SLAMMERS BLANKED BY ROCKFORD 6-0 ON TUESDAY IN JOLIET

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The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-were shutout by the Rockford Aviators 6-0 on Tuesday night at Silver Cross Field.

The Aviators scored twice in the 1st inning off Joliet start Matt Costello. Tanner Witt came through with a 2-run single to give Rockford the early lead. The game then became a battle of the starters for the next five innings. Kyle Brueggemann was sharp from the very beginning for Rockford. He allowed just one hit through the first five innings. At one point he retired nine in a row. Costello, meanwhile, settled in to retire ten straight Rockford batters. They finally got to him and a few Joliet relievers with one run in the 6th and three more in the 7th to make the score 6-0. Kalaika Kahoohalahala drove in two runs while Edgar Corcino and Eligah Trail had one RBI apiece. The Slammers picked up a few singles late in the game but Brueggeman finished the contest with a complete game 5-hit shutout for the victory. He struckout seven and walked none. Costello suffered the loss but struckout seven batters as well with just one walk. Bobby Hillier made his Slammers debut and pitched well in two shutout innings of relief to close out the game.

In the middle of the 8th inning, the Slammers gave away $250 to lucky fan, Jack Warner, as part of their Amazing August promotion. Each home game in August will see one fan go home with at least $250 dollars. The higher that night’s attendance, the higher the payout will be. The payout on Friday, August 1st to a lucky winner was $5000.

Joliet continues their three-game series vs. Rockford with an Awareness Wednesday that will feature Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure organization, concerning Prostate Cancer. The series concludes with Thirsty Thursday that will also be Jimmy Buffet night, so break out your Hawaiian shirts and turn Silver Cross Field tropical. 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 3-2 IN 10 INNINGS ON SUNDAY

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The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-defeated the Florence Freedom 3-2 in 10 innings on Sunday.

Joliet scored in the top of the 1st inning on a 2-out 2-run homer from Matt Weaver. The Slammers’ Andrew Busby got off to a nice start and went into the 5th inning allowing no runs on two hits. Both hits were singles from Sam Eberle. In the bottom of the 5th, Adam Taylor put the Freedom on the scoreboard with a RBI double. In the 6th Zak Blair led off with a triple and scored on a run-scoring single from Eberle. At that point he had three of their six hits. Jordan Wellander came on in relief at that point and got out of the inning without any more damage with the game tied 2-2. The game stayed 2-2 into the bottom of the 9th. David Kubiak was on the mound for Joliet and gave up a leadoff single to Buddy Sosnoskie. The next hitter, Doug Joyce, bunted up in the air on an apparent bunt-and-run play. Grant DeBruin came in to catch the bunt and threw to first base for the big double play. Kubiak then retired the next hitter to force extra innings. In the top of the 10th, Adam Lewis walked with one out. Grant DeBruin then singled to left field. Chris Epps flew out to right and then Russell Moldenhauer was walked intentionally to load the bases for Matt Weaver. While Weaver was at the plate, Florence reliever Chris Squires threw a wild pitch in the dirt and Lewis scored what would be the winning run in the 3-2 final. Kubiak closed out the game in the bottom of the 10th and earned the win. Joliet moves to 14-15 in one run games on the season and 5-7 in extra inning contests.

Joliet returns home to play Rockford in a three-game set that begins with a 2-dollar Tuesday on August 19th at 7:05pm. There will also be 2-buck Bud and Bud Light drafts. Awareness Wednesday will feature Ed Randall’s Fans for the Cure, concerning Prostate Cancer. Thirsty Thursday will be Jimmy Buffet night. 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 ON THE ROAD TO FLORENCE 6-2

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The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-lost game two of the series to Florence 6-2 on Saturday.

John Maloney became the Slammers 19th starting pitcher for 2014. He gave up two runs in the 1st inning thanks to a Rob Kelly 2-run single. Maloney settled in and retired the next five batters is a row. In the 3rd though, the first two men reached base and with two outs, Chance Ross and Adam Taylor came through with back-to-back RBI singles. In the meantime, Joliet scored in the top of the 3rd inning on a Grant DeBruin RBI grounder. They scored again in the 4th on a JD Dorgan RBI groundout to make the score 4-2. Maloney was taken out in the 4th inning with five strikeouts and two walks. Kody McFarland came on in relief for the Slammers. He gave up a solo homer to Rolando Gomez in the 4th and sacrifice fly to Gomez in the 6th to make it 6-2. Florence starter Peter Gehle gave up several line drives but the defense was up to the challenge. At one point he retired seven in a row and went the first 7 1/3 innings before Ed Kohout came on to finish out the ballgame. McFarland pitched the final five innings for Joliet and struck out two while walking one. DeBruin finished with two hits and an RBI. Chris Epps had reached base in ten straight games coming in, but finished 0-4 on the day.

