JOLIET HOMERS FIVE TIMES, FOUR TEAMS RALLY LATE ON SATURDAY

In case you missed any part of a busy Saturday in the Frontier League, here is a recap to get you all caught up:

The Schaumburg Boomers got a season-high sixteen hits in a 13-2 win over the Evansville Otters. Luke Becker hit a solo home run in the second, then Chase Dawson hit a three-run homer in the third to make it 4-0. In the fifth, Quincy Nieporte hit a homer as well as part of a five-run fifth that made it 9-0 Boomers. Evansville scored two on a Bryce Denton single in the sixth and a sac fly from J.R. Davis in the eighth. Schaumburg’s Angelo Gumbs doubled home two in the bottom of the eighth before Becker hit his second home run of the night, this time a two-run shot. Lefty Aaron Rozek allowed only one unearned run in seven innings pitched with eight strikeouts in the blowout win.

The Joliet Slammers secured another win against the Windy City ThunderBolts 10-4. In the first, Brylie Ware blasted a two-run home run to make it 2-0 early. Dan Robinson tied the game for Windy City on an RBI single in the second. In the bottom of the second, after Patrick Causa hit a solo home run, Brylie Ware hit another home run, this time a three-run shot. Ware hit two of Joliet’s five homers in the game. The others in the game came from Braxton Davidson in the third, and Kyle Jacobsen in the fifth—both solo shots. In the eighth, Patrick Causa walked, and Tyler Blaum was hit by a pitch, both with the bases loaded, to bring home two runs, and bringing Joliet’s run total to 10. Keaton Sullivan earned the win in four scoreless innings for the Slammers.

The Florence Y’alls came back against the Gateway Grizzlies, scoring two runs in the top of the ninth to win the game 6-4. The Y’alls got an RBI double from Chad Sedio in the first and got a pair of home runs in the second from Taylor Bryant and Jackson Pritchard. Gateway got three runs in the fifth on a two-run RBI triple by Abdiel Diaz and an RBI double from Nick Rotola that made it 4-3. Axel Johnson then hit a game-tying home run in the sixth. In the ninth, a run scored on a passed ball, and the last run scored on a Luis Pintor grounder to short after the throw was just late to home plate. Joe Dougherty got credited with the win after his scoreless eighth inning, and Johnathon Tripp earned his third save of the season.

Équipe Québec won a close game against the Washington Wild Things 3-2 after scoring a run in the ninth inning. Bralin Jackson got the scoring started on an RBI single in the third to give Washington a 1-0 lead. Grant Heyman scored a run on an RBI double in the fifth to extend the lead to 2-0. Équipe Québec would tie the game up on a two-run RBI single by Jack Barrie in the seventh, and then in the ninth, L.P. Pelletier drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout. The Wild Things were unable to score any in the bottom half, sealing the win for Québec.

The New Jersey Jackals beat the Tri-City ValleyCats for the second night in a row with a 7-5 victory. Tri-City started hot with back-to-back home runs to give them an early 2-0 lead. The Jackals would score four runs in the fourth inning to take a 4-2 lead. One came on a Jason Agresti RBI single, two more scored on a single from Demetrius Moorer, and the last one came on a sacrifice fly from Santiago Chirino. Tri-City’s Denis Phipps then tied the game with a two-run RBI single in the bottom half of the fifth to even it back up, but the Jackals responded again in the seventh, scoring three. They came on a sacrifice fly from Espinal, a double from Dalton Combs, and a single from T.J. Ward. The ValleyCats got one back on a Denis Phipps solo home run in the eighth, but New Jersey’s lead was too much to overcome. New Jersey’s Jared Milch struck out six in four and two-thirds innings pitched in his professional debut.

The Lake Erie Crushers defeated the Southern Illinois Miners in the second straight game settled in extra innings between the teams, 5-4. Trevor Achenbach scored the first run on a wild pitch from the Miners’ starter Chase Cunningham. The Miners would take the lead after an Ian Walters two-run RBI double. The Crushers would respond in the sixth inning with a Brody Wofford single bringing another run home, tying the game at 2. Walters drove in another run on a ground-rule double, and Nick Neville drove in one more on a sacrifice fly for the Miners in the sixth. Lake Erie rallied in the eighth on a Bryan De La Rosa RBI triple and a sacrifice fly from Wofford that would allow the tying run to score. In the tenth, it was Connor Oliver who drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI triple. Paul Perez closed out the game in the tenth and earned the win in his first appearance for the Crushers.

The Sussex County Miners scored three runs late to beat the New York Boulders 7-6. In the first, New York took the early lead, with an error by the catcher allowing Milton Smith Jr. to score the game’s first run. Sussex County tied the game on a Cito Culver RBI single in the second, but New York came back with two more in the fourth. Ryan Ramiz and Ray Hernandez each drove home a run on a pair of doubles in the inning. The Boulders extended their lead on a sac fly from Jack Sundberg and RBI single from Austin Dennis to make it 5-1. After a Zach Penprase groundout scored one more for New York in the seventh, the Miners responded with two consecutive strong innings. Trey Hair knocked in three on a home run in the seventh, and in the eighth, a passed ball and a Martin Figueroa single brought home three more to give the Miners a 7-6 lead, and enough for the win.

Be sure to catch all of Sunday’s action on FrontierLeagueTV.com!

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