The Binghamton Rumble Ponies defeated Akron Monday night. The final score was 9-3. Tylor Bashlor was the winning pitcher.
The Mets defeated San Diego Monday night 5-3; Jacob DeGrom pitched eight innings for his twelfth win of the season.
The Yankees were off last night.
William Byron held off Paul Menard in the closing laps to win the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday for his third NASCAR XFINITY Series victory of 2017. The race was broadcast here on WEBO. The 19-year-old rookie became the youngest driver to win an XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis. Byron started third on Saturday and hung around the front of the field for much of the afternoon, winning Stage 1. After playing the pit strategy game with three laps to go in Stage 2, Byron fell back through the field missing out on any additional stage points, but was in prime position to restart the final stage near the front of the field. Byron restarted second in the final stage and stayed within shouting distance of the lead but it wasn’t until race leaders Kyle Busch and Erik Jones pitted with 19 laps to go which gave Byron the opportunity to score the victory.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies had a difficult weekend, losing to Harrisburg Friday night 1-0 and then again Saturday 7-3. However they recovered on Sunday to defeat Harrisburg 3-1.game…The Rumble Ponies will be in Akron tonight for a 7:05 start.
The New York Mets lost to Oakland 3-2.
The Yankees defeated the Mariners 6-4
In NASCAR, it has been announced that Alex Bowman will drive the 88 car at Hendrick Motorsports next season. Bowman will be replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr, who is retiring at the end of this season. The twenty-four year old Bowman drove the No. 88 Chevrolet in 10 of the final 18 Cup races last season in place of the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. He went on to earn three top-10 finishes with the team including a sixth-place result at Phoenix, where he won the pole position and led a race-high 194 laps. NASCAR will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend and can be heard here on WEBO. Coverage of the Xfinity race is Saturday at 3:30PM. Coverage of the Monster Energy Cup race begins Sunday at 1:30PM.
The demolition derby is coming to the Tioga County Fair. The qualifying heats will run on Wednesday, Aug. 2nd with finals to be held on Saturday, Aug. 5th. Classes for the derby include – 1) Modified Compact for six and four cylinder vehicles; six cylinder cars must be front-wheel drive; no all-wheel drive or 4×4 cars will be allowed; 2) Stock V8, open to any year passenger car; 3) Stock Compact; 4) Mini Trucks; 5) Mini Vans.
The Rumble Ponies were in Harrisburg last night. Harrisburg won the contest with a final score of 6-4
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies series with the Akron Rubber Ducks continued last night with another double header at NYSEG Stadium. In the opener, Binghamton defeated Akron 2-1, with Chris Flexen the winning pitcher; he is now 6-1 on the season. In the second game, Akron defeated the Rumble Ponies 11-4. Andrew Church was the losing pitcher. Also, New York Mets relief pitcher, Josh Smoker, began a rehab assignment with the Rumble Ponies on Tuesday. He’s recovering from a strained shoulder. There is no established schedule for his return to the Mets.
The Rumble Ponies played a double header last night against Akron. The game started with the Rumble Ponies at bat in the bottom of the third, trailing 6-3. The score never changed and Binghamton lost to Akron 6-3.The second game was another story. Patrick Conlon pitched a complete game as the Rumble Ponies beat the Rubber Ducks 13-0.
There weren’t enough Rubber Duckies in Binghamton last night to keep the Rumble Ponies game afloat. Last night’s rained out game turns into a double header tonight against Akron beginning at 5:35.
Also from NYSEG Stadium, the Rumble Ponies won’t get the chance to host the 2019 Eastern All-Star Game, as Richmond Virginia has been chosen as the host city for that event. No big deal though, Binghamton will re-apply for the 2020 game.
We’re less than a month away from the Dick’s Open, and organizers are adding a few new attractions, like Yoga… on the first and tenth tee, before the final round of the tournament Sunday morning. A juniors clinic and Pro-Am will happen earlier in the week. Organizers continue to bring new ideas to the venue to create interest in the community. The Dick’s Open runs from August 14th through the 20th.
Meanwhile in Elmira, Elmira Pioneers owner Robbie Nichols’s bid to bring hockey back to the First Arena has been shut out be the Chemung County IDA. Nichols offer of $3.5 million to use the facility matched that of a previous potential buyer. County Executive Tom Santulli (San-tool-ee) says despite the absence of the Pioneers, other events will still take place throughout the year, including youth hockey.
NASCAR is in New Hampshire for races that will be heard live on WEBO this weekend. The Xfinity Series will race tomorrow, and beware of the pole sitter. The car that has led the field to the green flag has won the last five Xfinity Series races at New Hampshire. Performance Racing Network coverage will begin at 3:30pm tomorrow. The Cup Series will race the Overton’s 301 on Sunday. Martin Truex, Jr. will look to extend his points lead in the Granite State at the track that the New Jersey native has adopted as his home track. PRN coverage will begin at 2pm Sunday on WEBO.
In NASCAR, both series will race live on WEBO this weekend under the lights of Kentucky Speedway. The Xfinity Series will race tonight. Performance Racing Network coverage will begin at 7:30pm. The Cup Series will race tomorrow, where Brad Keselowski won last year. PRN coverage will start at 6:30pm tomorrow on WEBO.