SLAMMERS ROUT THE FRONTIER GREYS 13-2 ON THURSDAY

adamL

Box Score

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-clobbered the Frontier Greys 13-2 on Thursday night.

Joliet struck early on a sacrifice fly from Matt Weaver in the 1st and then they added three more in the 2nd inning. With one out, the Slammers came up with four straight singles. Grant DeBruin picked up an RBI with the last of those singles and Russell Moldenhauer walked with the bases loaded for a run batted in as well. Adam Giacalone followed with a sacrifice fly for the 3rd run of the inning. In the meantime, Joliet starter Travis Bradshaw came out pitching well. He did give up a double in the 1st inning to Jon Minucci and that produced a play at the plate. Leadoff hitter Jon Dziomba tried to score on the play and ran over Slammers catcher Adam Lewis to jar the ball loose. Dziomba was called out on the play and was ejected as well as home plate collisions are now against the rules in the Frontier League. Luckily Lewis was uninjured although his helmet and mask flew off in the collision. Bradshaw went the first five innings to pick up the win. He allowed no runs on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Sam Moore came on in relief in the sixth. Kevin McNorton pitched the 7th and Jordan Wellander came on in the 8th. David Kubiak closed it out in 9th. He allowed the only two runs on the day to Frontier on RBI from Chris Ellison and Zach Tanner.

The Slammers broke the game open in the 5th inning with six runs. DeBruin ripped an RBI double off the wall in left field and Moldenhauer followed with an RBI single to make it 6-0. Giacalone was next and he crushed a 3-run homer to up the lead to 9-0. Chris Epps third hit of the day, a single to right made the score 10-0. Joliet’s onslaught continued with two more runs in the bottom of the 7th on an RBI single from Lewis and then a run-scoring grounder from Epps to make it a 12-0 ballgame. It became 13-0 on a solo homer from Matt Weaver. That meant that every Slammer in the lineup had at least one hit on the day. They finished with 16 hits on the day. Joliet avenged their 12-0 loss from a day earlier to even the series at one game apiece.

The Slammers continue a six-game home stand with a Fireworks Friday which will also be Princess Night at Silver Cross Field. Saturday’s 6:05pm start is NASCAR night with postgame music from the Fender Benders. Sunday’s Family Day at 1:05pm is where kids 12-and-under eat free and can run the base after the game as well as get autographs from the players. Slammers action this summer is broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com. The audio/video feed of home games this season can be seen for free 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.

SLAMMERS ROUGHED UP BY THE FRONTIER GREYS 12-0 ON WEDNESDAY

adamg

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-were knocked out 12-0 on Wednesday by the Frontier Greys at Silver Cross Field.

The Greys had clobbered Gateway 14-1 on Tuesday and their offense picked up where they left off against Joliet on Wednesday. They scored 7 runs in the 1st three innings to take control early. Matt Crim struggled and allowed three hits and 2 runs in the 1st inning. Jon Dziomba homered for the Greys in the 2nd inning and then Crim was knocked out of the game in the 3rd as Frank Florio came up with a 2-run double and Chase Tucked singled in a run. Harry Marino came on and gave up an RBI single to Dziomba to make it 7-0.

The Greys put four more runs on the board in the 6th inning off of Tyler Thicke. Michael Vaughn ripped a 2-run triple to center and then Steve Rogers clobbered a two-run homer to right to make it 11-0. It became 12-0 on a solo homer from Florio. That home run meant that Florio hit for the cycle and it was a natural cycle with the hits coming in order…a single, then double, triple and then home run. The Frontier pitcher, Clint Wright, pitched a four-hit complete game shutout with 8 strikeouts and one walk.

Before the game Joliet released infielder Danny Hernandez and pitcher Colin Gotzon. They signed a lefty pitcher Matt Costello and infielder Matt Weaver. Recently acquired infielder Josh Scheffert was activated as well. The other move on the day was for Grant DeBruin to get the start for the 1st time this season at second base. Scheffert started at third base and Weaver started in right field. DeBruin’s 12-game hitting streak came to an end in the game as he was 0-4. First baseman Adam Giacalone pitched the 9th inning for the Slammers. It was his first pitching performance since 2012 in junior college. He retired all three he faced and struck out two of them.

The Slammers continue a six-game home-stand with a Thirsty Thursday featuring 2-buck drafts and then a Fireworks Friday on August 1st . Friday will also be Princess Night at Silver Cross Field. Saturday’s 6:05pm start is NASCAR night with postgame music from the Fender Benders. Slammers action this summer is broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com. The audio/video feed of home games this season can be seen for free 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.

