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Miners Can't Hold Otters off Board Late in Loss

May 29, 2016 - Marion, Ill. - The Southern Illinois Miners broke up a scoreless ballgame with two-out RBI hits in the sixth by Steve Marino and Brian Portelli, and led 2-0 heading into the eighth, but could not hold that lead as the Evansville Otters scored three in the eighth and one more in the ninth to win 4-3, taking the series at Rent One Park two games to one. The early innings were a pitcher's duel between Dan Ludwig and Payton Baskette, with both pitchers working out of jams with runners on base consistently and no score on the ... Full Story

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Massey Hits for Cycle, Miners Walk off over Otters

May 28, 2016 - Marion, Ill. - The Southern Illinois Miners found themselves down early to the Evansville Otters on Saturday night at Rent One Park, but fought their way back to take a 4-3 lead in the seventh, and after the Otters tied the score in the ninth, Aaron Gates sent the fans home happy with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to win the game 5-4. The game also featured history, as Miners left fielder Craig Massey became the second player in team history to hit for the cycle, with a 4-for-5 performance that included a s... Full Story

Miners' Bullpen Stumbles in Home Defeat

May 27, 2016 - Marion, Ill. - The Southern Illinois Miners had a 4-0 lead after six innings and a 4-1 lead heading into the top of the eighth, but three pitchers could not hold the Evansville Otters back, as the visitors batted around to come back and take a 6-4 lead and eventually win the game by that score on Friday night at Rent One Park. The Miners again scored in the first to take the lead, with Craig Massey extending his hitting streak to 10 in a row with a leadoff triple that got under the glove of Evansville outfielder Kurt Wert... Full Story

Miners Can't Hold Late Lead in Loss at Florence

May 27, 2016 - Marion, Ill. - The Southern Illinois Miners held a 6-1 lead entering the bottom of the eighth inning, but could not hold the advantage, surrendering three runs in the eighth and four more in the ninth en route to an 8-7 loss to the Florence Freedom at UC Health Stadium on Thursday night, dropping their record to 7-4 and breaking a four-game winning streak. The Miners led from the outset as Craig Massey led off the game with an opposite-field solo home run off Florence starter Brandon Bargas. Two batters later, Nolan Earle... Full Story

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Southern Illinois Miners Minor League Baseball

League: Frontier League
Home: Marion, Illinois
Class: Independent
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