Tuesday’s action was highlighted by a number of late rallies. Read more about each game here:
In game one of what was supposed to be a doubleheader, the New Jersey Jackals took down the Tri-City ValleyCats 8-4 after the game was called due to weather after six innings of play. The ValleyCats were able to jump ahead in the first inning, with Chris Kwitzer doubling home the game’s first run, and Brad Zunica hitting a sacrifice fly to score Kwitzer. Josh Rehwaldt tied the game with a two-run homer in the second for the Jackals. Tri-City’s Willy Garcia hit a two-run single to put them back in front, but New Jersey answered right back with a five-run bottom of the fifth. Dalton Combs and Justin Wylie each hit RBI singles, Stanley Espinal hit an RBI double, and Demetrius Moorer followed with a two-run double to make it 7-4 Jackals. Wylie added a run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly before the rain came and eventually made the game final. Game two was postponed and will be a part of a doubleheader Wednesday starting at 5:05 p.m. ET.
The New York Boulders rallied from a two-run deficit for a 6-4 win over the Sussex County Miners. Sussex County grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Daniel Herrera singled home a run. Phil Capra answered for the Boulders in the bottom half with a two-run home run to give them the lead. The Miners tied it in the fourth on an RBI double by Cito Culver, and scored twice in the fifth to break the 2-2 tie. A Juan Kelly RBI triple made it 3-2 and Chuck Taylor brought Kelly home later with a single to make it 4-2. New York responded in the sixth inning with three runs to regain the lead. Zach Kirtley scored from third on an errant throw by Juan Kelly that allowed Ray Hernandez to reach second safely. Ryan Ramiz followed with a two-run blast that made it 5-4 Boulders. In the seventh, Phil Caufield led off with a double, stole third, and then raced home after pitcher Robert Klinchock’s wild throw to third. That brought the score to 6-4.
After a scoreless game through seven innings, the Washington Wild Things scored five late runs and held off a late rally for a 5-4 win over the Lake Erie Crushers. Each starter pitched a solid game, with Washington’s Steven Colon allowing four hits and four walks over five innings, striking out five. Lake Erie’s Paul Hall Jr. allowed five hits and a walk over six scoreless innings, striking out seven batters. The Wild Things broke the scoreless tie in the eighth inning with three runs. Nick Ward hit a solo shot to open the scoring. Bralin Jackson later followed with an RBI single, and Hector Roa singled home their third run. In the ninth, Washington added two more. Ward doubled home the first of two, and Andrew Sohn singled home the second. The Crushers rallied in the bottom of the ninth. Connor Oliver plated two with a double and later scored on an error. Karl Ellison then hit an RBI groundout to cut it to 5-4, but the rally fell just short and the Wild Things held on for the win.
The Southern Illinois Miners plated three late runs in the eighth to defeat the Evansville Otters 6-3. The Otters took the lead first with an RBI single by J.R. Davis. Dakota Phillips followed with a solo home run in the third to make it 2-0. The Miners got on the board with an RBI single by Ian Walters in the sixth, but Evansville responded when Elijah MacNamee hit a solo home run in the bottom half to make it 3-1 Otters. The Southern Illinois rally began in the seventh. Jared Mang doubled home a run and Yeltsin Gudiño singled home Mang to tie the game. In the eighth, Luke Mangieri doubled home the go-ahead run for the Miners and Jared Mang followed with a two-run shot that added insurance and brought it to 6-3.
The Schaumburg Boomers took the lead in the second inning and kept it for most of the game to beat Équipe Québec 8-5. Québec scored first right away, when Ruben Castro singled home a run in the first. An inning later, Jonathan Lacroix hit an RBI double to make it 2-0 before Schaumburg answered in the bottom half. Clint Hardy’s two-run single tied the game, and he later scored to make it 3-2 Boomers. In the third, Québec’s David Glaude hit a solo home run to tie the game at 3-3, but the Boomers regained the lead after a Chase Dawson RBI single. In the fourth, they added a few more. Luke Becker plated one with a single and Alec Craig’s single brought home two more for a 7-3 lead. It would stay 7-3 until Becker added another for Schaumburg with his RBI double in the eighth to make it 8-3. Québec added a pair of runs in the ninth, but could not complete the comeback. Gift Ngoepe scored on a wild pitch and Jesse Hodges scored on an RBI groundout by Lacroix to make the final 8-5.
With a few doubleheaders on the schedule, a busy Wednesday will feature a total of ten games. Watch every moment at FrontierLeagueTV.com or in the Frontier League app!
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