Friday night featured plenty of scoring, both late and early in games. In case you missed anything, here is a quick recap to get you caught up:
The Florence Y’alls scored eight runs across the first three innings to beat the Gateway Grizzlies 8-4. The first inning saw Florence score four runs. Chad Sedio hit an RBI double and later scored along with Joe Lytle on an error that allowed Axel Johnson to reach first. Jordan Brower followed with an RBI groundout that plated Johnson for the 4-0 advantage. Three more came around in the second. Sedio singled home a run and Lytle doubled home two more to make it 7-0 Y’alls. Gateway got on the board in the third after Dustin Woodcock hit a solo home run and Nick Rotola hit a two-run shot to cut it to 7-3. Florence scored their final run in the third on a home run by Bryan Leef, and the Grizzlies’ Jay Prather plated their final run with a single that brought it to 8-4.
Équipe Québec used a six-RBI night from Ruben Castro and three late runs to defeat the New York Boulders 8-3. Québec broke through in the sixth, when Ruben Castro hit a sacrifice fly to plate the game’s first run. New York tied the game in the bottom of the sixth with a single by Marcus Mastrobuoni and took the 2-1 lead after a double by Ray Hernandez. Jack Sundberg added a run for the Boulders in the seventh with an RBI single. Québec stroke back in the eighth, with a three-run blast by Castro suddenly giving them the 4-3 lead. In the ninth, they would score four more. Jesse Hodges and L.P. Pelletier each singled home a run, and Castro drove home two with his base hit to make it 8-3. Starter David Gauthier pitched five shutout innings, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out four in the no-decision.
The Tri-City ValleyCats scored a pair of runs in the seventh inning to edge past the Sussex County Miners 6-4. The ValleyCats opened the scoring in the first inning when Willy Garcia drove in a run with an RBI groundout. Carson McCusker followed in the second with a three-run home run to give them a 4-0 lead. Sussex County would respond in a big way in the fifth, plating four runs to tie the game at 4-4. Jackie Urbaez scored two with an RBI single, Chuck Taylor singled home Urbaez, and Martin Figueroa capped the four-run inning by singling home Taylor. In the seventh, Tri-City was able to pull back in front for good with an RBI double by Chris Kwitzer and an RBI single by Luis Roman that brought it to 6-4.
The Windy City ThunderBolts took a lead in the third inning and never looked back, earning an 8-3 win over the Schaumburg Boomers. Payton Robertson broke it open for the ThunderBolts with a three-run home run, and they followed with three more runs in the fourth. Rob Weissheier plated a run on a fielder’s choice, Jack Strunc doubled Weissheier home, and Donivan Williams singled Strunc home for the 6-0 Windy City lead. In the bottom half, Schaumburg got on the board with an RBI double by Nick Oddo that made it 6-1. An inning later, Matt McGarry’s RBI groundout gave Schaumburg their second run, and in the sixth, Christian Kuzemka singled home a run to make it 6-3. That was the last of the scoring for the Boomers, as Windy City tacked on a run in each the seventh and eighth to close out the victory. John Sechen scored on a wild pitch in the seventh, and Rob Weissheier hit an RBI double to cap the scoring. Kenny Mathews allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings pitched and struck out four in the win.
The Washington Wild Things were led by a strong night of pitching, allowing just one run in their 8-1 win over the New Jersey Jackals. The first two runs came across in the third, when Andrew Sohn doubled home a run and Bralin Jackson singled home a run. Sohn drew a bases-loaded walk the next inning, and Scotty Dubrule hit an RBI single. Three runs scored after a single by Jackson and an error by the left fielder, making it 7-0 Washington. The Jackals’ lone run came in the seventh on a Josh Rehwaldt home run. Washington was able to tack one more run on in the eighth after a sacrifice fly by Sohn made it 8-1. Daren Osby tossed 4.1 scoreless innings before leaving the game with a minor arm injury. Ben Vicini entered in relief and earned the win after allowing the lone run in 2.2 innings of work. Alex Boshers finished the night with two scoreless innings.
The Evansville Otters scored five unanswered runs, including the go-ahead run in the ninth, to beat the Lake Erie Crushers 5-4. Lake Erie’s Shawon Dunston, Jr. scored the game’s first run after Steven Kraft reached base on a throwing error by Andy DeJesus in the first inning. The Crushers added three more runs in the second inning. Connor Oliver led off the scoring with a solo home run. Javier Betancourt later doubled home two to make it 4-0 Crushers. In the fourth, Evansville cut the lead to one, scoring three runs with a Riley Krane two-run homer and an RBI single by Andy DeJesus. The Otters tied it in the sixth with a single by Andrew Penner. Then, in the top of the ninth, Krane’s RBI single gave Evansville their first lead of the game, one which they would hold onto for the 5-4 victory.
In a game that included 25 combined runs and 29 combined hits between the two teams, the Joliet Slammers defeated the Southern Illinois Miners 14-11. Braxton Davidson and Brian Parreira each singled home a run to get the scoring started for the Slammers in the first. Davidson homered in the third before Southern Illinois plated their first run of the game with a Luke Mangieri sacrifice fly to make it 3-1 Slammers. In the fifth, Joliet’s Patrick Causa drove in one and Lane Baremore drove in two with RBI singles. In the bottom half, Jared Mang tripled, Arturo Nieto singled home Mang, and Nolan Earley singled home Nieto for the Miners to make it 6-4. Baremore singled home two in the seventh for Joliet, and in the bottom half of the seventh, Mangieri hit an RBI triple that was followed by an RBI groundout for Earley. Anthony Brocato hit a solo shot in the eighth for the Miners to make it an 8-7 ballgame heading into the ninth. The ninth saw the game’s biggest offensive output, with Joliet scoring six and Southern Illinois scoring four. For Joliet, a Dave Matthews double scored two runs, a fielder’s choice off the bat of Dylan Hardy scored a run, and a three-run home run by Brylie Ware made it 14-7 Slammers. In the bottom half for the Miners, doubles by Yeltsin Gudiño and Nolan Earley each plated runs, an RBI groundout by Ian Walters scored another run, and a double by Jarrod Watkins brought the last run home.
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