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Grizzlies Walk-Off against Freedom in Wild Tenth Inning

May 30, 2016 - Sauget, Ill. - The Grizzlies took the rubber game of their three-game set against the Florence Freedom after a 2-1 walk-off win in 10 innings, as the Grizzlies saw a runner score in the tenth on two errors and a passed ball. With two outs in the bottom half of the tenth and the score tied at 1-1, Seth Heck stepped to the plate and popped a ball up just a handful of feet down the third base line. Freedom catcher Isaac Wenrich dropped the ball, and immediately threw it into the Gateway bullpen trying to snag Heck at first. ... Full Story

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Boomers Record First 2016 Home Victory

May 29, 2016 - SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - The Schaumburg Boomers, presented by Wintrust Community Banks, scored four runs in the second inning and never looked back Sunday night to avoid a sweep against the Washington Wild Things in an 11-3 victory. Dusty Robinson got the scoring started in the bottom of the second with a one out single. Ino Patron drove the next pitch out to right field to give the Boomers a four-run lead. The Boomers were held scoreless in only two of the final seven innings, scoring one run in the fifth, sixth and seventh. S... Full Story

Miners Pound Out 10 Hits, Beat Ottawa 6-3

May 29, 2016 - Augusta, NJ - Jay Austin led a ten hit attack with three hits, Michael Tamburino pitched five solid innings in his first start in three years, and the Miners bullpen threw four scoreless innings as the Sussex County Miners defeated the Ottawa Champions 6-3 on Sunday night in front of 1,819 fans at Skylands Stadium. The Miners would score first for the eighth time in their ten games this season in the second inning. Nick Giarraputo, celebrating his 28th birthday, led off the inning with a single and then stole second base.... Full Story

Bums Win Comeback Thriller in Extras

May 29, 2016 - TRAVERSE CITY, MI - In a high-scoring, back-and-forth battle, the Traverse City Beach Bums(6-8) came back from multiple deficits to defeat the Lake Erie Crushers(8-5), 12-11 in 11 innings. Coming into tonight's game, when the Beach Bums scored first, they were 5-1. That trend continued tonight but it sure wasn't easy. Ryan Bottger led off the first inning with a walk. Two batters later, Steven Patterson walked and Jose Vargas singled to load the bases. Up stepped Nate Causey who smacked a bases-clearing double into the ga... Full Story

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