Full slate of games that took place Wednesday. Catch up on anything you might have missed with our nightly recap:
The Washington Wild Things beat the Florence Y’alls 5-1. The Wild Things plated two with a Trevor Casanova RBI double in the fourth inning. Gabe Howell scored another on an RBI double of his own in the fifth to make it 3-0 Washington before Rodney Tennie singled in a run for Florence in the bottom half of the fifth. Two more runs would score for Washington in the eighth on a Bralin Jackson sacrifice fly and an error by Y’alls pitcher Jared Cheek. Keven Pimentel picked up the win after allowing one run on five hits and four strikeouts in his six innings of work.
The Schaumburg Boomers beat the Windy City ThunderBolts 5-2 after scoring four runs in the ninth inning. The Boomers took an early lead when Nick Ames drove in a run with an RBI double in the first. They would not record another hit until the ninth inning. The ThunderBolts tied the game on a Jamey Smart single in the third and took the lead with a solo home run by Dan Robinson in the seventh. The Boomers offense then woke up in the ninth scoring four to take the late lead. Nick Ames, Luke Becker, and Nick Oddo each singled home a run, and then Becker scored on a passed ball to make it 5-2 Schaumburg. Jake Joyce earned the win with a scoreless eighth inning, while starter Orlando Rodriguez had a solid outing, giving up two runs in seven innings pitched. Windy City starter Tom Jager made his first professional start and went 8.1 innings, not giving up a run until the ninth.
The New York Boulders got two home runs from Zach Kirtley and beat the Sussex County Miners 12-7. After two innings, Sussex County jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a Martin Figueroa single, a three-base error by New York’s first baseman Ray Hernandez and a sac fly by Joey Rose. In the fourth, the Boulders put up five runs. Zach Penprase singled to right was misplayed by Chuck Taylor, allowing a run to score, and a groundout by Milton Smith, Jr. scored a run to make it 3-2. With two men on, Kirtley blasted a three-run home run to put the Boulders up 5-3. The lead was increased with a solo shot from Tucker Nathans in the fifth. Figueroa then hit a two-run shot for the Miners, but then Kirtley hit his second home run of the game to make it 7-5 in the seventh. New York scored five more in the seventh after a Penprase RBI single and two-run doubles by Phil Capra and Jack Sundberg. Todd Frazier hit his first Frontier League home run in the ninth, but the lead was insurmountable and the game finished 12-7.
The Southern Illinois Miners defeated the Lake Erie Crushers 6-1 after holding the Crushers to just three hits. The first runs of the game came in the fourth when the Miners scored three times. Jared Mang scored on a chopper by Ryan Stacy, and Anthony Brocato followed with a two-run single to make it 3-0. Another run came across in the fifth with an infield single from Marshall Rich. In the bottom half, Zack Gray pushed across a run on an RBI single in what would be the last hit of the night for Lake Erie. Southern Illinois added runs in the sixth and eighth with RBI singles from Luke Mangieri and Yeltsin Gudiño. Reigning Frontier League Pitcher of the Week Kaleb Schmidt took the win for the Miners, giving up just one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings. He also struck out five in the win.
The New Jersey Jackals downed the Tri-City ValleyCats 7-3. Dalton Combs singled home two runs in the first for the Jackals to open the scoring. Juan Silverio hit into a double play in the third for the ValleyCats, but was able to get a run back on the play. Russ Olive singled home another run for the Jackals in the bottom half. Carson Maxwell hit an RBI single in the fourth for Tri-City, but Chris Carpio also singled home a run for the Jackals, making it 4-2 after four. In the sixth, the Jackals padded their lead with two scoring on a Riley Mihalik home run and a Chris Carpio RBI single, and added one more on an Alfredo Marte sac fly in the seventh. Carson Maxwell would add one on a solo home run in the top of the ninth to give Tri-City three and make the final score 7-3 New Jersey. Angelo Baez earned the win after five innings of work with two earned runs, two walks, five hits and three strikeouts for the Jackals.
The Evansville Otters shut out the Gateway Grizzlies 4-0 after a big seventh inning. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the seventh, when the Otters’ Dakota Phillips singled home a run. Bryce Denton followed Phillips’ at-bat with a three-run home run to cap the scoring at four. Jorge Tavarez worked 6.1 innings for the Grizzlies in the start, getting seven strikeouts, but giving up three earned runs on five hits in the loss. Starter Marty Anderson went four scoreless innings for the Otters, giving up four hits and just two walks and striking out two. The bullpen then stepped up for Evansville, with Austin Gossmann working three scoreless innings and picking up the win, Samson Abernathy working 1.2 scoreless innings, and Logan Sawyer getting the last out in the ninth to seal the victory.
Équipe Québec earned the victory over the Joliet Slammers 5-3. Joliet scored first with Tyler Depreta-Johnson plating one on a single in the second. Québec’s Riley Pittman would then score one on a groundout in the fourth, but Lane Baremore singled home another run for the Joliet in the bottom half. Jesse Hodges singled home another run for Équipe Québec in the fifth to tie the game 2-2. Hodges would help Québec pull ahead in the seventh on a two-run RBI double, and Jeffry Parra singled home one more to make it 5-2. The Slammers would get one back in the ninth on a Brian Parreira groundout, but the game ended 5-3. Frank Moscatiello got the win in 1.1 innings of relief for Équipe Québec.
Games continue Thursday. As always, you can watch them all on FrontierLeagueTV.com!