A pair of 4-3 contests in Wednesday’s game twos each tied their respective series at 1-1. Read more about the action in each game here before an off-day Thursday:
The Washington Wild Things tied the game in the eighth and won it in the ninth to beat Équipe Québec 4-3 and tie the series at a game apiece. Québec started the scoring in the first inning when Jeffry Parra doubled home a run from second to make it 1-0. They would extend their lead and make it 2-0 in the fourth inning with an RBI groundout by Connor Panas. Washington would get on the board in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single by Hector Roa. Québec responded in the seventh when Gift Ngoepe homered to make it 3-1. In the bottom of the eighth, Grant Heyman tied the game with one swing of the bat, hitting a two-run home run to make it 3-3 heading into the ninth. In the ninth, it was Nick Ward’s walk-off double that gave the Wild Things the win and tied the series. Washington’s starter and Frontier League Rookie of the Year Ryan Hennen went 6.1 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) and striking out six. Québec starter Codie Paiva surrendered just one earned run over six innings on just three hits and two walks. Game three will take place Friday in Québec City with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.
The Florence Y’alls used two runs in the seventh inning to beat the Schaumburg Boomers 4-3 and tie the series 1-1. A pair of runs got things started for the Y’alls in the second, with Jordan Brower and Connor Crane each singling home a run to make it 2-0. In the bottom half, an error by catcher Trevor Craport allowed the Boomers’ Clint Hardy to score. In the fifth, they’d add two more on an RBI double by Chase Dawson and an RBI single by Quincy Nieporte to take a 3-2 lead. Florence would get the last laugh in the seventh, as Luis Pintor’s two-run double helped the Y’alls regain the lead and eventually take the win in game two. Florence’s Johnathon Tripp allowed three runs (one earned) and struck out six over five innings of work, while Schaumburg’s Geoff Bramblett gave up two runs on four hits over 5.1 innings pitched. Game three is scheduled for 7:03 p.m. ET Friday in Florence.