SLAMMERS FALL TO WINDY CITY 3-1
Friday, July 5, 2019 | by Dylan Daniel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2019

Joliet Slammers Contact:

Heather Mills – General Manager

815-651-2040

hmills@jolietslammers.com

 

JOLIET, ILSLAMMERS FALL TO WINDY CITY 3-1

 

The Thunderbolts got on the board first with a play you don’t see all that often. Brynn Martinez hit a ball between 2 diving Slammer outfielders, and it rolled all the way to wall. Martinez sprinted around the bases for an inside the park homerun, giving the Thunderbolts a 1-0 lead.

 

The Slammers would tie the game up in the bottom half of the 3rd inning thanks to an RBI single from London Lindley. He brought home Jimmy Roche who led off the inning with a single of his own. Lindley was then caught stealing, putting an end to the 1-out rally.

 

For the 2nd time in the game Brynn Martinez was a thorn in the side of the Slammers. With 2 outs and 2 runners on in the top of the 8th inning, Martinez hit a 2 RBI double to right-center field giving the Thunderbolts a 3-1 lead.

 

After giving up the homerun in the 1st, Keegan Long settled in for the Slammers. He didn’t allow another run until the 8th inning and struck out 7 on his way. Unfortunately for Long, that 2-run double from Martinez would be the difference maker in the game. Long finished 8 innings, gave up 5 hits, and allowed 3 runs. He would be the losing pitcher.

 

Tyler Thornton helped lead the way for the Thunderbolts. He only gave up the 1 run over 7 innings, struck out 8 and walked 3. Thornton would be the winning pitcher.

 

This loss snaps the Slammers modest 2-game winning streak and drops their record to 18-31. Windy City improves their record to 22-26 with the win. The Slammers will look to even up this series on Saturday, July 6th. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.  

 

Tonight’s Merchants and Manufacturer’s Bank Player of the Game is: London Lindley (2-3, 1 RBI).

 

About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers play at DuPage Medical Group Field in downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League.  The Frontier League is entering its 27th season of play in 2019.  Visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jolietslammers or follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers!

 

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