A walk-off win and a home run derby win highlighted Tuesday night in the Frontier League. Read more about how every game finished with our recap:
The Sussex County Miners unloaded for fourteen runs to beat the Tri-City ValleyCats 14-1. The scoring started when Sussex County dropped four runs in the bottom of the second. Daniel Herrera hit a two-run single and Trevin Esquerra brought him home with a two-run home run. In the fourth, Frontier League Player of the Week Chuck Taylor hit an RBI double that scored two more. Cito Culver hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth before the Miners scored four more in the sixth on a Juan Kelly three-run home run and an Audy Ciriaco solo shot that made it 11-0. The ValleyCats plated their lone run in the seventh on a Denis Phipps solo home run. The Miners brought home three more in the eighth inning to cap the scoring with Kelly plating two on a double, Ciriaco plating one on a single, and Kelly later coming home on an error. Starter Mike Castellani pitched seven innings and gave up just one run on four hits and a walk, and struck out five in the win for the Miners.
The Washington Wild Things came back from a first-inning deficit and defeated Équipe Québec 7-4. Québec got it going with two runs coming in the first inning on a single by David Glaude and a sacrifice fly by Connor Panas that brought him home. The Wild Things responded in the second inning, with Hector Roa singling home a run on a single, Andrew Czech singling home Roa, and a bases-loaded walk to Trevor Casanova forcing home a run to make it 3-2 Washington. They’d add two more in the third with Scotty Dubrule hitting a single in his Wild Things debut with an error allowing Roa to score, and Cam Phelts scoring Dubrule on a groundout. Québec added cut into Washington’s 5-2 lead with a Glaude groundout bringing home a run in the fifth and a single by Jeffry Parra making it a 5-4 game. That was as close as they’d get, however, as the Wild Things tacked on two more runs in the seventh on a Bralin Jackson RBI double and an RBI single by Hector Roa. In the win, Washington’s James Meeker set the new franchise record with a scoreless innings streak of 27.2 innings.
The Southern Illinois Miners beat the Florence Y’alls 5-1 after a one-hit performance on the mound by Zac Westcott. Westcott had a no-hitter through 7.1 innings. The Miners’ offense scored early when Luke Mangieri hit a sacrifice fly in the second to put them up 1-0. In the next inning, an RBI double by Yeltsin Gudiño made it 2-0, and a Nolan Earley groundout brought home another run. Then, Jared Mang brought home one more run with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-0. In the seventh, the Miners added an insurance run on a fielder’s choice. Westcott surrendered his only hit of the night in the eighth, when an RBI double by Jordan Brower made it 5-1. Westcott struck out eight and allowed only two walks in the win.
After a few big innings, the New York Boulders beat the New Jersey Jackals by a score of 12-6. In the top of the first, Kevonte Mitchell hit a two-run triple to open it up for the Boulders. Gian Martellini followed and scored Mitchell on a sacrifice fly. In the bottom half, the Jackals’ Russ Olive doubled home two runs, Dalton Combs sent him home with a sacrifice fly, and Justin Wylie hit an RBI double to make it 4-3 New Jersey after one inning. In the third inning, after Ray Hernandez scored on a wild pitch to tie the game, Martellini gave New York the lead by hitting a two-run home run. Milton Smith Jr. tripled home two more and made it an 8-4 game. Jack Sundberg plated a run on a sacrifice fly and Zach Kirtley hit a three-run home run in the fifth to make it 12-4. New Jersey added a run on a Jason Agresti single in the fifth and one more on a T.J. Ward single in the sixth to make it a 12-6 final.
The Schaumburg Boomers walked it off in the tenth inning to earn the 4-3 win over the Joliet Slammers. Schaumburg gained a 3-0 lead in the second after Nick Oddo and Clint Hardy hit back-to-back RBI doubles and Matt McGarry plated the third run with a single. Joliet chipped away at the lead, scoring a run in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings to tie the game. In the fourth, Patrick Causa doubled home a run. In the fifth, Jackson Dvorak’s sac fly brought home the second run before Dvorak doubled home the tying run in the seventh, forcing extra innings. After a scoreless top of the tenth, Angelo Gumbs came through for the Boomers, delivering an RBI single to walk it off for the Boomers. Despite the no-decision, starter Andrew Dean struck out five and gave up just one earned run in his five innings of work.
The Evansville Otters edged out the Windy City ThunderBolts 3-1 after a pitcher’s duel between the two teams. Evansville struck early in the first when an Elijah MacNamee hit an RBI single. The ThunderBolts tied it in the second after a Jack Strunc single plated their only run and made it 1-1. Then the Otters took the lead for good in the sixth, with a MacNamee RBI groundout and an RBI single by Andretty Cordero that made it 3-1. Polo Portela allowed just one run in six innings for the Otters, while Kenny Mathews allowed three in six innings in the loss.
The Gateway Grizzlies and the Lake Erie Crushers went to a home run derby to break the 5-5 tie after ten innings, and the Grizzlies came out victorious with a 5-2 home run derby victory. The Crushers went ahead in the first after an RBI double by Brody Wofford. Another RBI double by Shawon Dunston Jr. the following inning made it 2-0. Gateway then took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the second, when Connor Owings hit a three-run home run and Dylan Jones hit a solo shot. The Crushers came right back, with three runs coming on back-to-back-to-back home runs from Trevor Achenbach, Brody Wofford, and Karl Ellison to regain the lead at 5-4. Owings’ second home run of the night for the Grizzlies in the third made it 5-5. After both teams failed to score for the rest of the game, the contest went to extras and then the home run derby, where Gateway needed only two batters to win it.
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