WILD THINGS’ MCNORTON EARNS FIRST WIN OF YEAR IN SEVEN STRONG INNINGS

In case you missed any of Wednesday’s Frontier League games, here is a recap of how every game unfolded:

The Florence Y’alls had a couple big innings en route to a 13-6 victory over the Evansville Otters. The Y’alls scored six runs in the fifth inning, and four in the seventh. Evansville started the scoring in the first on an Andy DeJesus RBI double, which was answered by a Trevor Craport two-run home run in the bottom half. The Otters then got two runs in third and one in the fourth. Chad Sedio hit a solo homer in the fourth for the Y’alls that brought them within one. After five innings, Evansville lead 5-3. In the fifth, Joe Lytle hit a run home on a single to get things started for the Y’alls. Luis Pintor then drove in a run on an RBI double, Chad Sedio knocked a run home on a fielding error at second, and Trevor Craport hit a two-run RBI single. Harrison DiNicola proceeded to hit an RBI single to drive in the last run of the inning. In the seventh, Lytle picked up another RBI on a fielder’s choice groundout, and Pintor hit a two-run RBI single. No starters lasted more than five innings, but the Florence bullpen was strong enough to close it out for the 13-6 win.

The Washington Wild Things won their contest over the New Jersey Jackals 5-1. Derek Reddy scored the first run on a double play to make it 1-0 Wild Things. In the second inning, Washington’s Brian Sharp hit a double to score two and make it a 3-0 game. In the seventh inning, Alfredo Marte hit a solo home run for New Jersey to make it 3-1, and it would stay that way as James Meeker and Sean Kealey close the game out for Washington. Kevin McNorton pitched a strong game for the Wild Things, going seven innings and only giving up the one run in what was his first win of the year.

The New York Boulders also pitched a solid game on their way to a 7-2 win over the Tri-City ValleyCats. In the first, Tri-City starter Carlos Sano walked the bases loaded, then gave up a pair of sac flies and an RBI double to give New York a 3-0 lead. Recent signee Colton Whitehouse hit a solo shot in the second for Tri-City in his professional debut to cut the lead to two. The Boulders would make it 6-1 after three innings, however, after a pair of home runs from Ryan Ramiz and Ray Hernandez. Jack Sundberg lined an RBI double in the fifth to make it 7-1 New York. The ValleyCats would get one more, but Brian Rapp was too strong for the Boulders. He gave up just one earned run and four hits, while striking out seven batters in seven innings in the win.

The Gateway Grizzlies defeated the Lake Erie Crushers 8-2 after a big first inning. They started after Chase Vallot drove in two with a double, and Jose Rosario hit a two-run home run to make it 4-0. Then, a pair of doubles by Justin Jones and Dustin Woodcock extended the lead to 6-0. The last two runs came on an Eric Jones RBI single in the second inning and an Abdiel Diaz RBI groundout in the seventh. Lake Erie was able to score one on an error in the second, and another on a Brody Wofford double in the fourth. Jorge Tavarez pitched six strong innings, striking out ten with no walks and only one earned run in the win for the Grizzlies.

The Joliet Slammers grabbed a 6-4 win against the Schaumburg Boomers. Joliet went ahead 1-0 on a sacrifice fly from Brian Parreira, but Schaumburg tied it with an RBI single from Chase Dawson. The Slammers added another run on a single from Brylie Ware in the second, and two more in the third from a groundout and a bases loaded walk to make it 4-1. Dawson singled home one more for the Boomers in the third to make it 4-2. Both teams scored two each in the eighth. Joliet’s Patrick Causa hit a two-run RBI single, and Matt Bottcher hit also hit a two-run RBI single for Schaumburg. This made it 6-4. Brad VanAsdlen earned the win in his three innings of relief for the Slammers, and Trevor Charpie got the save.

The Sussex County Miners beat Équipe Québec 8-1 after a strong outing from Max Hermann and the Miners bullpen. Trey Hair got it started with two RBI doubles in the first and third, and Martin Figueroa drove one in on a groundout. John Jones then drove in Hair on a single to make it 4-0 after three. Audy Ciriaco scored on an error in the fifth, Chuck Taylor plated one on a double in the sixth, John Jones plated another in the seventh, and Taylor launched a solo home run in the eighth to cap the scoring for Sussex County. In the ninth, Équipe Québec got its first and only run on a Jeffry Parra double to end the game at 8-1. Max Herrmann got the win in a scoreless six innings pitched, and the bullpen was able to close it out, giving up the lone run in the ninth.

The Windy City ThunderBolts came from behind and beat the Southern Illinois Miners 5-3. Zac Taylor and Rob Calabrese each doubled in the first to open the scoring for Windy City. The Miners then tied the score in the fourth on an RBI single and a two-run triple from Anthony Brocato to put them up 3-1. In the bottom half, the ThunderBolts responded after a run scored when Jose Layer reached on an error, and they tied the game again on a Jairus Richards RBI single the next inning. In the bottom of the sixth, Layer hit an RBI double and ended up scoring on a throwing error to give the Bolts a 5-3 lead. Kenny Mathews went six innings and allowed three runs in his first win of the year for Windy City.

Be sure to follow all of Thursday’s games on FrontierLeagueTV.com!

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