SLAMMERS DEFEAT TRAVERSE CITY 3-1 ON TUESDAY NIGHT

epps

Box Score

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-used great pitching and timely offense to beat Traverse City 3-1 on the road on Tuesday.

This great dual was scoreless until the 7th inning when the Slammers finally broke through against the Beach Bums’ Casey Delgado. Joliet stranded six men in the 1st six innings but in the 7th Chris Epps came up with a 2-out 2-run double to score Seth Granger. Granger had reached on a dropped-third-strike and error. Kody McFarland was outstanding for the Slammers as he went 6 2/3 innings before being lifted. He allowed one run on a 7th inning bloop RBI double from Jake Rhodes. McFarland allowed five hits while striking out 8 and walking only one in his outing. Joliet broke the 1-1 tie in the 8th off reliever Chuck Ghysels on a long home run from Adam Giacalone. They added to it in the 9th on another RBI from Epps on a single to make it 3-1. Jordan Wellander picked up the win in relief and David Kubiak earned the save in the 9th.

Joliet had gone 0-6 in 2-run games on the season until the 2-0 win on Monday and then this 3-1 win on Tuesday, so they improve to 2-6 in that statistic. The Slammers also take the series 2 games to 1. It’s their 1st series win since mid June. Grant DeBruin singled in the 6th to give him a 12-game hitting streak. He entered the game leading the Frontier League in batting average and hits. Epps finished with 3 hits and 2 RBI on the day, while Giacalone had two hits.

The Slammers will return for a six-game home-stand beginning Wednesday July 30th at 7:05pm. The Frontier Greys and then the Schaumburg Boomers will be the opposition in Joliet. There will be a Thirsty Thursday with 2-buck drafts and then a Fireworks Friday on August 1st , that will also be Princess Night at Silver Cross Field. Slammers action this summer is broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com. The audio/video feed of home games this season can be seen for free 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.

SLAMMERS SPLIT A DOUBLEHEADER WITH TRAVERSE CITY ON MONDAY

buzz

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-split a doubleheader on Monday with Traverse City. The Slammers won game one 2-0 and dropped game two 5-3.

The Slammers won game one of the doubleheader thanks to a great performance by Andrew Busby. He threw a three-hitter with three strikeouts and one walk. He retired ten in a row at one point and induced 11 groundouts. Alex Phillips went the first five innings for Traverse City and allowed only two hits but walked six. The Slammers picked up their last two hits against reliever Cameron Giannini. Grant DeBruin had three of Joliet’s four hits and drove in a run. Adam Giacalone picked up the other hit and JD Dorgan’s sacrifice fly drove in the other run.

Joliet scored in the 1st inning of game two as DeBruin picked up an RBI double to give them a 1-0 lead. He now has an 11-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 34 of his last 37 games. In the bottom of the inning Traverse City scored twice on a 2-run double from Jovan Rosa to take a 2-1 lead against Slammers’ starter Brett Zawacki. Joliet took back the lead with a 2-run 4th. Adrian English ripped a 2-run double and scored on a Chris Epps RBI single to make the Joliet advantage 3-2. The Beach Bums scored the final three runs of the game to come out on top. Two of them came in the 5th on a RBI double from Greg Harisis and a sacrifice fly from Rosa. Their final run scored in the 6th on a wild pitch. DeBruin finished 5 for 7 on the day for Joliet.

These two teams wrap up their three-game series on Tuesday at 6:05pm central time. Joliet will return for a six-game home-stand beginning Wednesday July 30th at 7:05pm. The Frontier Greys and then the Schaumburg Boomers will be the opposition in Joliet. There will be a Fireworks Friday on August 1st that will also be Princess Night at Silver Cross Field. Slammers action this summer is broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com. The audio/video feed of home games this season can be seen for free 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.

SLAMMERS WIN A WILD ONE AT WINDY CITY 16-5 ON SATURDAY

grant

Box Score

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-defeated Windy City with an offensive outburst 16-5 on Saturday night.

For the 6th time in a row against the Slammers, Windy City scored in the 1st inning against them. This time it was a Ryan McIntyre 2-run homer to give them an early 2-0 lead. Joliet came back with a run of their own in the 2nd when Jose Garcia homered to left. The ball hit the top of the fence and bounced straight up. Leftfielder Kyle Robinson swatted at it but it was knocked over the wall. The Thunderbolts added to their lead with a 2-run double in the 3rd from Ryan Soares to make it 4-1. The Slammers comeback then began.

