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May 25, 2024 – Frontier League (FL) press release


WASHINGTON, PA – The Washington Wild Things continued their winning streak on Friday with a 4-1 victory over the Gateway Grizzlies at Wild Things Park.

The Wild Things (9-3) now have their longest winning streak since 2018. With their victory over the Grizzlies (7-6), they have made it nine straight wins. Washington took the lead in the second inning when C JC Santini hit a double down the left line to score the game's first run. 2B Evan Berkey followed with an RBI groundout to put the Wild Things up 2-0. The Grizzlies pulled one back in the third inning on a sacrifice fly, but Washington added two more between the sixth and seventh innings to extend its lead to 4-1. LHP Kobe Foster was fabulous for the Wild Things, pitching seven strong innings and allowing just one run on four hits in earning his second win. RHP Gyeongju Kim picked up his fourth save of the year, while RHP Collin Sullivan took the loss for Gateway.

The Wild Things and Grizzlies play the second game of their weekend series on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. EDT.


SCHAUMBURG, IL – The Schaumburg Boomers overcame a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Lake Erie Crushers in 10 innings on Friday night.

The Boomers (9-3) waited out a rain stoppage to defeat the Crushers (8-5) in a marathon at Wintrust Field. Lake Erie overran RHP Jackson Hickertt, blazing five runs in the first inning. The Boomers showed signs of life in the second inning, taking advantage of a Lake Erie error to score two unearned runs. The Crushers got a run back with a home run in the fourth inning to make it 6-2, but the Boomers answered with another run on a defensive error. The Crushers scored again to make it 7-3 in the sixth inning before Schaumburg answered with a four-run rally to tie the game at 7-7. The Crushers were able to score and take the lead in the tenth inning, but the Boomers again took advantage of shaky Lake Erie defense and tied the game on another error. With the bases loaded and one out, LF Aaron Simmons hit a fly ball deep to left field and scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly. Simmons finished the day with two RBIs and RHP Jake Joyce got the win as a relief pitcher for Schaumburg. RHP Brayden Bonner suffered a loss for Lake Erie.

The Boomers will look to clinch the series in Game 2 against Lake Erie on Saturday. First pitch is at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

CAPITAL WIN Opening game against Tri-City in Sudden Death

QUEBEC, CAN. – The Quebec Capitales took advantage of a defensive stance on Friday to defeat the Tri-City ValleyCats in sudden death at Stade Canac.

The Capitales (7-6) held on to a close game against the ValleyCats (4-9) despite some early errors. Tri-City took an early 1-0 lead on an error in the second inning. Québec tied the game in the fifth inning when 2B Francisco Hernandez hit a single up the middle to knock down LF Tommy Siedl. The score remained 1-1 until the ValleyCats stole a run on a passed ball in the 10th inning. The Capitales came back and tied the game on an RBI base hit by 1B Juremi Profar and elected to defend in sudden death. RHP Frank Moscatiello, in his second inning as a relief pitcher, tied the game in the 11th inning to give Québec the win.

The Capitales and ValleyCats play the second game of their series on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. EDT.


CRESTWOOD, IL – The Windy City ThunderBolts scored six runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Joliet Slammers 8-3 on Friday.

The ThunderBolts (8-6) didn't allow their first hit against the Slammers (5-8) until the eighth inning. RHP John Mikolaicyk allowed just one run on a sacrifice fly in his seven innings, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning and striking out four players. Joliet was able to tie the game with an RBI single in the eighth inning, but LHP Jack Mahoney was able to maintain control of the bullpen, striking out the final two batters to keep the bases loaded. Windy City went to work in the bottom half of the inning, taking the lead after 2B Ethan Lopez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. C JJ Figueroa and SS Joe Encarnacion both hit back-to-back two-run hits to extend Windy City's lead to 7-2. CF Cam Phelts added yet another run, forcing the Slammers to overcome a six-run deficit in the ninth inning. Joliet scored one goal but couldn't overcome the deficit. Mahoney picked up the win for the ThunderBolts, while RHP Chase Gockel took the loss for the Slammers.

The ThunderBolts and Slammers continue their series on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. EDT at Ozinga Field.


OTTAWA, CAN. – The Ottawa Titans defeated the Trois-Rivières Aigles 5-4 on Friday at Ottawa Stadium.

