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Slammers walk-off second game in a row beat Thunderbolts 3-2

7/8/2019, 10:24 p.m.
The Slammers scored their first run of the game in an unconventional way. Tyler Border led off the 3rd inning ...

The Slammers scored their first run of the game in an unconventional way. Tyler Border led off the 3rd inning with a walk, moved to 2nd on a sac bunt from Jared Morello, then scored after Thunderbolts pitcher Kenny Matthews balked twice, giving the Slammers a 1-0 lead.

Windy City took a 2-1 lead in the top of the 4th inning after Chase Cockrell hit a 2-out double to right field bringing home Tyler Alamo and Shane Carrier. Both Alamo and Carrier moved up on the base paths after a wild pitch from Scot Hoffman.

Chaz Meadows led off the bottom of the 7th inning with a double down the left field line, moved to third on a sac-bunt from Jimmy Roche, then scored courtesy of a sac-fly from Tyler Bordner to tie the game up at 2.

London Lindley led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a single up the middle. Oliver Nunez laid down a sac bunt, the throw to first base was offline moving Lindley to 3rd and Nunez to 2nd with no outs. Dash Winningham, against his former team, hit a weak ground ball in the infield but Lindley beat the throw to the plate and scored the winning run.

All things considered; Scot Hoffman had a decent outing for the Slammers. He pitched 5 innings, gave up 2 runs on 4 hits, struck out 3 while only walking 1 batter. He would get a no decision in today’s game. Wes Albert came on in relief for Hoffman.

Kenny Matthews had a solid outing for the Thunderbolts. He went 7 innings, gave up 2 runs on 7 hits, struck out 4 and didn’t issue a walk. Like Hoffman, Matthews would also get a no decision.

Winning pitcher: Mario Samuel

Losing pitcher: Joel Toribio

With the win, the Slammers head into the all-star break 20-31 and have won 2 in a row. The Thunderbolts fall to 22-28 on the season. The Slammers don’t play again until July 12th when they travel to Southern Illinois.

Tonight’s Merchants and Manufacturer’s Bank Player of the Game is: Dash Winningham (1-5, RBI)