WASHINGTON, Pa. (August 8) – JR Davis’ three-run, walk-off homer in the home half of the 11th inning lifted the Wild Things to what turned out to be a comeback victory in the rubber game of the series with the Slammers. Jesus Balaguer pitched 3.1 scoreless frames to pick up the win in relief.
Washington started the scoring in the third when Stephen Lohr plated Alex Murphy, who doubled twice in the game. Murphy then scored again to make it 2-0 when Brett Marr singled him home in the fifth. Joliet plated three in the sixth to take the lead.
Murphy hit a sac fly in the seventh to score JJ Fernandez, which tied the game at 3. It took extras, as Davis’ home run lifted the Wild Things to a win in 11 innings as they took the series.
Washington now gets set to host Evansville for four games this weekend, with the resumption of June 20’s game set for Saturday. The originally-scheduled series begins Friday with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch against the Otters. Righty Jake Welch will pitch for Evansville against Washington’s Nick Wegmann.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON WILD THINGS
The Washington Wild Things are a professional baseball team in the Frontier League that plays in Washington, PA. In 2018, the team won its first East Division Championship since 2007 and came within two runs of winning the first Frontier League title in franchise history. Fans and media can stay aware of all the happenings in the Wild Things’ organization by following the team’s social media and website, washingtonwildthings.com. Season ticket packages, with new-and-improved benefits are now available by calling the box office at 724-250-9555.