Otterbots split series against the River Riders


DANVILLE, Va. - The Danville Otterbots and Elizabethton River Riders played the series finale of a two-game series at American Legion Post NO.325 field at Dan Daniel Memorial Park. The Otterbots' two-run sixth inning proved to be the difference in this game, as the Otterbots won by a score of 3-1.

The Otterbots and River Riders only combined for six hits in the game and the Otterbots had half of them in the sixth inning to score two runs. The game's big hit came from Tanner McCammon as he hit a chopper into centerfield to score two runs.

The Danville batters struck out nine times, but they were able to draw seven walks in the game, and the walks were one factor in why the Otterbots won this ballgame.

The Otterbots' pitching staff also limited the walks and held the River Riders to just one unearned run and two hits. The pitching staff had a collective six strikeouts and only allowed two walks in the game.

Kyle Lewis got the start for the Otterbots and did well in his three innings, allowing one hit and no runs. He lowered his season ERA to 1.13. Lewis set the tone for the game and the bullpen followed suit as Ty Lawson picked up the win and Colbie Cushing got save number two on the year.

Looking ahead for both teams, Elizabethton will head on the road to take on the Burlington Sock Puppets for a two-game series. The Otterbots will remain home for two more games against Pulaski to wrap up their six-game home stand.

You can watch the game and all Appalachian League games on Pixellot TV for completely free. You can also listen to the game on the Otterbot website.