Despite the weather having a major impact on things Wednesday night, and postponing four games, there were still three games that were able to be played. Here is a quick recap of those that took place:
Équipe Québec beat the New York Boulders 4-2. Québec started the scoring when Jeffry Parra doubled home two runs in the first inning. The Boulders answered right back in the bottom half, with a sacrifice fly by Kevonte Mitchell and a run-scoring single by Ryan Ramiz that tied the game at two. Québec would go on to break the tie in the third inning, with Jesse Hodges hitting an RBI single that plated two. Starter David Gauthier struck out three and walked four in his five innings of work in the win. The Québec bullpen combined to pitch four scoreless innings to close the game out, with Andrew Case earning the save with a scoreless ninth.
The Sussex County Miners took the middle game of their series against the Washington Wild Things 4-2. Starting pitchers Mike Castellani and Ryan Hennen each dominated the first five innings. Washington’s Hector Roa brought in the first run of the game on a single in the sixth inning, and another run scored on an error by the Miners’ Aaron Knapp. In the home half, Sussex County’s Juan Kelly hit a sacrifice fly to get on the board, a single by Audy Ciriaco to tie the game, and a two-run single by John Jones to make it a 4-2 ballgame. Castellani pitched seven innings in the win, giving up just two runs on seven hits and three walks, and striking out six for the Miners.
The Schaumburg Boomers defeated the Windy City ThunderBolts 11-10 after scoring six unearned runs on four errors. In the second, Windy City got on the board with an RBI double by Jairus Richards. He would then score on a defensive error later in the inning. Schaumburg’s Brett Milazzo tied the game in the third with a two-run home run and Quincy Nieporte added an RBI double to make it 3-2 Boomers. Windy City scored on an error in the bottom half to tie the game, but Schaumburg scored two on an error in the top of the fourth and scored one more on a double steal of home. The ThunderBolts responded in the bottom half after Dan Robinson’s sacrifice fly plate one and Rob Calabrese’s single plated one more to make it 6-5 Boomers after four. Chase Dawson hit a three-run home run in the sixth, and the Boomers scored two more on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by Clint Hardy that made it 11-5. The ThunderBolts then managed to put up five more runs in the eighth after two wild pitches, and a three-run RBI double by Brynn Martinez, but the Boomers were able to hang on for the win. Ryan Middendorf got the win, going five innings and allowing just one earned run for the Boomers.
The remaining four games were all postponed and will all be made up as the first games of doubleheaders starting at the following times Thursday:
Florence vs Evansville: first game of doubleheader at 4:05 p.m. CT
Southern Illinois vs Gateway: first game of doubleheader at 4:00 p.m. CT
Joliet vs Lake Erie: first game of doubleheader at 5:05 p.m. ET
Tri-City vs New Jersey: first game of doubleheader at 4:05 p.m. ET
A HUGE day of Frontier League baseball Thursday, with eleven games on the schedule due to the postponements Wednesday. Catch every game at FrontierLeagueTV.com or in the Frontier League app!