Wednesday featured a big doubleheader and a few comeback wins. Read more about each of the night’s matchups with our recap on all the action:
The Washington Wild Things took both games of the doubleheader with the New York Boulders, and now sit tied for first in the Northeast Division. In game one, the Wild Things scored four times in the fifth to take the lead for good and earn the 5-3 win. A throwing error by pitcher Ryan Hennen in the third inning allowed the Boulders to score the first run of the game. Washington responded with an RBI single in the fourth by Trevor Casanova that tied it, and they went on to score four more in the fifth. Andrew Sohn singled home a run, Grant Heyman was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and Casanova singled home two to make it 5-1 Wild Things. The Boulders would add a single run in both the sixth and seventh innings, coming on a Kevonte Mitchell RBI double and a Max Smith RBI groundout. Hennen tossed five innings and struck out five, allowing the one unearned run and just three hits in the win. Game two finished as a 4-2 Wild Things win. Washington plated three runs in the first inning to take an early advantage. Scotty Dubrule and Grant Heyman both hit RBI triples, and Hector Roa hit a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0. Tristan Peterson added a run with a sacrifice fly of his own in the second to extend it to 4-0, and that was all they would need. New York would score a run in the third on a Zach Kirtley single, and another on a Phil Capra solo home run in the sixth, but it would finish 4-2.
Équipe Québec plated five unanswered runs to defeat the Sussex County Miners 8-4. Sussex County’s Juan Kelly scored the game’s first run on an error to make it 1-0 in the first inning. Québec got on the board and took the lead in the third when Gift Ngoepe hit a solo home run and Ruben Castro singled home a pair of runs to make it 3-1. In the fifth, Sussex County got two back with an RBI double by Jackie Urbaez and an RBI groundout by Chuck Taylor to tie the game at 3-3. The following inning, Cito Culver scored a run on a fielder’s choice to give the Miners the 4-3 lead. Québec then rallied in the seventh and eighth innings. Raphael Gladu hit a two-run home run in the seventh to help them regain the lead at 5-4. In the eighth, Jonathan Lacroix hit a sacrifice fly and Gladu doubled home two more to make it 8-4 Québec.
The Schaumburg Boomers homered four times to beat the Gateway Grizzlies 11-5. Alec Craig’s solo home run got the Boomers on the board in the first inning. In the second inning, Braxton Davidson hit a lead-off homer and came around on an RBI single by Brett Milazzo making it 3-0. Clint Hardy added a two-run single in the third and Nick Oddo launched a three-run homer to open the game to 8-0. Hardy doubled home another run the next inning. Gateway’s first run came in the fourth inning courtesy of a lead-off home run by Ty Moore that made it 9-1. In the sixth, an RBI groundout by Andres Regnault brought it to 9-2, and Jay Prather’s RBI single in the seventh made it 9-3. In the eighth inning, Jack Harris hit a two-run shot that closed the gap to 9-5. The next inning, Schaumburg’s Angelo Gumbs tacked on two final runs with a two-run home run to give them an 11-5 advantage.
The Joliet Slammers walked it off in the ninth to edge the Lake Erie Crushers 5-4. The Crushers got their first run in the third, when Zach Racusin singled home a run. He would add another run on a single in the fifth, and one more on a sacrifice fly in the seventh to make it 3-0 Lake Erie. Joliet would not score until the bottom of the seventh, when Lane Baremore hit an RBI single and Kyle Jacobsen plated a run on a fielder’s choice to cut the deficit to 3-2. An inning later, the Slammers added two more and took the lead after Luke Mangieri and Baremore each hit RBI singles to make it. In the ninth, Lake Erie’s Karl Ellison tied the game at 4-4 with his solo home run. Then, in the bottom of the ninth, Nick Lovullo hit a walk-off single to give the Slammers the 5-4 win.
The Florence Y’alls scored five unanswered runs to beat the Windy City ThunderBolts 6-4. Florence scored first when a run came home on a Trevor Craport sacrifice fly. Windy City tied the score the next inning on a Rob Weissheier RBI double. Jace Mercer gave the ThunderBolts the lead with a three-run homer in the third to make it 4-1. The Y’alls came back with four runs in the top of the fourth after Harrison DiNicola’s two-run double, Andres Rios’ RBI single, and Connor Crane’s RBI double that made it a 5-4 game. They would add an insurance run in the ninth when Crane hit a run home on a sacrifice fly. Jonaiker Villalobos allowed only three hits over six innings in the win for Florence.
A three-run seventh inning by the Evansville Otters helped them to a 6-4 win over the Southern Illinois Miners. The Miners opened the scoring in the first, with Jamey Smart singling home a run. The Otters would come right back to tie it in the second, after Elijah MacNamee brought a run home on a groundout to tie it. Jeffrey Baez hit an RBI single in the third to make it 2-1 Evansville, a lead that would hold until the sixth. In the sixth, Southern Illinois scored three runs to regain the lead at 4-2. Anthony Brocato drew a bases-loaded walk, Arturo Nieto drove a run home on a fielder’s choice, and a run came home on a wild pitch later in the inning to cap the scoring for the Miners. The Otters then got two key hits in the seventh. Baez hit an RBI triple to cut the score to 4-3, and Riley Krane followed him with an inside-the-park home run that put the Otters in front 5-4. They would add a run in the ninth on an error and it would finish 6-4.
The contest between the Tri-City ValleyCats and the New Jersey Jackals was postponed due to weather and will be made up as part of a doubleheader starting at 4:00 p.m. ET Thursday.
Each series will wrap on Thursday. Be sure to catch each exciting finish at FrontierLeagueTV.com or in the app!