Despite two rainouts, there were still seven games and plenty of action to follow Wednesday night. Read more about the night in the Frontier League here:
The Schaumburg Boomers completed their suspended game with the Gateway Grizzlies, winning 4-3 in what was scheduled to be the first game of a doubleheader. Before Tuesday’s rain, Gateway held a 2-1 lead thanks to an Andres Regnault RBI single in the first and a sacrifice fly by him in the top of the third. Schaumburg’s run came in the second on a sacrifice fly by Braxton Davidson. When the game resumed Wednesday, the Boomers quickly took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Nick Oddo doubled home a run and Chase Dawson sent him home with an RBI triple. In the fifth, Regnault drove in a run with a fielder’s choice for Gateway, but Dawson doubled home a run in the bottom half to give Schaumburg the 4-3 lead for good. The second game between the Boomers and Grizzlies was postponed and will now be part of a doubleheader Thursday starting at 5:00 p.m. CT.
Équipe Québec won their tenth straight game, beating the New York Boulders by a final score of 8-2. A Jeffry Parra single gave Québec a 1-0 lead in the first. Gift Ngoepe’s RBI single made it 2-0 in the second and Québec scored twice in the third to make it 4-0 after an RBI triple from Connor Panas and a sacrifice fly by Jonathan Lacroix. The Boulders’ first run came in the third on an RBI double by Kevonte Mitchell. Ngoepe then hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth for Québec to make it 5-1. Three more runs came around in the eighth on an RBI single by David Glaude and a two-run single by Raphael Gladu that extended their lead to 8-1. In the bottom half, Mitchell hit a sacrifice fly to bring the final score to 8-2. Miguel Cienfuegos earned the win for Québec, going seven innings and allowing only one run on three hits and two walks while striking out nine batters.
For the second consecutive night, the Evansville Otters beat the Windy City ThunderBolts by a score of 6-2. Windy City took an early lead on a Rob Weissheier sacrifice fly in the first inning, but Evansville would respond with three runs in the bottom of the first. Dakota Phillips picked up an RBI single and Jeffrey Baez hit a two-run homer to make it 3-1 Otters. The ThunderBolts cut the deficit to one run after a Donivan Williams RBI double in the fourth inning, but the Otters pulled away in the later innings. Josh Allen hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh. In the eighth, Gary Mattis hit an RBI single and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-2. Otters’ starter Ryan O’Reilly allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings of work. He struck out five batters in the win.
In a pure pitcher’s duel, the Tri-City ValleyCats edged out the Washington Wild Things 1-0 after a first-inning run. The run came on an RBI single from Brad Zunica. The rest of the game was dominated by pitching on both sides. Washington starter Ryan Hennen pitched seven innings of one-run ball in the loss, striking out six and allowing five hits and three walks. Tri-City’s Bryan Valdez went six innings in the win, surrendering just three hits and three walks before the ValleyCats’ bullpen closed out the final three innings.
A five-run eighth inning fueled the Sussex County Miners to a 9-3 victory over the New Jersey Jackals. LT Struble opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, putting the Miners up 1-0. They added two more in the fifth with Juan Kelly hitting an RBI single and later scoring on a wild pitch to make it 3-0. The Jackals got on the board in the sixth, when Todd Isaacs reached on an error and later scored. Martin Figueroa answered with an RBI triple for Sussex County in the bottom of the sixth that made it 4-1 before the Miners added five in the eighth inning. Kelly, Kaleo Johnson, and Jackie Urbaez all hit RBI doubles, and Audy Ciriaco plated Urbaez with a sacrifice fly that put them up 9-1. New Jersey tacked on two in the ninth after an RBI single by Josh Rehwaldt and a bases-loaded walk to Demetrius Moorer that brought the score to 9-3. Sussex County’s Max Herrmann allowed just one run over six innings of work in the win.
The Joliet Slammers and the Florence Y’alls each earned a victory from their scheduled doubleheader, with Joliet taking the first game 9-2. The Slammers took the lead right away with an RBI single by Carson Maxwell in the first inning. They followed that with a seven-run second inning. Dave Matthews hit an RBI double and scored on an error that allowed Scott Holzwasser to reach first. Then, Maxwell blasted a grand slam to open it up. Lane Baremore capped their second inning scoring with an RBI single that made it 8-0. The Y’alls got a run back in the second with an RBI double by Jordan Brower. In the fourth, Matthews singled home one more run for Joliet, and Jose Brizuela brought home one more for Florence on a groundout. In game two, the Y’alls used a four-run second inning to beat the Slammers 7-4. Brylie Ware hit an RBI groundout in the first inning to put Joliet up 1-0 early, but then Florence’s offense came to life. Harrison DiNicola walked and later came home on a wild pitch to tie the game. Taylor Bryant then came home on an error that allowed Jackson Owens to reach base safely. Axel Johnson followed with an RBI single and Owens later scored on another error to make it 4-1 Y’alls. In the third, Owens hit a sacrifice fly that increased the lead to 5-1, but Joliet made it interesting with a three-run fourth. Dylan Hardy tripled home a pair of runs for the Slammers in the fourth inning and scored on a wild pitch. The Y’alls followed in the bottom of the fourth with two insurance runs. Trevor Craport singled home a run and DiNicola singled him home to make it 7-4.
The game between the Southern Illinois Miners and the Lake Erie Crushers was postponed and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday starting at 5:05 p.m. ET.
Weather permitting, we should have nine games on Thursday’s schedule. Be sure to tune in at FrontierLeagueTV.com or in the Frontier League app to watch the action unfold.