19 August 2022 – Frontier League (FL) – Evansville Otters News Release
Evansville Otters on game day
Evansville, Indiana – The Evansville Otters put in the work in all nine innings Thursday night with a 6-5 win over the Windy City Thunderbolts in the bottom of the ninth.
The Windy City opened offense first in the game, scoring the opening run on an RBI single from Brennpilane in the top half of the fourth.
The Otters bounced back in the bottom of the fourth and scored the tying goal on an error by T-Bolt right fielder Bryn Martinez. Later in the inning, Evansville took the lead with his RBI fielder selection of Jeffrey Baez.
However, in the top of the fifth, Windy City struck back shortly after hitting a three-base hit. Spillane continued his big day at the Grand Slam, giving the ThunderBolts his 5-2 lead.
Once again the Otters returned the favor in the second half when Brian Rosario brought in a run on a bases-loaded walk. George Kalil scored the second of the inning on a wild pitch by Dazon Cole.
The 5-4 Windy City lead lasted until the eighth inning when the Otters pushed a run next. After a walk and a stolen base from Baez, Elijah’s McNamee RBI single put him tying the score at 5–5.
The Otters loaded the bases in the ninth in search of a game-winning hero. With just one out, Baez sent a weak grounder to the left side of the infield before Miles Gordon beat a slow home to give Evansville a 6–5 victory. This was his second walk-off win for Evansville in 2022.
The win went to Logan Sawyer, who pitched the final in the top of the ninth in Evansville. The loss fell to Windy City closer Rein Schnitz Paxton.
With the win, Evansville won the Midweek Series and Season Series against the Thunderbolts.
The Otters will continue its regular season with weekends in Washington. The first pitch is set for 6:05 PM (CT). Audio-only coverage is available on the Otters YouTube page.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Indiana. Stay up to date with Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com or follow Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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