A pair of games were rained out Sunday, but there were still eight teams in action Sunday. If you missed any, here is a recap of each of Sunday’s games:
The Windy City ThunderBolts took a 9-8 victory as well a series victory against the Joliet Slammers Sunday. The ThunderBolts took the lead in the first on a Rob Calabrese RBI single. Braxton Davidson hit a solo home run and tied the game, but then Windy City answered back with seven straight runs. Dan Robinson and Jamey Smart got RBI hits during a four-run second inning. Peyton Isaacson then proceeded to hit a two-run home run in the fifth, and Jairus Richards’s RBI single in the sixth made it 8-1. Joliet finally got hot in the seventh with Lane Baremore hitting a two-run single and Brylie Ware knocking a three-run home run to make it 8-6 ThunderBolts. Zac Taylor knocked in Brynn Martinez with an RBI single extend Windy City’s lead, but Joliet was not done. Brian Parreira hit a two-run double in the ninth to bring the game to 9-8, but that was all they could muster. Jake Fisher got his first start for Windy City since September 2017, and passed Dustin Williams to become the franchise’s all-time wins leader with 30.
The Washington Wild Things picked up their first win of the season Sunday afternoon against the Lake Erie Crushers 1-0. The Crushers managed only one hit the whole game in the third inning in what was a dominant performance by Washington pitchers. Keven Pimentel pitched six strong innings with ten strikeouts in the win. BJ Sabol and Jesus Balaguer also threw scoreless innings and Zach Strecker picked up his first save of the year. This was his 53rd save in his career, and puts him just one behind 5th place in Frontier League history. Bralin Jackson scored the only run for the Wild Things in the sixth on a wild pitch.
Florence won their fourth game in a row, coming from behind and beating Southern Illinois 4-3. The Y’alls started the scoring in the fifth inning with an RBI single by Will Baker. Three runs came for the Miners in the sixth—two coming on a Luke Mangieri home run, but Florence got one back in the bottom half when Chad Sedio scored on a throw down to second base. In the eighth, Harrison DiNicola hit a go-ahead two-run single with two outs to give the Y’alls the 4-3 lead. Joe Dougherty came in for the save in the ninth and secured the win for Florence.
The Schaumburg Boomers had a strong fourth inning and defeated the Gateway Grizzlies 7-2. The scoring in that strong fourth inning started with an RBI double from Chase Dawson. Luke Becker then drove two more home with a double with the bases loaded to make it 3-0. Nick Oddo singled home Willy Garcia, Alec Craig walked with the bases loaded, and Angelo Gumbs hit into a fielder’s choice to bring home the sixth run. The Grizzlies got their two runs in the top of the sixth inning, on a Chase Vallot RBI double and a Jose Reyes RBI groundout. Willy Garcia hit a home run to the scoreboard in the fifth for the seventh and final run for Schaumburg, making it 7-2. Orlando Rodriguez got the win for the Boomers, allowing two runs in 6.2 innings pitched, while Darrell Thompson and Jake Joyce closed out the win from the bullpen and added to the 13 combined strikeouts for Boomers pitching.
Both games of the Tri-City vs Sussex County doubleheader were again postponed and the two teams will play a doubleheader starting tomorrow at 2 p.m.
New York vs New Jersey was also postponed again, and the two teams will also play a doubleheader starting tomorrow at 2 p.m.
Twelve teams are in action on Memorial Day, with a couple doubleheaders on the schedule. Monday is the last day to watch every game on FrontierLeagueTV.com using the free trial! Don’t miss out!