The Slammers finish the series against the Florence Freedom in suburban Cincinnati on Sunday at 4:05pm central. Joliet returns home to play Rockford in a three-game set that begins with a 2-dollar Tuesday on August 19th at 7:05pm. 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 TO FLORENCE 4-1 ON FRIDAY NIGHT

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The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-fall to the Florence Freedom 4-1 on Friday night in suburban Cincinnati.

The Slammers scored in the top of the 1st inning on a RBI single from Grant DeBruin, his 48th RBI on the season. That also became a Frontier League-best 109th hit on the season. He entered the game with a .351 batting average, second best in the league. In the bottom of the 1st Frontier picked up a 2-out 2-run homer from Jacob Tanis to take a 2-1 lead against Joliet’s Andrew Strenge. He lasted three innings in his surprise start and allowed just those two runs on two hits and struck out three. Ethan Carter then came on and continued to shut down the Florence offense. On the other side however, Freedom starter Casey Henn was even more brilliant. He allowed two hits in that 1st inning when Joliet scored, but after that he went six more innings and did not allow a single hit. Henn left after 7 innings with the one run allowed on two hits with three strikeouts and scattered five walks. Carter pitched four shutout innings out of the bullpen but then ran into trouble in the bottom of the 8th. With the bases loaded and one out, Zak Blair lofted a single to left and it scored two runs to make the score 4-1. Pete Levitt came on in relief of Henn and shut out Joliet over the final two innings but did give up a single to Max Casper in the 9th. It was Joliet’s 1st hit since the 1st inning. Chris Epps drew two more walks on the day and has reached base in every Slammers game since July 28th.

The Slammers play game two against the Florence Freedom in suburban Cincinnati on Saturday at 5:05pm central time. They wrap of the three-game series on Sunday at 4:05pm central. Joliet returns home to play Rockford in a three-game set that begins with a 2-dollar Tuesday on August 19th at 7:05pm. 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 EDGE LAKE ERIE 2-1 ON THURSDAY NIGHT

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The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-picked up a 2-1 win over Lake Erie on Thursday night in a good all-around team effort .

The Slammers scored in the 1st inning on a RBI single from Matt Weaver. Joliet starter Matt Costello pitched well despite not having his best control. He benefitted from three key double plays from his defense, as he walked five in the 1st four innings. He also struck out four in the 1st six frames and allowed just one run on one hit through five. Craig Hertler had a sacrifice fly for Lake Erie in the 3rd inning for their early run. Joliet took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 5th on a RBI single from Russell Moldenhauer, his team-best 55th run-batted-in on the year. Costello finished up allowing that one run on four hits through six innings for the victory, before Jordan Wellander came on in relief. Wellander retired all six he faced in two innings of work and then David Kubiak retired the three he faced in the 9th inning to pick up the save. Costello was the 17th starter for Joliet and was the first Slammers starter to earn a win since August 10th. Kubiak picked up save number three of the season in his third attempt since taking over the closer’s role on July 29th. Prior to the game, Joliet starter Travis Bradshaw was placed on the 7-day injured list retroactive to August 12th. The victory ended a Joliet three-game losing streak.

In the middle of the 8th inning, the Slammers gave away $250 to lucky fan, Christina Benson, as part of their Amazing August promotion. Each home game in August will see one fan go home with at least $250 dollars. The higher that night’s attendance, the higher the payout will be. The payout on Friday, August 1st to a lucky winner was $5000.

The Slammers now hit the road to play three games against the Florence Freedom in suburban Cincinnati. Game one on Friday begins at 5:35pm central time. Joliet returns home to play Rockford in a three-game set that begins with a 2-dollar Tuesday on August 19th at 7:05pm. 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 FALL BEHIND EARLY AND LOSE TO LAKE ERIE 9-3

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The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy- trailed 7-0 early and lost 9-3 to Lake Erie on Wednesday.

It was a rough outing for Joliet starter Matt Crim, who gave up 7 runs in the 1st three innings and was taken out after four innings and 89 pitches. He gave up a sacrifice fly in the 1st to Anderson Hidalgo and then a grand slam home run to Craig Hertler in the 2nd inning. That was followed by back to back RBI singles in the 3rd from Vincent Meija and Adam Ford to give Lake Erie a 7-0 advantage. Crushers starter Connor Whalen was outstanding, allowing only two hits over 6 innings with 7 strikeouts. At one point he retired 12 straight before the bullpen took over. Joliet’s bullpen came on and pitched well too. The Slammers had good outings from Jordan Wellander, Kody McFarland and newcomer Andrew Strenge. He was just signed before the ballgame after pitching briefly for Florence last season. Tyler Thicke pitched the 9th for Joliet and allowed two runs. The first scored on a RBI double from Juan Sanchez and their last run came in on an error to make the score 9-0. Joliet tried to make a late rally in the bottom of the 9th and scored three times against reliever Brad Zambron. Chris Epps doubled to start the inning. He would score on a single from Matt Weaver as the leftfielder, Adam Ford, over-ran the ball allowing Epps to come across the plate. Russell Moldenhauer then launched a two-run homer to end the scoring at 9-3. It is Moldenhauer’s 9th home run of the season and he now has a team-best 54 RBI.