The Titans (6-6) were able to stay close throughout their game against the Aigles (5-7). Trois-Rivières scored two runs in the first inning, forcing Ottawa to play from behind early. Thanks to RBI doubles from 3B AJ Wright and SS Jason Diocheca, the Titans were able to tie the game at 2-2 in the second inning. The Aigles took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning, but Wright answered with a solo home run to tie the game at 3-3 in the fifth inning. In the eighth inning, Trois-Rivières was able to regain a one-run lead and keep the pressure on Ottawa. In the bottom of the inning, with two outs, C Michael Fuhrman hit a two-run blast to left field to give the Titans their first lead, 5-4. The Aigles were unable to get past RHP Matt Dallas, who earned his first save of the year after leaving the game in the ninth inning. LHP Matt Voelker came out of the bullpen to get the win for Ottawa, while RHP Sam Poliquin took the loss after allowing the lead-off home run.

The Titans will look for a series win on Saturday in Ottawa against the Aigles. First pitch is at 6:00 p.m. EDT.


BROCKTON, MA – The New York Boulders won their first game against the New England Knockouts with a final score of 7-6.

The Boulders (9-3) held off a late comeback attempt by the Knockouts (4-7) and have won seven of their last eight games. The Boulders took a lead in the first inning and extended their lead to 4-0 on a home run by LF David Vinsky in the third. The Knockouts got a run back in the bottom of the inning, but New York scored two more runs in the fourth on a two-run single by CF Isaac Bellony to make it 6-1. Bellony got another RBI in the sixth inning to make it 7-2. New England made it exciting with a two-run home run in the sixth inning and a two-run triple in the eighth inning to cut New York's lead to 7-6. RHP Dylan Smith sealed the deal for New York in the ninth inning and earned his second save. RHP Garrett Cooper picked up the win for the Boulders, while Liam O'Sullivan lost for New England despite pitching a complete game.

The Boulders look to win the series at Campanelli Stadium on Saturday. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Miners take late lead and beat Jackals

PATERSON, NJ – The Sussex County Miners defeated the New Jersey Jackals 8-7 on Friday.

The Miners (6-8) took advantage of five errors by the Jackals (5-7) to win the opening game at Yogi Berra Stadium. The Miners opened the game with an RBI groundout by 2B Cory Acton in the first inning. The Jackals tied the game with a home run in the bottom half of the inning and then took the lead with a two-run home run. New Jersey scored two more runs and made it 5-1 after the second inning. The Miners began to fight out, scoring twice in the third inning to cut their deficit to 5-3. The Jackals tacked on two more runs in the sixth inning to extend their lead to 7-3. The Miners then began their comeback in unusual fashion; 1B Oraj Anu struck out in the seventh inning, but a runner came in from second base on an error by the New Jersey catcher and scored. After the lead was cut to one point thanks to a three-run seventh inning, Anu brought the ball into play and scored another run on another Jackals error in the eighth inning. Acton, who had a walk earlier in the inning, later scored on a passed ball to give the Miners an 8-7 lead. RHP Tyler Luneke got the win out of the bullpen for Sussex County, while RHP Robbie Hitt picked up his second save. RHP Mike DeSanti lost for New Jersey.

The Miners and Jackals will play the second game of their series on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. EDT.


FLORENCE, KY – The Evansville Otters scored 15 goals in their 15-9 victory over the Florence Y'alls on Friday.

The Otters (4-9) won the opener on the road against the Y'alls (4-7), scoring 10 runs before Florence could score his first. After scoring one in the first inning, the Otters' offense exploded with eight runs in the second. SS Riley Delgado opened the attack with a walk with the bases loaded. CF Blake Mozely followed with a two-run double while the lineup changed one and a half times to give Delgado another chance to hit with the bases loaded. The Evansville shortstop scored another run on an error, making it 9-0 Otters. DH Anthony Calarco extended the lead to 10-0 with an RBI single in the third inning. Florence was able to put together some strong innings of her own, cutting the score to 10-8 entering the sixth inning. Both teams traded a run between the sixth and seventh innings before Evansville's offense tied the game with another run. Calarco and Mozley each scored three runs, while 1B David Mendham had four hits and two RBIs. RHP Pat Miner got the win for the Otters in relief, while RHP Josh Hudgins took the loss.

The Otters and Y'alls play the second game of their weekend series on Saturday at Thomas More Stadium. First pitch is at 6:36 p.m. EDT.

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