Here is a recap of all the games you may have missed on Wednesday night:
The New York Boulders scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to walk it off and beat the Tri-City ValleyCats 6-5 on Wednesday. In the first, Tri-City grabbed the lead after an RBI groundout by Juan Silverio after a Steve Figueroa triple. The Boulders then scored four in the bottom half, with two coming on a single by Jack Sundberg, and two coming on a double by Zach Penprase. Tri-City fought right back with a three-run home run by Keaton Weisz in the second to tie the game at four. In the fourth, the ValleyCats took a 5-4 lead on an RBI single by Figueroa, but then in the seventh, New York tied the game with a sacrifice fly by Tucker Nathans. Then in the bottom of the ninth, Zach Kirtley hit an RBI single to drive in Austin Dennis to win the game for the Boulders.
The Windy City ThunderBolts won the opener in Gateway with a 2-1 win over the Grizzlies. Gateway scored first in the bottom of the second on a Justin Jones sacrifice fly. The ThunderBolts then went on to score their two runs in the fifth inning on an RBI double by Dan Robinson. From there, Windy City pitching was able to close the game out. Miguel Ausua came on and got the final nine outs for his first professional save. Reigning Frontier League Pitcher of the Week Tyler Thornton got his second win of the season, while giving up just one unearned run and two hits over six innings.
The Schaumburg Boomers came from behind and beat the Joliet Slammers 5-1. Joliet scored first in the bottom of the first inning, but were unable to push any more runs across against starter Kyle Arjona. Chase Dawson hit an RBI single in the third to tie the game for the Boomers, and Clint Hardy put them in front on a two-run single in the fourth inning. Hardy would score later in the inning, and brought the fifth and final run home in the fifth on an RBI triple. Arjona got the win with just one run allowed and six strikeouts in six innings pitched. Stephen Chamblee and Darrell Thompson closed out the rest of the game without allowing any more runs.
The Florence Y’alls took both games of a doubleheader from the Washington Wild Things despite a delay in the start times due to weather. In the first game, Florence topped the Wild Things 4-1. Taylor Bryant hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second to open the scoring, and one inning later Luis Pintor scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Chad Sedio. Florence extended their lead to 3-0 on a Jordan Brower infield single in the fourth. Pintor hit a home run in the fifth to put a cap on their scoring. Grant Heyman got the Wild Things on the board in the sixth with an RBI double, but that was all they got. Starter Jared Cheek racked up 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts and earned the win. In game two, the Y’alls bested the Wild Things 2-0. Florence plated one in the first with a fielder’s choice by Trevor Craport. Later, in the fourth, Harrison DiNicola drove in Jose Brizuela on an RBI single to make it 2-0. Washington was unable to score off of starting pitcher Edgar Martinez in his five innings pitched. He struck out six in the win, and Johnathon Tripp got his second save of the season.
Équipe Québec and the Southern Illinois Miners went to a home run derby to break the 5-5 tie, and it was Équipe Québec who prevailed 3-0. Québec scored first in the third inning on a throwing error by Miners second basemen Craig Massey. One batter later, Elliott Curtis singled home another run making it 2-0. Southern Illinois responded in the same inning, when Anthony Brocato scored on an error by the third basemen Curtis, making it 2-1. Équipe Québec would score on a solo home run by Riley Pittman in the fourth, making it 3-1, until the ninth inning when Spencer Henn knocked an RBI single and Jarrod Watkins drove in another run on a weak grounder to second. The game then went to extra innings, where Équipe Québec scored twice on a single by Curtis, and a sac fly from Jeffry Parra. The Miners came right back and tied it again, with a Luke Mangieri RBI single and a dropped third strike allowing Massey to score and tie the game. But in the home run derby, it was Équipe Québec, with all three players hitting one home run, who were able to outlast the Miners.
Evansville defeated Lake Erie 10-6 at Bosse Field Wednesday night. Bryce Denton got things started, knocking in Andy DeJesus on and RBI groundout in the first. Karl Ellison of the Crushers responded by hitting a grand slam in the second, making it 4-1. The Otters would climb right back and score one run on an RBI single by DeJesus in the third, and another on a Riley Krane sac fly. Evansville would then tie the game on a Dakota Phillips RBI single, and go in front with a Miles Gordon sacrifice fly. The lead was extended with another DeJesus RBI in the sixth, but Lake Erie scored two more in the seventh off of a bases loaded walk and a sac fly by Dylan Jones to tie the game. In the bottom of the seventh, the Otters went back in front on a Dakota Phillips RBI single, and the lead was cushioned by RBIs on a sac fly by Christopher Pujols, an RBI double by Gordon, and a two-out RBI single. Dakota Phillips went 4-5 with 3 RBIs on the night in the victory for the Otters.
The Sussex County Miners got another win against the New Jersey Jackals 7-4. The Miners got one in the first on a sac fly from Martin Figueroa and added another on an RBI single by Nilo Rijo in the second. Audy Ciriaco launched a solo home run in the third to make it 3-0 Miners until the fifth inning. In the fifth, the Miners tacked on more with a Trey Hair double plating one, a John Jones single plating two, and a Daniel Herrera double adding one more to make it 7-0. New Jersey would score four in the bottom half on a two-run Jason Agresti RBI double, a Demetrius Moorer sac fly, and a Justin Wylie RBI single closing the scoring at 7-4. Max Herrmann pitched five innings and gave up four runs in the win, while John Hayes gave up seven in 4.2 innings in the loss.
Every team in action Thursday, with two doubleheaders on the schedule. You can watch all of them on FrontierLeagueTV.com.