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Sparks' Blast Gives Miners Win over Otters in 2019 Finale

September 1, 2019 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners got a huge, go-ahead solo home run from Taylor Sparks in the eighth inning on Sunday, putting a cap on a game that saw them come back from down 4-0 in the first inning for a 6-5 victory over the Evansville Otters at Rent One Park in the 2019 season finale. Evansville used an error by Sparks along with four hits and two walks to put up four runs in the top of the first inning against starter Jake Waters, putting Southern Illinois behind immediately. Wa... Full Story

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Miners Bash Otters to Even Series

August 31, 2019 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners put up a big offensive performance in their penultimate game of the 2019 season, rapping out 16 hits and plating double-digit runs while also coming back from an early deficit in a 10-2 thrashing of the Evansville Otters at Rent One Park, evening the weekend series at one game apiece. The Otters scored in the top of the first inning without the aid of a hit, as Keith Grieshaber drew a walk against Frank Moscatiello, then stole second base, went to thi... Full Story

Miners Dealt Home Loss by Evansville

August 30, 2019 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners saw their playoff hopes dashed on Friday night at Rent One Park in a 4-1 loss to the Evansville Otters, officially eliminating the club from postseason contention in 2019. The visitors took the lead in the first inning on an RBI double by Ryan Long at 1-0, and Frontier League Pitcher of the Year Chase Cunningham limited the Otters to the lone tally for the first five innings. In the top of the sixth, the Otters scored on a two-out, RBI double by Elija... Full Story

Miners Drop Game, Series at Home to Lake Erie

August 29, 2019 - Marion, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners fell behind early for the second time against the Lake Erie Crushers this week in Marion, and for the second time could not come back from the deficit in a 4-2 loss at Rent One Park, leaving them two games back of a playoff spot with only three games remaining. The Crushers used a double, wild pitch and RBI single to grab a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, and with two outs, Dale Burdick's two-run home run increased the lead to 3-0 against Rya... Full Story

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September 1 FL Evansville 5 at Southern Illinois 6 Final
August 31 FL Evansville 2 at Southern Illinois 10 Final
August 30 FL Evansville 4 at Southern Illinois 1 Final
August 29 FL Lake Erie 4 at Southern Illinois 2 Final
August 28 FL Lake Erie 0 at Southern Illinois 5 Final
August 27 FL Lake Erie 7 at Southern Illinois 3 Final
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