Sunday’s action included three contests decided by just a run, and a number of other impressive performances across the league. Catch up on anything you may have missed here:
The Lake Erie Crushers combined to toss a one-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Evansville Otters. Ryan Feierabend worked seven scoreless innings, struck out eight and surrendered one hit in the win. Aaron Glickstein and J.T. Perez each pitched a scoreless inning and did not allow a hit to close out the final two innings. On the offensive side for the Crushers, Zack Gray doubled home the first run of the game in the second inning. They did not score again until the eighth, when Trevor Achenbach launched a two-run home run to extend the lead to 3-0.
The Florence Y’alls used a pair of three-run innings to beat the Gateway Grizzlies 8-4. Florence took the lead, thanks to RBI hits from Andres Rios and Joe Lytle in the second and third innings, respectively. In the fifth, three runs came home for the Y’alls. Jose Brizuela plated a run with a sacrifice fly, Rios ripped an RBI double, and Harrison DiNicola hit an RBI single to cap the scoring in the inning and make it 5-0. In the sixth, Dustin Woodcock put the Grizzlies on the board with a two-run homer to make it 5-2. Rios and DiNicola each hit RBI singles for the Y’alls in the bottom half to make it 8-2. Gateway scored a run in the seventh on a single from Andres Regnault, and in the eighth on Woodcock’s second homer of the game—this time a solo shot to bring the score to 8-4. Florence’s bullpen would then help close the game out for the Y’alls victory.
The Tri-City ValleyCats defeated the Sussex County Miners 4-3 thanks to a three-RBI game from Brad Zunica. The Miners jumped in front early, with Kaleo Johnson singling home the first run in the first inning, and Chuck Taylor following with an RBI double to make it 2-0. The ValleyCats answered with three in the bottom half, with Zunica doubling home two runs, and Nelson Molina singling home Zunica for the 3-2 lead. The Miners then scored and tied the game in the fifth on an RBI double by Jackie Urbaez. Tri-City got the last laugh, however, as Zunica contributed his third RBI of the night with a solo home run in the sixth to give the ValleyCats the lead for good. Francisco Jimenez then earned the win in 2.1 innings of relief and Trey Cochran-Gill earned the save.
A strong outing by Orsen Josephina led the New York Boulders to a 5-4 win over Équipe Québec. Josephina went 6.2 innings and allowed three runs on four hits while walking four and striking out eleven—one short of the Boulders’ single game record. Québec took a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a run scoring on a groundout by L.P. Pelletier and another scoring on an attempted double steal that allowed Jesse Hodges to score while Pelletier was tagged out. New York evened the score in the fourth, with a two-run home run by Ray Hernandez, and took the lead with two more in the fifth. Jack Sundberg lifted a sacrifice fly and Kevonte Mitchell hit an RBI triple for a 4-2 lead. The Boulders added a run in the sixth with Marcus Mastrobuoni’s RBI single, but Québec inched closer in the seventh. Pelletier singled home a run that inning, and Connor Panas hit an RBI groundout in the eighth to draw within a run for the final score.
The New Jersey Jackals overcame a 7-0 deficit to beat the Washington Wild Things 8-7. In the first, Washington’s Scotty Dubrule singled home a run to get the scoring started. Hector Roa followed an inning later with a solo home run making it 2-0. Cody Young then hit a two-run homer to make it 4-0. Andrew Sohn followed a few batters later with another two-run shot that made it 6-0, and they scored one more in the third on an RBI single by Joe Campagna. Then, New Jersey’s bats got hot and they scored six times in the fourth inning. Nicco Toni hit a three-run home run, and a few batters later, Demetrius Moorer stole second and scored after an errant throw into center field. Todd Isaacs then hit a home run to make it 7-5 and Jason Agresti capped the inning with an RBI single to make it 7-6. They tied the game in the fifth with a solo home run from Stanley Espinal and took the lead when Dalton Combs blasted a home run in the sixth inning to make it 8-7 Jackals.
The Southern Illinois Miners plated four runs in the sixth to lead them to a 6-2 win over the Joliet Slammers before the weather ended their contest in the seventh inning. Joliet opened the scoring in the first, when Scott Holzwasser scored on a wild pitch. The Miners got the run back in the second inning when Jared Mang hit an RBI double to tie the game. Cody Erickson then cracked an RBI double to put them up 2-1. Joliet struck back in the third after another wild pitch tied the game at 2-2. In the sixth inning, a single by Mang put the Miners up 3-2 before a Carson Bartels sacrifice fly made it 4-2. Erickson then followed with his second RBI double of the game to make it 5-2, and Luke Mangieri later hit an RBI single to make it a 6-2 ballgame. Then, the heavy rains arrived in the midst of the seventh inning, and the rest of the contest was eventually called off.
After a rain delay of over an hour to start the night, Brynn Martinez collected four RBIs to lead the Windy City ThunderBolts to a 7-4 win over the Schaumburg Boomers. An RBI single by Dan Robinson in the first inning gave Windy City the early advantage. Zac Taylor doubled that lead with a solo home run in the second. Schaumburg came back to tie the score with a pair of runs in the third, as Chase Dawson hit an RBI triple and scored on a Matt Bottcher single. Rob Weissheier hit a solo home run in the next inning and Martinez hit his first home run of the year to make it 4-2 ThunderBolts in the fifth. The Boomers were able to come back again, this time after RBI hits from matt McGarry and Clint Hardy made it 4-4. That was the last of their scoring though, as the Bolts took the lead for good in the sixth inning. Martinez connected on an RBI double to give them a 5-4 lead and would then add insurance runs with a two-run single in the eighth to make it a 7-4 final.
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