Slammers Tie Series With Game Two Win
JOLIET, IL - Right hander Adam Zuk took the bump tonight for the Slammers with hopes to tie up the series at one game a piece. The Slammers would come to play tonight with a huge 9-6 win giving Zuk his third win as the starting Slammers pitcher.
The Grizzlies struck first with a three run long ball from Andres Regnault. The homer would let Regnault, Ty Moore, and Jay Prather cross the plate. The 3-0 lead the Grizzlies put up wouldn't last long as the Slammers put seven runs on the board in the bottom of the first. Two of the Slammers got on base via hits in the at bat, Kyle Jacobsen with a single, and Patrick Causa with a double. Jacobsen’s single brought in Dylan Hardy for an RBI. Patrick Causa hit a solid double for 3 RBI’s bringing home Alonzo Jones, Kyle Jacobsen, and Jackson Dvorak. Of the seven to cross the plate, Brylie Ware, Patrick Causa, and Tyler Depreta-Johnson were all brought in on walks.
Gateway would chip away at the Slammers’ 7-3 lead in the top of the second with an RBI single by Jay Prather letting Dylan Jones cross the plate.
In the top of the third Zuk would be relieved on the mound by righty Chris Roycroft. The starter would see 12 batters and toss three strikeouts.
The Grizzlies would come close to leveling the score in the top of the sixth inning chalking up two more runs. Chase Vallot would score on a fielder’s choice after a 3-1 play would get the batter Connor Ownings out. Dustin Woodcock would score unearned on a passed ball putting the score at 7-6.
Roycroft would see three innings on the mound, facing 10 Grizzlies before Keon Taylor would come in to relieve him in the sixth. The right handed sidearmer would see two innings on the mound before Brad VanAsdlen came in to take charge of the game for Joliet.
The bottom of the seventh inning would see two more runs by Joliet extending their lead to 9-6. Terry Daniels, playing his first game as a Slammer, would come home on a 6-3 play on Brylie Ware. An RBI double by Jackson Dvorak drove Dylan Hardy home from second.
VanAsdlen would hold the Grizzlies back from making a comeback, ending the game in the top of the ninth with a 1-3 play on Jay Prather for out three. Tonight's win tied the series at one game a piece and gave the Slammers a season record of 17-28.
The next home game takes place on Sunday, July 18th at 1:05 p.m. Sunday's game will be the last game of the six game home stand before the Slammers head on the road to face the Schaumburg Boomers and the Florence Y’alls. The Joliet crew will return home to kick off the next home stand on the 27th of July against Windy City.
About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers play at DuPage Medical Group Field in downtown Joliet, Illinois. They will play their 10th season in 2020. Visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the 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 and Instagram at @jolietslammersofficial