Grant DeBruin came up with two men on base in the 4th and ripped a two-run double to make it a 4-3 game. While DeBruin was on 2nd base, pitcher Josh Spence turned to talk to DeBruin. Presumably Spence was unhappy with DeBruin relaying signs to hitters. Russell Moldenhauer then singled to tie the score 4-4. Spence then hit the next batter, JD Dorgan, in the brim of the helmet and the benches emptied. There were several arguments between players but no fights or ejections. That altercation seemed to spur on Joliet as they then erupted offensively.

In the 6th, the Slammers knocked Spence out of the game and scored six runs. They batted around and DeBruin had another 2-run double. He now leads the league in hits and has an 8-game hitting streak. Chris Epps contributed a 2-run single, while Moldenhauer and Dorgan added RBI’s as well to push the Slammers lead to 10-4. DeBruin’s third 2-run double of the day in the 7th helped the score move to 13-4. Adrian English added a RBI double in the inning as well. He finished with four hits as did DeBruin and Moldenhauer. The final two Slammers runs would score in the 9th on a Dorgan single and Garcia sacrifice fly as the game ended 16-5. Max Casper finished with three hits on the day as every Slammer reached base. Their 20 hits were a season high and their 16 runs a season high as well. The win ends a 4-game losing streak and lifts them out of last place in the division.

The Slammers will start a three-game series at Traverse City on Sunday at 4.05pm. Joliet will then return for a six-game home-stand beginning Wednesday July 30th at 7:05pm. The Frontier Greys and then the Schaumburg Boomers will be the opposition in Joliet. There will be a Fireworks Friday on August 1st that will also be Princess Night at Silver Cross Field. Slammers action this summer is broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com. The audio/video feed of home games this season can be seen for free 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.

SLAMMERS LOSE 8-2 TO WINDY CITY ON FRIDAY NIGHT

adam

Box Score

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-gave up six runs over the last three innings and lost to Windy City 8-2 on Friday night.

Windy City scored a run in the bottom of the 1st against Joliet starter Matt Crim. After two were out, Kyle Robinson doubled and Ryan McIntyre singled. Ryan Soares followed with an RBI single to make it 1-0. That made the 5th straight time that the ThunderBolts have scored a run in the 1st against Joliet. They would tack on another run in the 4th as Soares doubled to leadoff the inning. He scored on a Max White base hit as the score became 2-0. Meanwhile, the Slammers had the leadoff man reach base in each of the 1st four innings but failed to score against Windy City starter Travis Tingle. That included the 3rd inning when Adam Lewis walked and then Chris Epps singled to the start the frame but neither would come around to score. The leadoff man was retired in the 5th but in the 6th once again the leadoff man would reach as Grant DeBruin singled up the middle. DeBruin entered the game as the league leader in hits with 82 and was 2nd in batting average at .360. Russell Moldenhauer ended the drought as he drilled a long 2-run homer to tie the game at 2-2. It was the Slammers 1st home run since before the All-Star break.

Windy City came right back however and scored twice in the bottom of the 6th on a 2-run double from catcher Mike McGuckin. Crim left the game after 5 2/3 innings and allowed 4 runs on 9 hits and 7 strikeouts. The ThunderBolts scored two more in the 7th with the help of only one hit of Harry Marino as there were two hit batmen and a walk to help them. They scored two runs as well in the 8th to close out the scoring at 8-2. Soares finished with five hits and 4 RBI. Robinson had three hits including two doubles. Tingle earned his 6th win of the season. For Joliet in the defeat, Adam Giacalone had three hits including two doubles. Epps finished with three singles, two stolen bases and threw a runner out at home plate. With the loss, Joliet falls into last place in the West Division at 22-37.

Tomorrow’s series finale at Windy City starts at 6:05pm. The Slammers then start a three-game series at Traverse City on Sunday at 4.05pm. Joliet will return for another six-game home stand beginning Wednesday July 30th at 7:05pm. The Frontier Greys and then the Schaumburg Boomers will be the opposition. There will be a Fireworks Friday on August 1st that will also be Princess Night at Silver Cross Field. Slammers action this summer is broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com. The audio/video feed of home games this season can be seen for free 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.

SLAMMERS LOSE ANOTHER CLOSE ONE ON THURSDAY

kody

Box Score

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-lost another close game on Thursday, 7-6 to the Windy City ThunderBolts.

