NFL, MLB, CFL stats

CornBelters Drop Road Finale at Florence

August 30, 2018 - Frontier League (FL) - Normal CornBelters News Release

FLORENCE, Ky. - The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers, scored in the opening frame but did not cross the plate again in a 3-1 loss to the Florence Freedom on Thursday night at UC Health Stadium.

The Belters loaded the bases in the first inning and scored on a fielder's choice by Andrew Godbold, but managed only three hits on the game and two hits in the final eight innings.

The Freedom tied the game in the second inning with a John Price Jr. single, then took the lead in the fifth frame when Price led off with a triple and was bounced home by Caleb Lopes. An insurance run crossed the plate in the seventh with a Lopes RBI single.

Chuck Weaver (6-4) worked eight innings with just three hits, striking out eight while walking only two. Johnathan Tripp struck out the side in the ninth for his 15th save. Sean Johnson (0-1) gave up two hits but two runs in his two innings of work, walking one and striking out two.

The CornBelters (47-45) host the Evansville Otters, who are also fighting for a playoff spot, in a three-game series to end the regular season. First pitch on Friday and Saturday is 7:05 p.m. with a 6:05 p.m. start on Sunday. Belters fans receive a team photo on Friday with post-game fireworks planned for Saturday.

• Discuss this story on the Frontier League message board...

Frontier League Stories from August 30, 2018

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.

Other Recent Normal CornBelters Stories

Sports Statistics from the Stats Crew
OurSports Central