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Encina Pitches Complete Game, Miners Fall in Finale

September 2, 2018 - Sauget, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners dropped their 2018 season finale on Sunday night to the Gateway Grizzlies by a score of 3-2 at GCS Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget despite a complete game effort from starter Geno Encina, his third such game of the year. Gateway scored all of their runs with two outs in the contest, and they grabbed a 1-0 lead on an RBI infield single in the second inning from Mitch Piatnik. After the Miners responded with a run of their own in the fourth on a single by Romeo Cortina, a double by ... Full Story

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Miners Drop Absolute Heartbreaker to Grizzlies

September 2, 2018 - Sauget, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners lost in stunning and heartbreaking fashion on Saturday night to the Gateway Grizzlies, dropping a 12-11 decision in 12 innings at GCS Credit Union Ballpark after coming back in dramatic fashion to tie the score on Nolan Earley's three-run home run in the ninth inning. The Grizzlies led for most of the game after scoring two runs in the bottom of the first against Jordan Brink on RBI singles by Audie Afenir and Cody Livesay. The Miners got a run back thanks to a sacrifice fly from ... Full Story

Miners Rally to Beat Grizzlies, Clinch Winning Season

August 31, 2018 - Sauget, IL - The Southern Illinois Miners broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the eighth, scoring two runs to take the lead for good in beating the Gateway Grizzlies 6-4 at GCS Credit Union Ballpark, taking the opener of the series, keeping their playoff hopes alive, and clinching the eleventh winning season in the franchise's twelve-year history. Gateway scored the first two runs of the game, amassing four hits total including a two-run single by Audie Afenir to take a 2-0 lead against Kurt Heyer, but the Miners righty settled... Full Story

Big Inning Leads Miners to Critical Win at River City

August 30, 2018 - O'Fallon, MO - The Southern Illinois Miners scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning at CarShield Field to come back from a one-run deficit and surge ahead of the River City Rascals en route to an 8-5 victory, keeping the team's wild card playoff hopes alive and clinching the road series two games to one. It was again the Miners that struck first in the game as Nolan Earley hit a solo home run over the high right field wall off Rascals ace Hector Hernandez (10-7) in the top of the first inning, but the momentary 1-0... Full Story

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League: Frontier League
Home: Marion, Illinois
Class: Independent
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Southern Illinois 2 at Gateway 3 Final
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Southern Illinois 10 at Gateway 12 Final (12)
Fri., Aug 31
Southern Illinois 6 at Gateway 4 Final
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Southern Illinois 8 at River City 5 Final
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Southern Illinois 2 at River City 5 Final
Tue., Aug 28
Southern Illinois 7 at River City 3 Final
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