Windy City struck for a run in the 1st inning against Kody McFarland. Three straight singles were capped by the RBI hit from Ryan McIntyre to make it 1-0. Joliet came right back with a pair of runs in the 2nd inning. Adam Giacalone walked, JD Dorgan singled and then Seth Granger was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Max Casper hit a grounder that was misplayed by shortstop Mike Torres and the game was tied 1-1. The Slammers then took the 2-1 lead on a sacrifice fly from Chris Epps. They made that a 3-1 lead in the 4th off starter Jake Fisher with a Casper RBI double.

The ThunderBolts then put up four runs in the bottom of the 4th to knock McFarland out of the ballgame. They collected six hits with Garrett Carey’s 2-run single the big hit of the frame. Evan Button and Kyle Robinson added RBI singles. Tyler Thicke came on in relief for Joliet. He retired the 1st 8 men he faced until he got into trouble in the 7th inning. After a walk, he allowed a RBI double to Ryan Soares and a run-scoring single to Davidson Peguero to give them seven runs on the day. For Joliet, they added a run in the 7th on DeBruin’s double-play and then the Slammers put two more on the board in the 8th . Jose Garcia led off with a single and after a steal, Seth Granger’s single scored him. Granger would then steal second and he would score on a single from Casper to make it 7-6. Danile Carela came on a picked up his 6th save for the ThunderBolts in the 9th. DeBruin entered the game tied for the league lead in hits with 79 and added three more in this game. Casper added three hits and two RBI. Joliet has now played in 26 one-run games and fall to 12-14 in those games.

The Slammers are in the middle of a six-game road trip to Windy City and then Traverse City. Tomorrow’s game at Windy City starts at 7:05pm. Joliet will return for another six game home stand beginning Wednesday July 30th at 7:05pm. The Frontier Greys and Schaumburg Boomers will be the opposition. There will be a Fireworks Friday on August 1st that will also be Princess Night at Silver Cross Field. Slammers action this summer is broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com. The audio/video feed of home games this season can be seen for free 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.

SLAMMERS LOSE ANOTHER EXTRA INNING GAME TO TRAVERSE CITY 4-2

Photo provided by Carmen Jay Arrigo, Arrigo Images

Photo provided by Carmen Jay Arrigo, Arrigo Images

Box Score

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-lost to Traverse City 4-2 in 11 innings on Wednesday night at Silver Cross Field. It was their 2nd straight extra inning contest and 11th of the season.

It was another very well pitched game to conclude the series. Both runs in regulation for the Beach Bums came in the 6th inning against Andrew Busby. Yazy Arbelo ripped a 2-run homer to right for their only runs until the 11th inning. Busby earned his fourth-straight no-decision despite allowing just those two runs on 7 1/3 innings. He gave up just five hits and struck out four while walking only one. The Beach Bums starter Ian McDougall was just as effective. He gave up an early run to Joliet on an RBI single from new Slammers second baseman Adrian English. English was playing in his first game for the Slammers after being signed out of Barry University in Florida. Joliet would not score against him again until the 8th inning. After a Grant DeBruin single, Russell Moldenhauer doubled him in to tie the game at 2-2. DeBruin has now hit safely in 30 of his last 33 games. McDougall finished with 8 innings worked and he gave up two runs on six hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

Sam Moore went 2 2/3 innings in relief for Joliet and was charged with two runs in the 11th. Jose Vargas made it 3-2 on a sacrifice fly and Kevin Taylor singled in their final run to make it 4-2. DJ Johnson earned the save for the Beach Bums, his 14th of the season by retiring Joliet in order.

The Slammers now begin a six-game road trip to Windy City and then Traverse City. Joliet will return for another six game home stand beginning Wednesday July 30th at 7:05pm. The Frontier Greys and Schaumburg Boomers will be the opposition. There will be a Fireworks Friday on August 1st that will also be Princess Night at Silver Cross Field. Slammers action this summer is broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com. The audio/video feed of home games this season can be seen for free 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.

SLAMMERS LOSE 7-5 IN 12 INNINGS TO TRAVERSE CITY ON TUESDAY

grant

Box Score

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-rallied to force extra innings but lost 7-5 to Traverse City in 12 innings on Tuesday.

