SLAMMERS FALL TO GRIZZLIES IN 11 INNINGS, 3-2
Friday, July 19, 2019 | by Dylan Daniel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

Joliet Slammers Contact:

Heather Mills – General Manager

815-651-2040

hmills@jolietslammers.com

 

JOLIET, ILSLAMMERS FALL TO GRIZZLIES IN 11 INNINGS, 3-2

 

After Peyton Isaacson lifted a double into the right-center field gap, Oliver Nunez picked up his first RBI in a Slammers uniform after he singled up the middle to bring home Isaacson, giving the Slammers a 1-0 lead in the bottom half of the 2nd inning.

 

It was a 2-out RBI double from Zak Taylor that tied the game at 1 in the top of the 4th inning. Taylor brought home Brent Sakurai who led off the inning with a double of his own.

 

The Grizzlies started off the 5th inning with back-to-back-back hits, which eventually led to their 2nd run of the game. A single from Gunnar Buhner brought home Matt brown to give the Grizzlies a 2-1 lead.

 

The Slammers tied the game up in the bottom of the 6th inning after Riley Krane hit an RBI triple out to right-center field. Chaz Meadows, who scored the tying run, led the inning off with a double that seemed to have been lost in the lights.

 

In the top of the 11th inning the Grizzlies started the inning with a runner on 2nd thanks to International Tie Break rule, and they would take advantage. Gateway loaded the bases before an out was recorded, and Gunnar Buhner hit a line drive to left field to give the Grizzlies a 3-2 lead.

 

The Slammers received a stellar outing from their ace, Daren Osby. He pitched 8 innings, gave up 2 runs on 7 hits, struck out 7 while only issuing 2 walks. Osby would get a no decision in tonight’s game.

 

Reign Letkeman had a decent outing for the Grizzlies. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, struck out 7 while only issuing 1 walk. Letkeman would get a no decision in tonight’s game.

 

With the loss, the Slammers fall to 22-36 and have now lost four games in a row. Gateway moves to 24-33 with the win. Game 2 of this 3-game series will be Saturday, July 20th with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m.

 

Tonight’s Merchants and Manufacturer’s Bank Player of the Game is: Riley Krane (2-5, 3B, 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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