Washington scored in the top of the 1st inning after the first two men reached base via a walk and a single, then a sac fly brought home the game’s first run.
The Slammers would jump out to a 3-1 lead after scoring 3 runs in the 3rd inning—all before an out was recorded. It started with a Chaz Meadows single, a single from Clayton Harp, and RBI singles from Oliver Nunez and Dash Winningham.
Clayton Harp, who was already 2-3 on the night, launched his first homerun of the season down the right field line giving the Slammers a 4-1 lead in the 7th inning. That would be the finishing touch for the Slammers tonight as they had the bats working all night, they finished with 10 hits all together.
All things considered, Keegan Long had a nice outing for the Slammers. The right-hander went 7 innings, gave up 1 run on 2 hits, walked and struck out 4 batters. Long loaded the bases with 1 out in two separate innings but was able to get doubles plays to end the inning both times.
For Washington, John Havird didn’t fare as well. Like Long, Havird went 7 innings but gave up 4 runs on his way. He struck out 5 while only walking 2.
Winning Pitcher: Keegan Long
Losing Pitcher: John Havird
With the win tonight, the Slammers have now swept back-to-back series here at DuPage Medical Group Field. They improve their record to 36-45, while the Wild Things fall to 33-50 on the season. The Slammers will look to continue their winning ways Friday, August 16th when they open a series against the Southern Illinois Miners. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Tonight’s Merchants and Manufacturer’s Bank Player of the Game is:Clayton Harp (3-4 1 RBI)
About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers play at DuPage Medical Group Field in downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League. The Frontier League is entering its 27th season of play in 2019. Visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
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