Sunday featured a number of late-inning comebacks and tight games. Catch up on anything you may have missed with our nightly recap:
The New Jersey Jackals scored four runs in the seventh inning to beat the New York Boulders 7-4 Sunday afternoon. The teams traded runs in the second inning, with New Jersey scoring on a single by Jason Agresti, and New York scoring on a solo home run by Ray Hernandez. The Jackals scored again in the third on an RBI single by Alfredo Marte and a bases loaded walk from Stanley Espinal, but the Boulders would answer right back on an RBI groundout by Zach Penprase and an RBI single by Hernandez to make it 3-3. New Jersey would send four across in the seventh, on an RBI single by Marte, an RBI double by Espinal, and a two-run RBI double by T.J. Ward making it 7-3 Jackals. Hernandez would hit a solo shot in the eighth for the Boulders, but that capped the scoring.
The Sussex County Miners beat the Tri-City ValleyCats 4-3 to sweep the weekend series. Tri-City started the first with a home run by Juan Silverio. Mike Gulino then drove in Daniel Angulo with an RBI single in the fourth, and Carson Maxwell hit a solo home run in the fifth to make it 3-0 ValleyCats. The Miners then scored three in the bottom half of the fifth to tie the game. Nilo Rijo scored on a wild pitch, Aaron Knapp plated one on a sacrifice fly, and Martin Figueroa scored one on a groundout. In the seventh inning, Knapp plated the winning run with another sac fly to give the Miners the lead that they would hold on to for the rest of the game. Gavin Sonnier earned the win in relief, and Jalen Miller Sr. earned the save.
The Lake Erie Crushers came from behind for a second straight game to defeat the Joliet Slammers 5-3. Patrick Causa knocked in a run in the fourth on a double for the Slammers after three walks in the inning. Clayton Harp followed by hitting an RBI single, and Tyler Depreta-Johnson brought home the third run on a sacrifice fly. In the bottom of the sixth, Lake Erie answered in a big way with back-to-back home runs—Trevor Achenbach with a two-run shot and Brody Wofford with a solo shot to tie the game at 3. The Crushers took the lead in the bottom of the eighth, when a bases loaded walk to Steve Passatempo scored Achenbach. General McArthur then hit an infield single to cap the scoring for Lake Erie. J.T. Perez struck out four of the six batters he faced in relief and picked up the win.
The Windy City ThunderBolts and the Gateway Grizzlies each took a game in their doubleheader. In game one, the ThunderBolts overcame a 5-0 deficit to win 10-5. Gateway started the game by scoring five runs in the first inning. Windy City got two runs in the second inning thanks to a Jack Strunc RBI single. Zach Racusin drove one in on a single in the third inning, making it 5-3 Grizzlies. RBI singles from Peyton Isaacson and Brynn Martinez put Windy City back on top in the fifth. In the sixth, three more runs were forced in on walks from reliever Tanner Cable, adding to the ThunderBolts lead. Tyler Thornton allowed two earned runs in 5.1 innings pitched in the win. Game two started with an Eric Jones home run in the third to put Gateway up 1-0. The ThunderBolts bounced back with a Jairus Richards RBI single in the fourth to tie it. Jay Prather went on to hit an RBI double for Gateway in the fifth, which ended up being enough for the victory. Carlos Vega was the winning pitcher, pitching five innings and allowing just three hits.
The Southern Illinois Miners rallied late to beat the Florence Y’alls 4-3. The Y’alls started the scoring with a Chad Sedio RBI double that plated one in the first. Luke Mangieri tied the game up for the Miners with a solo home run in the bottom half. In the second, Andre Mercurio scored a run on a fielder’s choice in the second, and Jordan Brower added another on a fielder’s choice in the third to make it 3-1 Florence. In the seventh, Ryan Stacy connected on an RBI double for the Miners and Marshall Rich plated Stacy on a single to tie the game. Then, Yeltsin Gudiño doubled to bring home the go-ahead run for Southern Illinois and make it 4-3. Ryan Miller earned the save for the Miners after pitching a scoreless ninth.
The Evansville Otters came back and beat the Schaumburg Boomers by the score of 4-3. Starters Dalton Stambaugh and Kyle Arjona kept the game scoreless through the first four innings. Matt McGarry put the Boomers on the board first with an RBI single in the fifth, and Chase Dawson followed by scoring another on a fielder’s choice in the same inning. The Otters got on the board with a Dakota Phillips RBI double that scored three in the bottom of the sixth. J.R. Davis drove in one more for the Otters the next inning with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2 Evansville. The Boomers plated a final run on a McGarry sac fly in the ninth, but Logan Sawyer was able to close out the rest of the final inning for the Otters victory. Dalton Stambaugh earned his second win of the season.
After overcoming a four-run deficit and scoring late in the eighth, the Washington Wild Things beat Équipe Québec by a score of 7-6. Équipe Québec scored the first four runs of the game on a groundout, a two-run triple by Jesse Hodges and a sac fly by Nick Horvath. In the fourth, Washington got four back to tie it. Two runs scored on a sacrifice bunt and throwing error, and Andrew Czech launched a two-run home run to tie the game at 4. The Wild Things added two more runs in the sixth with an RBI single from Gabe Howell and a sac fly from Grant Heyman—his first of two in the game. Québec would score a run in both the seventh and eighth innings before Heyman hit his second sacrifice fly of the game in the eighth to bring home the winning run for Washington. Zach Strecker earned his 55th career save, which moves him into a fourth-place tie with Gabe Shaw on the Career Saves list for the Frontier League.
No scheduled games on Monday, but teams will get right back at it with a full slate of games on Tuesday. Tune in at FrontierLeagueTV.com so you don’t miss a moment!