Tuesday night was highlighted by a walk-off win in New Jersey and some results that helped close the gap at the top of the West Division. Read more about the night here:
The New Jersey Jackals scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth to overcome a three-run deficit and earn a 9-7 walk-off win over the Washington Wild Things. Justin Wylie gave the Jackals an early 1-0 lead in the first on his RBI single. Washington’s Andrew Czech answered with an RBI single in the second to tie it, and the Wild Things put up five runs in the third. Bralin Jackson and Grant Heyman each hit RBI singles before a Trevor Casanova sacrifice fly added another run. Hector Roa scored on a wild pitch to cap the five-run inning. Wylie singled home two more runs for New Jersey to make it 6-3 after three. He came through again in the eighth inning with a solo home run to make it 6-4. Andrew Sohn hit a home run to help Washington extend the lead to 7-4 headed into the bottom of the ninth. In the bottom half, Todd Isaacs hit a clutch three-run home run to tie the game at 7-7. Later in the inning, Josh Rehwaldt delivered a two-run walk-off homer to give the Jackals the 9-7 win, and prevent the Wild Things from clinching the Northeast Division for at least one more day.
The Florence Y’alls plated four runs over the final two innings to take an 8-5 victory over the Southern Illinois Miners. Chad Sedio hit a solo home run in the first and Andres Rios hit a sacrifice fly in the second to open up a 2-0 lead for the Y’alls. The Miners would get on the board in the bottom half with an RBI single by Arturo Nieto that made it 2-1. After a Luis Pintor sacrifice fly made it 3-1 in the fifth, Southern Illinois would take the lead on a three-run blast from Nolan Earley that made it 4-3 Miners. Florence would tie the score at 4-4 in the next inning on a Harrison DiNicola RBI single, and it would stay tied until the eighth. In the eighth, the Y’alls took the lead for good after an RBI single by Rios and a two-run single by Connor Crane gave them a 7-4 lead. A Trevor Craport RBI single and an RBI double by Bryant Flete in the ninth made the final score 8-5.
The Joliet Slammers used three runs in the eighth and a run in the ninth to take a 7-4 win over the Evansville Otters. The first couple came in the third inning, when a fielder’s choice let Scott Holzwasser reach base safely and a single by Brylie Ware sent him home for the 2-0 lead. Jeffrey Baez plated the Otters’ first run in the fourth on a groundout. In the sixth, Carson Maxwell homered to make it 3-1 before J.R. Davis homered in the bottom half to keep it a one-run difference. Three runs came across in the eighth for Joliet. Lane Baremore started the scoring with an RBI single and Tyler Depreta-Johnson followed with a two-run double that made it 6-2. Davis and Dakota Phillips each drew bases-loaded walks for the Otters in the bottom of the inning to close the gap a bit more, but the Slammers added one final run in the ninth on a single by Dylan Hardy. Joliet’s Cam Cameron allowed two runs on three hits over six innings of work in the win.
The Schaumburg Boomers shut out the Lake Erie Crushers 6-0 after allowing just three hits and three walks on the night. Braxton Davidson broke the scoreless tie in the second when he hit an RBI double. The next inning, Matt Bottcher singled home a run, and in the fifth, Clint Hardy knocked a two-run home run to put the Boomers up 4-0. Schaumburg would add two single runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Hardy delivered an RBI single in the seventh and Dusty Stroup doubled home the sixth and final run. Starter Erik Martinez worked six innings, surrendering just three hits and two walks while striking out six in the win.
Two seventh inning runs pushed the Tri-City ValleyCats ahead of the Sussex County Miners for good and led them to a 6-4 victory. Tri-City’s Nelson Molina and Denis Phipps each homered in the bottom of the first to give them the early 2-0 advantage. In the third, Jhon Nunez homered as well to make it 3-0. Sussex County got on the board in the fourth when Audy Ciriaco singled home two runs, and in the fifth, Trevin Esquerra hit a solo home run to tie the game at 3-3. Ciriaco would double home one more run for the Miners in the sixth, but Juan Silverio’s solo shot in the bottom of the inning tied it back up at 4-4. Then, in the seventh, Brad Zunica’s sacrifice fly plated the go-ahead run and Zach Biermann’s single gave the ValleyCats a bit of insurance to make it a 6-4 ballgame.
The Gateway Grizzlies came back from a first-inning deficit to beat the Windy City ThunderBolts 7-4. An error in the first initially put the Grizzlies ahead 1-0, but Windy City responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Dan Robinson singled home the first run. Rob Weissheier grounded out but brought home the second run and Peyton Isaacson singled home the third run to make it 3-1 Bolts. Gateway’s Dustin Woodcock hit a solo home run in the second and Alonzo Jones hit an RBI single in the third to tie the game at 3-3. Windy City’s Jace Mercer would homer and help them regain the lead in the bottom of the third. In the fifth, the Grizzlies got another run on an error and one more on a sacrifice fly by Brian Parreira to take a 5-4 lead. Their final two runs came in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Justin Jones and a wild pitch later in the inning.
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