EVANSVILLE HITS SIX HOME RUNS ON WAY TO 15-1 WIN OVER GATEWAY

Sunday saw a lot of scoring, with all but two games featuring at least one team with double digit scoring! Read about all the runs scored in each game with our nightly recap here:

The Southern Illinois Miners picked up a season-high eighteen hits in a big 11-5 win over the Florence Y’alls. The first inning began with five runs for the Miners. An RBI single by Nolan Earley made it 1-0. Jamey Smart knocked in a run with a single of his own before Jared Mang hit an RBI double for the 3-0 lead. Ian Walters’ RBI groundout made it 4-0 and Anthony Brocato capped the inning and made it 5-0 with an RBI single. The next inning, Smart hit a two-run home run to extend the lead to 7-0, and an RBI double by Brocato brought it to 8-0. Florence got two runs back in the bottom of the second, with Axel Johnson singling and Luis Pintor hitting a sacrifice fly, but Southern Illinois would get them both back in the third inning on a two-run blast by Earley. That blast helped Earley set a new franchise record for RBIs for the Miners, passing the previous record of 208 set by Joey Metropoulos. The Y’alls scored three more runs in the sixth. Johnson, Chad Sedio and Trevor Craport each singled home runs to make it 10-5. The last run for the Miners came in the ninth, when Brocato came home on a wild pitch to bring it to 11-5.

Thanks to an early run and a three-run inning, the New Jersey Jackals edged past the New York Boulders 4-3. Nicco Toni sent the first run home on a sacrifice fly in the second inning to put the Jackals up 1-0. In the fourth, Toni singled home a run and Santiago Chirino doubled home a pair of runs to make it 4-0. That was all New Jersey would need, as they would manage to hold the Boulders to just three runs over the final four innings. Those runs would come in the sixth inning. Jack Sundberg hit a sacrifice fly, Phil Capra scored on a passed ball, and Zach Kirtley drove in a run on a groundout to bring it to 4-3. Ronald Herrera allowed two earned runs in his seven innings of work, surrendering just five hits and a walk in the win.

The Washington Wild Things earned a win over Équipe Québec 7-1 courtesy of a solid start from Daren Osby and a constant flow of offense. The Wild Things struck first in the first inning on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Grant Heyman. Québec tied it the third inning after a single by Raphael Gladu and an error, but Washington would regain the lead in the bottom half after Scotty Dubrule singled home a run and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-1. The Wild Things pulled away with a four-run inning in the fifth. Heyman connected on a two-run home run and a two-run double by Andrew Czech made it 7-1. Osby allowed just one unearned run in his six innings of work in the win.

The Joliet Slammers swept the Windy City ThunderBolts with a pair of wins, including a 10-5 late comeback win in game one. The Slammers established an early lead in that first game, with a Scott Holzwasser home run giving them a 1-0 advantage. The next inning, Lane Baremore hit one of his own to make it 2-0 before Windy City scored two to tie it up. John Sechen hit an RBI single and Jace Mercer drew a bases-loaded walk. Jack Strunc then singled home a run in the third and Brynn Martinez plated two with a single in the fifth to stretch it to 5-2 ThunderBolts. Joliet rallied in the final two innings of the seven-inning game. Nick Lovullo homered in the sixth before a run scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Baremore closed the gap to 5-4. Then in the top of the seventh, the Slammers plated six more runs to make it 10-5. Lovullo, Brylie Ware, and Carson Maxwell each singled home runs before Luke Mangieri doubled home Ware and Dylan Hardy doubled home Maxwell and Mangieri to give Joliet the lead for good. In game two, Joliet ran away with it in the third inning and ended up winning 14-6. The first run once again came on another Holzwasser home run in the first inning. Tyler Depreta-Johnson singled home a run in the second before Windy City had a four-run inning. Donivan Williams hit a sacrifice fly, Nikola Vasic singled home a run, Jace Mercer drew a bases-loaded walk, and Payton Robertson capped the inning with a sacrifice fly that made it 4-2 Bolts. The lead didn’t last long, as Joliet answered with six runs in the third. Luke Mangieri singled home two runs before Lane Baremore tripled home a pair. Kyle Jacobsen followed with an RBI triple of his own that plated Baremore. Jordan Rathbone then doubled home Jacobsen for an 8-4 lead. Four more came around in the fifth after Nick Lovullo hit a three-run double and Carson Maxwell brought him home on a sacrifice fly. In the sixth, both teams plated a couple more runs each. Depreta-Johnson singled and Holzwasser drove in a run with a sacrifice fly that made it 14-4. The score became 14-6 after Payton Robertson tripled home a run and Rob Weissheier singled home Robertson.

The Evansville Otters earned a commanding 15-1 victory over the Gateway Grizzlies. Josh Allen connected on a two-run home run in the first inning to make it 2-0 Evansville. They scored another in the second with an RBI single from Miles Gordon. Jack Harris then homered in the third inning to get the Grizzlies on the board and make it 3-1. Three home runs from DeJesus, Jeffrey Baez, and Riley Krane extended the lead to 6-1 in the fifth. The Otters then scored five more in the seventh after a homer from Baez, a double by Dakota Phillips, and a pair of RBI groundouts from Gary Mattis and Andrew Penner. The scoring was capped in the ninth after a grand slam by John Schultz. Starter Polo Portela tossed seven innings of one-run ball, surrendering just five hits and a walk while striking out four in the blowout win.

The Sussex County Miners took the final game of the series against the Tri-City ValleyCats 11-9 after a seven-run third inning. Denis Phipps became the single-season and all-time home run leader for the ValleyCats with a solo shot in the first. The next inning, Sussex County’s Cito Culver hit an RBI double that made it 1-1 before a big third inning. Chuck Taylor and Kaleo Johnson both singled home runs before Trevin Esquerra doubled home a run. Audy Ciriaco followed that with a two-run home run and Jackie Urbaez later singled home a pair to make the score 8-1. Luis Roman hit an RBI single in the bottom half and Zach Biermann also singled home a run in the fourth inning to make it 8-3. In the fifth, Ciriaco homered, but Jake Barbee hit an RBI single to match it. Ciriaco singled home a run in the following inning, and Urbaez did the same in the seventh. A Nelson Molina RBI groundout got a run back for Tri-City before Phipps hit his second home run of the game—a grand slam in the eighth that made it 11-9.

The Lake Erie Crushers tallied multiple runs in three different innings to beat the Schaumburg Boomers 10-5. Lake Erie opened the scoring with Steve Passatempo’s two-run blast in the second inning. The Boomers’ Alec Craig scored a run on a groundout in the third. In the fifth, the Crushers plated four more after an RBI triple by Shawon Dunston Jr., an RBI double by Steven Kraft, and a two-run homer by Trevor Achenbach that extended the lead to 6-1. Schaumburg got three of those runs back right away. Craig doubled home a run and later scored on a passed ball, and Chase Dawson hit a home run to make it 6-4. Lake Erie capped their scoring with another four-run inning in the seventh. Eric Callahan scored on a wild pitch and Zach Racusin hit an RBI single. Then, Passatempo hit his second two-run home run of the game. An RBI groundout in the eighth by Angelo Gumbs made the game 10-5.

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