A few late comeback wins and a pair of doubleheaders helped wrap up the week in the Frontier League. Catch up on anything you may have missed with Sunday’s recap:
The Schaumburg Boomers defeated the Lake Erie Crushers 4-2 after scoring three runs in the top of the ninth inning. Bryan De La Rosa started the scoring in the bottom of the third inning by singling home a run for the Crushers. Connor Oliver followed in the fourth with another RBI single that made it 2-0 Crushers. The Boomers got on the board in the fifth when Chase Dawson scored after an error by second baseman. The score remained 2-1 Crushers until the top of the ninth inning, when with two runners on, Chase Dawson cleared the bases with a two-run triple, giving the Boomers a 3-2 lead. Angelo Gumbs brought him home with a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-2 game. The game started as a pitcher’s duel, with Paul Hall Jr. of Lake Erie going seven innings, giving up one run (unearned) and striking out seven, and Schaumburg’s Kyle Arjona giving up two runs in seven innings and striking out six.
The Washington Wild Things swept both games of the doubleheader against the New Jersey Jackals. In game one, the Wild Things shut out the Jackals by a score of 7-0. In the first inning, Andrew Sohn singled home the first run of the game. Brian Sharp followed in the second by hitting an RBI double. In the third, Grant Heyman hit a two-run home run to extend their lead to 4-0 before they added three more in the fourth. Trevor Casanova singled home a run, Sharp scored on a passed ball, and Heyman hit a sacrifice fly to make it 7-0. Darren Osby and Ryan Hennen combined to pitch nine scoreless innings, with Hennen striking out a career-high twelve batters in his seven innings of work. In game two, the Wild Things finished off the Jackals 7-4. Nick Ward hit a sacrifice fly to open the scoring in the third. An RBI single by Trevor Casanova made it 2-0. Washington added two in the fourth after a Cody Young single and an Andrew Czech sac fly made it 4-0. The Jackals got on the board in the fourth when Jason Agresti hit a solo home run. Bralin Jackson hit an RBI double for the Wild Things in the fifth before the Jackals scored two more in the bottom half. Dalton Combs grounded out to score a run and Demetrius Moorer singled another run home to make it 5-3. The Wild Things tacked on two more runs in the sixth with an Andrew Czech solo home run and a Brian Sharp double. Agresti added one more for the Jackals on a double play ball in the seventh, but it was not enough to come back.
The Sussex County Miners swept both games of their doubleheader with the New York Boulders. In game one, a completion of the suspended game from the previous night, the Miners beat the Boulders by a score of 8-4. The Miners had taken a 2-0 lead on a Cito Culver solo home run and a sacrifice fly by Audy Ciriaco on Saturday. On Sunday, New York’s Ray Hernandez hit a three-run home run to give the Boulders a 3-2 lead. In the eighth, scored four more. Kaleo Johnson doubled home two runs, Juan Kelly doubled home another run, and Joey Rose hit a sacrifice fly to make it 6-3. They tacked on two more in the ninth, Chuck Taylor hitting an RBI single and Juan Kelly hitting a sacrifice fly. The Boulders would add one more on a Phil Caulfield sacrifice fly in the ninth to make it 8-4. In game two, the Miners scored three runs late to take a 5-2 victory. The Boulders’ Kevonte Mitchell doubled home a run in the first inning to make it 1-0 New York. In the fourth, the Miners’ Audy Ciriaco hit a two-run double to take the lead, but Gian Martellini hit a solo home run in the bottom half to tie the game at 2-2. In the seventh, Chuck Taylor plated two on a double and eventually scored on a wild pitch for the game’s final run.
The Joliet Slammers took the rubber game from the Gateway Grizzlies by a score of 5-4 after a late comeback forced extra innings. Terry Daniels drove in the first run on his first professional hit, an RBI single that gave Joliet a 1-0 lead. The Grizzlies responded with three runs in the fourth. Jay Prather’s groundout scored the first, a Zack Costello error allowed a second run to score, and Jason Pineda singled home the third run. The Grizzlies scored again in the fifth on an Andres Regnault RBI single to make it 4-1. In the ninth, the Slammers mounted a comeback. An RBI double by Lane Baremore scored a run to make it 4-2. A bases-clearing single by Tyler Depreta-Johnson tied the game at 4-4. After holding Gateway in the top of the tenth, the Slammers mounted a rally in the bottom half. Lane Baremore ended the game with a walk-off RBI single to give Joliet the 5-4 win.
The Windy City ThunderBolts edged the Florence Y’alls 5-4 after a ninth inning homer. In the first, Zac Taylor hit a three-run home run to give Windy City the 3-0 lead. Dan Robinson hit a sacrifice fly in the second to extend the lead to 4-0. The Y’alls scored a run on a fielding error in the second inning and would not score again until the eighth when they stormed back to tie the game 4-4. Trevor Craport brought a run home on a sacrifice fly and Jordan Brower and Connor Crane got back-to-back RBI singles. Then in the ninth, Windy City’s John Sechen hit a leadoff solo home run to start the inning, and that was the deciding run as the Bolts won 5-4. Tyler Thornton threw 7.1 innings of three-run ball, Neil Abbatiello earned the win in relief, and Danny Zardon closed the game in the ninth with the save.
The game between the Southern Illinois Miners and the Evansville Otters was postponed and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, July 31 at 5:05 p.m. CT.
The first game of the doubleheader between the Tri-City ValleyCats and Équipe Québec was suspended due to weather and will resume on Friday, July 23.
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