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Downpour brings early end to Slammers Tuesday game

5/28/2014, 8:54 a.m.
The game against the Washington Wizards will resume at 5 p.m. today.

The Joliet Slammers supplied this news story on Tuesday night's game:

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-were trailing the Washington Wizards 6-1 in the bottom of the 4th inning when the game was postponed by rain. The contest will be picked up where it left off at 5pm on Wednesday evening with the regularly scheduled game then starting at 7:05pm

The Wild Things scored four runs in the 2nd inning to charge against Joliet starter Andrew Busby. Steward Ijames led off the inning with a solo homer, Jim Vahalik added an RBI double and then Daniel Poma's 2-run single made it 4-0. CJ Beatty then crushed a solo home run in the 4th inning to make it 5-0.

Joliet scored in the bottom of the 3rd when Max Casper led off being hit by a pitch. He advanced on a Darian Sandford double and scored on a Maquis Riley ground out. Washington scored again in the top of the 4th as Maxx Garrett doubled and scored on a Vahalik grounder.

There was rain before the game two delays during the contest before it was decided to postpone the remainder until Wednesday. The game will be picked up in the 4th and will go the full nine innings while the second contest will become a 7-inning game.

Wednesday will be a Spikes Super Students Night sponsored by the University of St. Francis. Then it will be a Thirsty Thursday featuring 2-dollar drafts and 2-dollar fountain drinks to end the series. Each game time will be 7:05pm at Silver Cross Field. Games this summer will be broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com and audio/video feed of home games this summer can be seen at independentprofessionalbaseball.com.

The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy play at Silver Cross Field in downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League. The Frontier League is a 14-team league entering its 22nd season of play in 2014. Full, partial, and group tickets are available by calling the Slammers office at (815) 722-BATS or by visiting www.jolietslammers.com.