The bats remained hot Saturday, as there was plenty of offense on display once again. Catch up on the highlights of each game with our nightly recap:
The Southern Illinois Miners defeated the Evansville Otters 3-2 on a walk-off double in the ninth by Ian Walters. The scoring started in the first, with the Miners’ Gianfranco Wawoe driving in a run on a groundout. Nolan Earley followed with an RBI single making it 2-0. In the fourth, the Otters evened up the score with an Elijah MacNamee two-run home run. The game then remained tied until the ninth, when Walters came up to the plate with a runner on second and doubled him home to give the Miners the walk-off win. Although he finished with a no-decision, Gunnar Kines pitched six innings for the Miners, giving up two runs on five hits and struck out six.
The Gateway Grizzlies scored six runs in the second inning on their way to a 9-3 win over the Florence Y’alls. Andres Regnault hit a two-run home run in the second to gain the early lead for Gateway. Nick Rotola followed with a solo home run, and Justin Jones hit another two-run home run to make it 5-0. Nate Etheridge drove in another run with an RBI double to make it 6-0. The Grizzlies added insurance in the fifth on a Dylan Jones two-runs single to make it 8-0, and Etheridge provided an RBI groundout in the ninth to make it 9-0. The Y’alls scored three runs in the ninth on a Luis Pintor double and a two-run home run by Chad Sedio that made the final score 9-3. Drew Clavenna went five scoreless innings for the Grizzlies in his professional debut and allowed four hits while striking out one in the victory.
The Tri-City ValleyCats topped the Washington Wild Things 11-9. Tri-City started the scoring in the first inning, with Phil Caulfield singling home Nelson Molina and Denis Phipps launching a two-run home run. The Wild Things’ Hector Roa answered with a two-run home run of his own in the second before Joe Campagna singled home Cody Erickson to tie the game at 3. In the fourth, Willy Garcia’s solo shot gave the ValleyCats a one-run lead and Keaton Weisz singled home a run. In the sixth, Bralin Jackson singled home a run, and Roa hit an RBI triple that scored Jackson, tying the game at five. Tri-City took the lead back on a solo home run from Carson Maxwell. Andrew Sohn plated the tying run for Washington in the seventh on a single, but the ValleyCats scored five runs, including a grand slam by Phipps in the seventh inning. Washington came back in the eighth and scored three on a sac fly, a fielder’s choice and another RBI hit from Sohn, but it was not enough as it finished 11-9.
The Joliet Slammers got the win over the Schaumburg Boomers 7-4 after rain delayed the start of the game for over an hour. The Boomers’ Nick Oddo started the scoring in the second with an RBI single, and Schaumburg would score again in the fourth on a Chase Dawson home run. Joliet answered back with two in the bottom half of the fourth, on an RBI double by Patrick Causa and an RBI single by Kyle Jacobsen making it 2-2. The fifth inning provided more offense, as the Boomers’ Alec Craig doubled home a run, and Joliet scored three more runs. Lane Baremore hit an RBI single, Alonzo Jones hit an RBI single, and Patrick Causa scored a run on a fielder’s choice. The Slammers would add a run in the sixth with a Braxton Davidson home run. Schaumburg got one run back on a Luke Becker double in the ninth, but it was not enough to mount a comeback.
The Sussex County Miners beat the New York Boulders 10-5. Sussex County’s Cito Culver hit a two-run home run in the second to get it started, and Chuck Taylor doubled home another run in the third, which was followed by a sac fly by Juan Kelly. New York’s Ray Hernandez homered in the top of the fourth before Trevin Esquierra did the same for the Miners and Chuck Taylor singled home a run to make it 6-1. Hernandez drove in a run in the sixth for the Boulders, but Joey Rose homered in the bottom half to get a run back for the Miners. Milton Smith Jr’s sacrifice fly scored another run in the eighth for New York, and Chuck Taylor’ sac fly and Audy Ciriaco’s groundout in the bottom half added two more runs for the Miners. The last two runs for the Boulders were scored in the ninth on a two-run home run by Kevonte Mitchell.
Équipe Québec defeated the New Jersey Jackals 9-5 after plating four runs in the seventh inning. Jack Barrie’s two-run double in the second got it all started for Québec. Connor Panas would follow in the third with an RBI single before New Jersey got back-to-back home runs by Jason Agresti and T.J. Ward in the bottom half of the inning. Québec’s Ruben Castro tripled home a run and Barrie knocked home a run in the fourth, before Jason Agresti scored on a passed ball in the fifth for the Jackals to make it 5-3 Équipe Québec. Québec then dropped their final four runs on the Jackals in the seventh. Jesse Hodges singled home one, Ruben Castro walked with the bases loaded and scored another, Riley Pittman scored one on a fielder’s choice, and Elliott Curtis singled home one more. Russ Olive would plate the final two runs for the Jackals with a single, closing the final deficit to four.
The Lake Erie Crushers vs Windy City ThunderBolts game was postponed due to weather and will be made up Sunday as part of a doubleheader between the two teams.
All of Sunday’s games can be watched LIVE on FrontierLeagueTV.com!