Brett Zawacki made his first start for Joliet and pitched very well. Over the 1st five innings he allowed just two hits but they were both solo home runs off the bat of Kevin Taylor. That meant the Slammers trailed 2-0 after five innings as Traverse City starter Alex Phillips was very good as well. He got out of a bases loaded jam in the 1st inning and lasted 5 2/3 innings before he was lifted. He ended up allowing just one run on a Danny Hernandez RBI double and four hits total. In the top of the 6th for the Beach Bums they scored twice on two hits, a walk and two errors. That made the score 4-1. Zawacki went the first six innings and allowed three earned runs on four hits. Joliet got back in the game with three runs in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game at 4-4. Grant DeBruin came through with a 2-run single and Russell Moldenhauer tied it with an RBI grounder. The game remained tied until extra innings. In the top of the 12th inning, Traverse City broke the tie off of Jordan Wellander. Rob Bendecit’s RBI single gave them the lead and Scott Woodward’s 2-run double made it 7-4. The Slammers did not give up and score in the bottom of the 12th on a RBI single from Moldenhauer to make it 7-5 against the Beach Bums reliever Scott Vachon. Vachon, the Plainfield North H.S. grad earned the win, going the final two innings. Joliet stranded 10 base runners and committed six errors in the game, the most on the season. They fall to 4-6 in extra innings games on the season.

Before the game, the Slammers added an infield to their roster. They signed Adrian English out of Barry University in Florida. He finished a great career there this spring by hitting .319. English was a four-year starter there and was a 2nd-team Division-2 All-American after his junior season when he hit an astonishing .395 with 51 RBI in 50 games.

The Slammers series with Traverse City concludes on Wednesday at 7pm. Following a six game road trip to Windy City and Traverse City, Joliet will return for another six game home stand. That action will include a Fireworks Friday on August 1st that will also be Princess Night at Silver Cross Field. Slammers action this summer is broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com. The audio/video feed of home games this season can be seen for free 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.

SLAMMERS DEFEAT TRAVERSE CITY 6-1 ON MONDAY NIGHT

bradshaw721

Box Score

The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-put together a nice team effort to defeat Traverse City 6-1 on Monday night at Silver Cross Field.

The Beach Bums struck first in the top of the 2nd against Joliet starter Travis Bradshaw. With one out Jovan Rosa doubled and he would score on another double from Sean Gusrang. The Slammers answered right back against Tanner Tripp in the bottom of the inning. They started out with four straight hits. Grant DeBruin singled and he scored on a Adam Giacalone double to tie the game. Danny Hernandez then doubled to score Giacalone to give Joliet a 2-1 lead. Jose Garcia then put down a beautiful bunt single. Adam Lewis bunted to push the runners to 2nd and 3rd. JD Dorgan bounced out to score a run and make it 3-1. Max Casper made it 4-1 on a RBI single to close out the scoring in the 2nd. Joliet added to the lead with a 2-run 4th inning as both runs came in on a base hit from Max Casper to push the lead to 6-1. Bradshaw, in the meantime, was very effective on the night. The went 7 innings and allowed just that one run on 5 hits with 7 strikeouts and one walk. Jordan Wellander pitched a nice 8th inning and then Kevin McNorton struck out two in the 9th to close out the 6-1 win. Tripp managed to settle in and finish the game for the Beach Bums, at one point retiring 13 of 14 but the damage was done. Garcia finished with three hits for the Slammers while DeBruin collected two more hits and has now hit safely in 28 of his last 31 games.

On Sunday, former Slammers starter, Blair Walters made his debut for the Atlanta Braves organization. The All-Star starter for Joliet earned the win for Class-A Lynchburg in a 6-5 victory where he went 6 innings and allowed just 2 runs on 6 hits with 4 strikeouts and only one walk.

Before the game, Joliet got the news that second baseman Jake Gronsky had his rights purchased by the St. Louis Cardinals organization. In just 7 games for Joliet, Gronsky hit .385 with two doubles, four RBI and a .429 on-base-percentage. No word yet on where he will be assigned but it is possible he will be sent to the Class-A Peoria Chiefs. Gronsky was signed by the Slammers recently out of Monmouth University in New Jersey. He led them in batting average as a senior this spring at .330 and started all four years. Gronsky left with the 5th most hits in school history.

The Slammers series with Traverse City continues with Tuesday’s 7:05pm game. It will be a 2-dollar Tuesday where all reserved seats are just 2-bucks and hot dogs are just 2-bucks too! The six-game home stand then concludes on Wednesday at 7pm. Following a six game road trip to Windy City and Traverse City, Joliet will return for another six game home stand. That action will include a Fireworks Friday on August 1st that will also be Princess Night at Silver Cross Field. Slammers action this summer is broadcast live on 1340 WJOL and wjol.com. The audio/video feed of home games this season can be seen for free 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.