(Joliet, IL)- Thursday night marked a number of 2012 firsts for the Slammers: with their 6-0 win over the Road Warriors, they won their sixth straight game, breaking their previous streak of five from late May-early June, and pulled of their first home sweep of the season.
The game was scoreless through three and a half innings, but heavy rains put the game into delay for over an hour, and play resumed about 9:30 p.m.
Joliet broke the game wide open in the bottom of the fourth. David Christensen bombed a solo home run to straightaway center field, handing the Slammers at 1-0 lead. A handful of walks loaded the bases, and Patrick Norris drew a walk for the insurance run. In the next at-bat, Brad Netzel continued his hot streak, clearing the bases on a three-run double, and he came around soon after on an RBI single by Abel Nieves.
The game remained scoreless after the forth, securing the series sweep of the Warriors.
Steven Maxwell threw until the rain delay in three innings of scoreless ball, and was relieved by Mike Barsotti who earned the win in three scoreless of his own. Geoff Brown, Chase Doremus, and Daniel Carela each tossed a frame to complete the effort.
The Slammers continue their homestand opening up a three-gamer with the Rockford RiverHawks on Beatles Night at the yard with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. Fans can listen to the game on AM 1340 WJOL with Aaron Morse and Greg Talbott calling the action.