OTTERS EXTEND LEAD IN WEST WITH WIN OVER BOOMERS

Catch up on anything you may have missed from Saturday’s action in the Frontier League here:

The Evansville Otters held off a late rally by the Schaumburg Boomers for a 7-4 win. The Boomers got on the board first with an RBI single by Braxton Davidson in the first. Evansville responded in the third, with both Jeffrey Baez and Elijah MacNamee singling home runs for the 2-1 advantage. Gary Mattis tripled home a run in the fourth, and a Justin Felix sacrifice fly extended the lead to 5-1 Otters. In the bottom of the fifth, Chase Dawson hit a solo home run to cut the deficit to 5-2, and in the seventh, Clint Hardy singled home Dawson to make it 4-3. In the eighth, Baez hit a two-run double for the Otters to make it 7-3, and Brett Milazzo’s fielder’s choice in the ninth made it a 7-4 final score.

The Washington Wild Things led from the first inning on as they beat the Sussex County Miners 7-3 in the second game of their four-game set. Bralin Jackson tripled a run home and later scored on an RBI single by Grant Heyman. The next inning, Joe Campagna hit a two-run blast to make it 4-0. In the sixth, Sussex County broke through for three runs. One came on a base hit by Audy Ciriaco and the other two came on an RBI single by Trevin Esquerra. The Wild Things responded in the seventh by scoring on a wild pitch. In the eighth, Hector Roa singled home a run to make it 6-3. Jackson added another RBI in the ninth on a base hit that made it 7-3.

The New Jersey Jackals took a 5-2 win from Équipe Québec after a four-run fifth inning and solid pitching. That four-run fifth also opened the scoring for the Jackals. Justin Wylie and Josh Rehwaldt each doubled home runs and Nicco Toni singled home Rehwaldt to make it a 4-0 game. Québec scored their two runs in the eighth, with Jeffry Parra hitting an RBI single and a run scoring on a wild pitch in the next at-bat. In the ninth, New Jersey’s Dalton Combs added an RBI single to bring the final score to 5-2. Ronald Herrera allowed the two runs on just three hits over 7.1 innings of work for the Jackals. He struck out eight batters in the win.

A seven-run fourth inning led the Joliet Slammers to a 9-4 victory over the Florence Y’alls. Chad Sedio initially put the Y’alls ahead in the first inning with a two-run homer. Connor Crane followed with a sacrifice fly in the second to make it 3-0, but Joliet’s offense came to life in the fourth. Kyle Jacobsen started the seven-run inning with a sacrifice fly. Dylan Hardy then drove in a run on a fielder’s choice and Scott Holzwasser doubled him home to tie the game. Carson Maxwell broke the tie with a grand slam to make it 7-3 Slammers. Florence would add a run in the fifth on a Trevor Craport groundout but could not bring another run home the rest of the night. Meanwhile, Joliet tacked on two insurance runs in the eighth after an error and closed out the game for a 9-4 win.

Zach Kirtley drove in four runs and scored three times to pace the New York Boulders to a 13-7 win over the Tri-City ValleyCats. The Boulders jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning after an error and a Ray Hernandez RBI single. Tri-City answered with a solo home run in the second inning by Jhon Nunez, then added four in the third inning on a three-run home run by Brad Zunica and a sacrifice fly by Luis Roman to make it 5-2. In the third, Kirtley’s RBI groundout made it a 5-3 game and two innings later, the Boulders tied it at 5-5 after doubles by Kevonte Mitchell and Kirtley and a single by Tucker Nathans. Max Smith then drew a bases-loaded walk and Phil Caulfield drove in a run on a fielder’s choice to make it 7-5 New York. The next inning, Kirtley and Nathans both homered to make it 9-5. In the eighth, the Boulders tacked on four more runs after an RBI double by Kirtley, RBI singles by Nathans and Smith, and a bases-loaded walk to Caulfield. Tri-City added two runs in the ninth on a groundout by Carlos Machado and an RBI double by Zunica that brought it to 13-7.

The Windy City ThunderBolts added four runs in the final two frames to take the lead and earn the 7-4 win over the Lake Erie Crushers. The ThunderBolts took the early lead with a pair of runs in the second. Brynn Martinez scored the first on an error and Payton Robertson plated the second with a base hit. Peyton Isaacson also scored on an error the following inning to make it 3-0. In the bottom half, Steve Passatempo drove in Lake Erie’s first run with a single. In the fifth, Nick Rotola added another on a single, and in the sixth two more came around to give the Crushers the 4-3 lead. Javier Betancourt homered and Shawon Dunston, Jr. scored on a passed ball. The lead would hold for a couple innings until Windy City rallied. Jack Strunc singled home a run to tie it and Donivan Williams hit a ground rule double that gave them the lead. Robertson’s sacrifice fly brought home Strunc to cap the inning. In the ninth, Brynn Martinez tacked on a run with an RBI single to make it 7-4.

The game between the Southern Illinois Miners and the Gateway Grizzlies was postponed due to weather and will now be part of a doubleheader Sunday at 3:00 p.m. CT.

An eight-game slate on the schedule for Sunday. As always, you can tune in on FrontierLeagueTV.com or using the Frontier League app!

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