Two walk-off wins highlighted Tuesday night in the Frontier League. Read about all the action in our nightly recap here:
The New York Boulders beat Équipe Québec 4-3 thanks to a walk-off single in the tenth inning by Kevonte Mitchell. Québec took the early lead after L.P. Pelletier scored on an error in the first and hit a home run in the third to make it 2-0. The Boulders tied it in the fourth inning after Tucker Nathans hit an RBI double and Ryan Ramiz scored him on a single. Québec regained the lead in the fifth on an RBI single by David Glaude, but New York tied the game in the bottom half with a single by Zach Kirtley. The game stayed tied and went to extra innings, where Québec was held scoreless in the top of the tenth. In the bottom half, it was Kevonte Mitchell who lined a single to left field that scored Phil Capra from third and gave the Boulders the walk-off win.
The Florence Y’alls were also walk-off winners, taking their opening game with the Evansville Otters 6-5. A two-run single by Andretty Cordero in the first gave the Otters the 2-0 lead. Andrew Penner then made it 3-0 after an infield single that scored another run. Florence scored one in the first after Axel Johnson’s solo home run. The score stayed 3-1 until the fifth, when Trevor Craport hit an RBI single that cut the lead to 3-2. Evansville got the run back in the next half inning, when Bryce Denton singled home a run that made it 4-2. The Y’alls tied the game in the sixth after an error and a bases-loaded walk to Luis Pintor. In the seventh, the Otters regained the lead on an Elijah MacNamee base hit, but the Y’alls would once again tie it in the home half when Rodney Tennie hit a sacrifice fly that scored the tying run. The game stayed tied for the final two innings until the bottom of the ninth, when with the bases loaded, Connor Crane connected on a base hit to right to win the game for the Y’alls.
The Tri-City ValleyCats defeated the Washington Wild Things 6-3 after Oscar Campos finished a double shy of the cycle. Washington scored first when Andrew Czech hit his ninth home run of the year to give them a 1-0 lead. The ValleyCats bounced back with a two-run home run by Oscar Campos in the second. The Wild Things tied the game with a sacrifice fly by Bralin Jackson in the third, but in the fourth, Campos hit an RBI single to give Tri-City the 3-2 lead. Tri-City would add three more in the sixth, highlighted by Campos’ second RBI single and an RBI double by Carson Maxwell. Hector Roa brought a run home on a groundout in the eighth, but the ValleyCats held on for the 6-3 win thanks to a four-out save by Trey Cochran-Gill. Campos finished with four RBIs on the night.
The Sussex County Miners and New Jersey Jackals each took a game out of their doubleheader. New Jersey took game one after a five-run fourth inning led them to a 9-3 win. They got on the board first when Justin Wylie hit a two-run home run in the second inning. The Miners responded in the third when Martin Figueroa scored one on a groundout, and Chuck Taylor scored one on an RBI single. The Jackals then came back and unloaded for five runs in the fourth. Stanley Espinal doubled home a run, Chris Carpio hit a three-run triple, and Dalton Combs hit a sacrifice fly to make it 7-2. Wylie added two in the fifth on a single in the fifth, and Daniel Herrera hit a solo home run in the seventh to give us a 9-3 final score. Game two was a 4-2 victory by Sussex County. The Jackals once again scored first with Wylie hitting an RBI double and Alfredo Marte singling him home to make it 2-0 after one inning. The Miners got two of their own in the second after Audy Ciriaco and Joey Rose each hit solo home runs to tie the game. Chuck Taylor followed with a solo shot of his own in the third, and Martin Figueroa capped the scoring with an RBI single in the fourth to make it 4-2. Gavin Sonnier tossed five innings on the mound for the Miners, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks, and striking out a pair in the victory.
The Schaumburg Boomers routed the Joliet Slammers 11-1 to earn their fourth straight win. The Boomers took the early lead when Frontier League Player of the Week Quincy Nieporte plated a run with a single. Angelo Gumbs added a two-run double and gave Schaumburg a 3-0 advantage. A Braxton Davidson groundout gave the Slammers their only run of the night in the bottom half, but the Boomers scored three more in the second. Matt McGarry hit a two-run double and Nieporte added another RBI to make it 6-1. McGarry added another RBI in the fourth and Chase Dawson hit a sacrifice fly. Clint Hardy capped the scoring with a three-run home run in the seventh. Kyle Arjona threw seven innings and struck out seven in the win for the Boomers, his fifth win of the year.
The Southern Illinois Miners defeated the Windy City ThunderBolts 5-3 after another big day for Nolan Earley. Earley began the scoring in the top of the first with a two-run home run. It took until the fifth for Windy City to score a run on a solo home run by Rob Weissheier that made it 2-1. The Miners would add runs in the bottom of the fifth, when Carson Bartels hit a two-run single to extend the lead to 4-1. The ThunderBolts were able to come back and make it a one-run game with RBI hits by Jack Strunc and Zac Taylor. Then, in the eighth, Earley got his fourth hit and third RBI of the night on a single that made it 5-3. Zac Westcott gave up just one run on five hits in five innings of work in the win for the Miners.
Tuesday’s game between the Lake Erie Crushers and Gateway Grizzlies was postponed and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 5:05 p.m. ET.
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