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Miners Bolster Pitching Rotation with Spann

January 27, 2017 - Marion, Ill. - The Southern Illinois Miners announce that they have signed former Nationals and Rays farmhand Matthew Spann, adding to their pitching staff for the upcoming 2017 season. The 6'6" left-hander played seven seasons in affiliated minor league baseball split between the Washington Nationals and Tampa Bay Rays organizations. For his pro career, he has made 137 appearances and 81 starts, compiling a 35-27 overall record and a 3.66 ERA. Spann most-recently pitched for the Bridgeport Bluefish in the Atlantic Lea... Full Story

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Miners Announce 2017 Schedule

October 19, 2016 - Marion, Ill. - The Southern Illinois Miners announce their schedule for the 2017 season, returning for their 11th season at Rent One Park in Marion. Coming off of a successful 10th season in 2016 in which they compiled their third straight 60+ win campaign as well as their third consecutive division title, the Miners will play a full slate of 48 home games at Rent One Park beginning on Opening Night, Friday, May 12th vs Evansville at 7:05 p.m. Six of their first eight games will be at home, with the schedule also featurin... Full Story

Miners Eliminated by Rascals in Close Game Four

September 10, 2016 - Marion, Ill. - The Southern Illinois Miners came back from a 2-0 deficit in the fourth inning to tie the game in Game Four of the Division Series against the River City Rascals, but saw the visitors take the lead in the next half inning and then hold it in a 3-2 loss on Saturday night at Rent One Park, ending the Miners' season. After three straight scoreless innings, the Rascals got on the board in the top of the fourth. With two outs, Kyle Gaedele reached on an infield single that ricocheted off of Jarett Miller. The So... Full Story

Miners Get Team Effort to Beat Rascals in Game Three

September 9, 2016 - MARION, ILL. - The Southern Illinois Miners used early power, team offense and a quality start from RICK TEASLEY to beat the River City Rascals 7-2 on Friday night in Game Three of the Division Series, successfully avoiding elimination in the best-of-five playoff set. The Miners got on the board first in the second inning, when KURT WERTZ, JR. smacked a deep solo home run to right field for a 1-0 advantage. The next frame, AARON GATES led off with a double and SHANE KENNEDY walked. After a sacrifice bunt by NOLAN E... Full Story

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Southern Illinois Miners Minor League Baseball

League: Frontier League
Home: Marion, Illinois
Class: Independent
Website: Southern Illinois Miners site
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