Saturday night saw another game end in extra innings, and a couple teams pick up their first win of the season. Here is a recap of all that went down:
The Florence Y’alls came back and won in the tenth inning 5-4 against Southern Illinois. Luke Mangieri opened up the scoring in the third with a three-run homer to put Southern Illinois in front 3-0. Florence would battle right back and get two runs in the bottom half of the inning on a two-run home run by Harrison DiNicola. The score stayed 3-2 for a few innings until Jarrod Watkins delivered an RBI single in the sixth inning to make it 4-2 Miners. The Y’alls would again strike back and get two runs in the bottom half of that inning with a two-run home run off the bat of Trevor Craport tying the game at four. The game stayed tied until Chad Sedio brought the winning run home in the bottom of the tenth with a sacrifice fly to end the game.
The Lake Erie Crushers defeated the Washington Wild Things 5-3 for their first win of the season in the opener of a three-game series. Connor Oliver hit a two-run single to center in the third inning, with an error bringing home a third run on the play, making it 3-0 Lake Erie. The Wild Things got a run back in the fifth inning on a Joe Campagna groundout, but in the sixth, Lake Erie scored two more runs on a Steve Passatempo RBI single and an opposite field single by Shawon Dunston Jr. to make it a 5-0 game. Washington would score a couple in the ninth off of a wild pitch, and a groundout by Trevor Casanova, but were closed out by Lake Erie pitcher JT Perez, who registered the save. Robby Rowland got the win for the Crushers, while Kevin McNorton took the loss for the Wild Things.
The Windy City ThunderBolts got a 3-1 win over Joliet thanks to six shutout innings and a career-high eight strikeouts from pitcher Cole Bellair. In the first, Dan Robinson scored the first run of the night after Rob Calabrese reached base on an error. Windy City added another run in the second inning with an RBI double from Dan Robinson that brought home Jairus Richards, making it 2-0. Later, in the sixth, Peyton Isaacson hit an RBI double to extend the lead to 3-0. The Slammers finally got on the board with an RBI triple by Sean Green in the seventh, but were unable to score any more. Bellair got the win for Windy City, while Cam Aufderheide gave up two runs in five innings in the loss for Joliet.
In Schaumburg, the Boomers beat the Gateway Grizzlies 7-0 on Saturday night for their first win of the season. Schaumburg scored three in the first, with Quincy Nieporte delivering a base-loaded two-run double. Nick Oddo was then hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. In the fourth, Angelo Gumbs singled home Matt McGarry, in the fifth, Nick Oddo doubled home a run, and in the sixth, Alec Craig hit a two-run triple to make it 7-0. Starter Andrew Dean pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just five hits, one walk, and registering five strikeouts.
Équipe Québec and the Evansville Otters split their doubleheader Saturday, with Équipe Québec taking game one 3-2, and Evansville taking game two 6-3. In game one, Evansville starter Tyler Vail went six innings, giving up three runs. The only offense from Evansville came on a two-run double by Trent Nash in the fourth inning that tied the game. Équipe Québec regained the lead after a solo home run by Elliot Curtis in the fifth. Evansville fared much better in game two. After falling behind 2-0 in the first, the Otters’ Riley Krane hit a three-run inside-the-park home run in the bottom half of the inning. The score was 3-2 until David Glaude tied the game in the third with a solo home run. In the bottom half of the third, Riley Krane launched a two-run home run to put the Otters up 5-3. From there, the Otters bullpen took over and did not give up another run to Québec, with the score finishing 6-3.
Both games of the Tri-City at Sussex County doubleheader were postponed due to inclement weather. The teams will play a doubleheader Sunday starting at 2 p.m.
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