In the middle of the 8th inning, the Slammers gave away $250 to lucky fan, Jeff Peterson, as part of their Amazing August promotion. Each home game in August will see one fan go home with at least $250 dollars. The higher that night’s attendance, the higher the payout will be. The payout on Friday, August 1st to a lucky winner was $5000.

The home-stand concludes vs. the Lake Erie Crushers with a 7:05pm Thirsty Thursday featuring 2-buck Bud and Bud Light drafts as well as 2-buck Pepsi products. The team then hits the road to play three games against the Florence Freedom in suburban Cincinnati. Joliet returns home to play Rockford in a three-game set that begins with a 2-dollar Tuesday on August 19th at 7:05pm. 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 DROP SERIES OPENER TO LAKE ERIE 7-4 ON TUESDAY

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The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy- lost to Lake Erie 7-4 on Tuesday night.

The Crushers scored in the 1st inning on a RBI single from Andrew Davis off Joliet starter Andrew Busby. They scored again in the second inning on a solo homer from Ryan Hutchinson. The Slammers responded with a four-run 2nd inning of their own. Max Casper executed a safety squeeze RBI bunt and that was followed by a JD Dorgan RBI single. Andrian English added a run-scoring single and Grant DeBruin contributed a sacrifice fly to give Joliet a 4-2 lead. Lake Erie scored on a double play in the 4th and then in the 5th Trevor Stevens drove in a run to tie it at 4-4. Andrew Davis gave the Crushers back the lead at 5-4 on with a long double to left-center. It moved to 6-4 on a run-scoring single from Anderson Hidalgo. That hit ended the day for Busby and Sam Moore came on with two outs in the 5th inning. The score became 7-4 on a RBI single from Stevens in the 6th but the next runner, Ryan Hutchinson was thrown out at the plate by Seth Granger when he failed to slide into home plate and JD Dorgan tagged him out. Chris Epps had a good night with a double and three walks drawn. Adam Giacalone collected two more hits. English contributed three singles, drew a walk, drove in a run and make a spectacular defensive play in the 9th. Newly signed Joliet reliever John Maloney pitched the last two innings and retired all six men he faced, three by strikeout.

In the middle of the 8th inning, the Slammers gave away $750 to lucky fan, Carolyn Hansen, as part of their Amazing August promotion. Each home game in August will see one fan go home with at least $250 dollars. The higher that night’s attendance, the higher the payout will be. The payout on Friday, August 1st to a lucky winner was $5000.

The home-stand continues vs. the Lake Erie Crushers on Wednesday at 7:05pm and concludes with a 7:05pm Thirsty Thursday featuring 2-buck Bud and Bud Light drafts as well as 2-buck Pepsi products. 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 TO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 7-4 ON MONDAY

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The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy- lost 7-4 on Monday to the Southern Illinois Miners.

The game started after a 57 minute rain delay and was the pitchers dual early on as many expected. The Southern Illinois Miners starter was Rick Teasley who threw a 7-inning no-hitter against Joliet earlier in the season. Travis Bradshaw was the Slammers starter. The game was scoreless going into the bottom of the 4th inning when Adam Giacalone singled in a run to give Joliet a 1-0 lead. It was Giacalone’s 14th RBI in his last 11 games. It was also the first run Teasley allowed vs. Joliet in almost 17 innings against them this season. Bradshaw took himself out of the ballgame that same inning with what was described as a cramped finger in his pitching hand. Sam Moore came on in relief and gave up 3 runs in the 5th to give the Miners a 3-1 lead. The big hit of the frame was a 2-run single from Aaron Gates. Kevin McNorton came on in relief before that inning was over. He could not stop the scoring as he allowed a sacrifice fly to Chris Burke, an RBI single to Steve Marino and then a run-scoring single to Jon Eisen to make it 6-1. It became 6-2 in the bottom of the 5th on a Adam Lewis RBI single for Joliet. The Slammers got closer in the bottom of the 6th thanks to a 2-run homer from Matt Weaver. It became 7-4 in the top of the the 7th when a run scored on a Jordan Wellander wild pitch. Joliet then left the bases loaded in the bottom the 8th and they stranded eleven men on the day. The contest was delayed a few minutes in the 8th as a cat ran onto the outfield to add to the many memorable events of the night that also included a huge rainbow after the earlier rains. The Slammers raised over 2500 dollars for the Wounded Warriors Project as they auctioned off the players’ camouflage jerseys on this Military Monday.

In the middle of the 8th inning, the Slammers gave away $500 to lucky fan,Jim Gress, as part of their Amazing August promotion. Each home game in August will see one fan go home with at least $250 dollars. The higher that night’s attendance, the higher the payout will be. The payout on Friday, August 1st to a lucky winner was $5000.

The home-stand continues as the Lake Erie Crushers come in to Joliet for a Two-Dollar Tuesday at 7:05pm. All reserved seats will be just 2-bucks with 2-dollar hot dogs as well! The three-game series continues on Wednesday at 7:05pm and concluded with a 7:05pm Thirsty Thursday featuring 2-buck Bud and Bud Light drafts as well as 2-buck Pepsi products. 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 8-3 IN A RAIN-SHORTENED GAME ON SUNDAY

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The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy- defeated Southern Illinois 8-3 on Sunday in a game shortened to 5 2/3 innings due to rain.

The Slammers struck early with two runs in the 1st inning. Miners’ starter Jack McGeary struggled with his control and walked three in the first inning and the walk to Adam Giacalone pushed across the first run. Later, Josh Scheffert’s fielder’s choice made it 2-0. Joliet then scored four runs in the 3rd against McGeary with the Russell Moldenhauer 2-run homer getting that inning started. Moldenhauer now has a team-best 52 RBI on the season. A run scored on a throwing error and then Adam Lewis laid down a perfect safety-squeeze bunt to make the score 6-0. Meanwhile, Joliet starter Ethan Carter retired the first nine men he faced. He gave up an RBI triple to Frank Martinez in the 4th as the game became 6-1. The Miners made it 6-3 with a 2-run single from Aaron Gates in top of the 6th. In the bottom of the 6th, Grant DeBruin launched a long 2-run home run to centerfield to improve the lead to 8-3. It was the 3rd hit of the day for DeBruin and his league-leading 106th hit of the season. Rain then delayed the game with Joliet still batting in the bottom of the 6th with two outs. After a long delay, the game was called due to the continuous rain and wet conditions.

During the rain delay, the Slammers gave away $500 to lucky fan, Dan Olisinski, as part of their Amazing August promotion. Each home game in August will see one fan go home with at least $250 dollars. The higher that night’s attendance, the higher the payout will be. The payout on Friday, August 1st to a lucky winner was $5000.

The Slammers six-game home stand continues with a Military Monday start of 7:05pm, where all past and present members of the Military get in free. The Lake Erie Crushers come in on for a Two-Dollar Tuesday at 7:05pm, as all reserved seats will be just 2-bucks! 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 FALL IN HIGH-SCORING GAME 13-7 ON SATURDAY

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The Joliet Slammers-Presented by ATI Physical Therapy-lost to the Southern Illinois Miners 13-7 as a late rally fell short.

Alex Kaminsky struggled as the Joliet starter, allowing four runs through the first three innings. A Niko Vasquez RBI double was the big hit, while Jay Austin tripled and scored on a Matt Jones sacrifice fly. A run also scored on an error and Frank Martinez added a sac fly of his own. The big inning for the Miners was the 4th inning though thanks to a Martinez 3-run homer. Kaminsky was lifted for Tyler Thicke but it was a six-run inning and a 10-1 lead at that point. The lone Joliet run to that point came on a Chris Epps 3rd inning sacrifice fly off of Michael Carden. The Slammers kept on the pressure with two more runs in the 4th and another in the 5th to make the score 10-4. Russell Moldenhauer scored on a wild pitch and Adam Giacalone added a RBI single in the 4th and Moldenhauer’s RBI grounder scored a run in the 5th. Aaron Gates hit a solo homer to right for Southern Illinois in the 6th and the score became 11-4. It moved to 11-6 on a throwing error by Steve Marino as Max Casper and JD Dorgan scored on the play. A Grant DeBruin RBI grounder off reliever Britt Robertshaw pushed the score to 11-7 in the 6th. The Miners closed out the scoring in the 8th with a 2-run double from Austin as the game ended 13-7.

Before the bottom of the 8th inning, the Slammers gave away $750 to lucky fan, Ryan Cross, as part of their Amazing August promotion. Each home game in August will see one fan go home with at least $250 dollars. The higher that night’s attendance, the higher the payout will be. The payout on Friday, August 1st to a lucky winner was $5000.

The Slammers six-game home stand continues with Sunday’s 1:05pm start. It with be a Family Sunday where kids 12-and-under eat free and have the opportunity to run the bases after the game and get autographs from all the players. That will be followed by a Military Monday start of 7:05pm where all past and present members of the Military get in free. 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.