(Joliet, IL)- The Slammers opened up their homestand with a 4-2 victory over the Gateway Grizzlies, and in doing do, took their fifth win in their last seven contests.
Joliet proceeded to score four unanswered runs in the win. Down a pair, Josh Lyon knocked an RBI double in the fifth to bring around Kyle Maunus all the way from first base, cutting the lead in half. Maunus provided the heroics in the seventh with a soaring solo homer to tie it, Brad Netzel laced an RBI single for the lead, and the Slammers notched an insurance run on a botched pickoff.
Tommy Mendoza threw a strong six and two-thirds innings on just two runs, but Geoff Brown earned the win in relief. Mike Barsotti made his second appearance for Joliet, and Amalio Diaz got the save.
The Slammers continue their six-game stint at Silver Cross Field Tuesday against the Gateway Grizzlies. Fans can listen live on AM 1340 WJOL with Aaron Morse and Greg Talbott calling the action.