RECAP: Otters return to field in a big way
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – The Evansville Otters returned to Frontier League action in stunning fashion on Thursday, routing the Schaumburg Boomers 15-2 on Opening Day.
The Otters scored ten runs in the first three innings, adding five more in the sixth. Each Otter batter had reached base safely by the third inning.
Riley Krane kicked off the scoring in the bottom of the first with an RBI single to center. From there, the Otters never looked back. Two more runs would score on wild pitches, giving the Otters a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the first.
Bryce Denton drove in four RBIs Thursday, three coming on a third inning home run to left field. For Denton, it was his second home run of the week, after he homered in a spring training game last Sunday.
Otters all-time hits and RBI leader John Schultz extended his record totals with a two-run triple in the sixth.
Dalton Stambaugh started and pitched well for the Otters, giving up two runs on six hits, while striking out four over 4.1 innings.
Tyler Spring came on in relief in the fifth inning, pitching a scoreless 1.2 innings to earn the win.
Justin Lewis pitched two innings in relief, allowing neither a run nor a hit and striking out five. Denver McQuary finished the game with a scoreless ninth.
Riley Krane, J.R. Davis, John Schultz, and Cristopher Pujols also had multi-hit performances. Davis, Schultz, and Pujols also drove in multiple runs each.
The Evansville Otters continue their 2021 campaign and close out their two-game series with the Schaumburg Boomers on Friday. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m.
Coverage of the series in Schaumburg can be found by going to frontierleaguetv.com to watch the game, or by going to the Evansville Otters' