Harden Pitches Miners to VictorySeptember 5, 2012 - Frontier League (FL) Southern Illinois Miners
David Harden and Reid Kelly exchanged scoreless innings through out the course of the evening for both teams. Javier Herrera led off the top of the fourth inning for Southern Illinois and hit a home run to give the Miners a 1-0 lead off Read Kelly. Ken Gregory hit a double right after Herrera and moved to third base on a sacrifice bunt, but the Miners failed to score the run with less than two outs.
Beach Bums out fielder Kyle Colligan was 4 for 4 on the evening, the only Beach Bum with more than two hits off David Harden. One of those hits came with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, a double to give Traverse City a chance to score. Brandon Cunniff pitched the ninth inning and struck out Sean Gusrang looking end the game and give Southern Illinois the game one victory 1-0.
David Harden earned the win while Reid Kelly earned the loss for Traverse City. Brandon Cunniff earned the save for the Miners. The Miners and Beach Bums will play at 6:05 pm. on Wednesday evening, looking to improve to a 2-0 series lead. Daniel Calhoun will be on the mound for the Miners. Jacob Clem will take the hill for Traverse City. The Heartland Regional Medical Center Pregame Show on the Miners Radio Network with Mike Ventola will get underway at 5:45 pm.
The Southern Illinois Miners have been awarded the Frontier League Organization of the Year three times since its inception. It has also set a new Frontier League attendance record in 2007. For media inquiries concerning the Miners, please contact Mike Ventola, Director of Media Relations 618-998-8499 ext. 8547 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For ticket information please contact the Rent One Park Box Office at 618-998-8499. For any additional information, visit our website at www.southernillinoisminers.com.
Frontier League Stories from September 5, 2012
- Freedom Fall in Playoff Opener - Florence Freedom
- Grizzlies Pick up Win in Divisional Series Opener - Gateway Grizzlies
- Harden Pitches Miners to Victory - Southern Illinois Miners
- Beach Bums Drop Tough Luck Pitchers Duel - Traverse City Beach Bums
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.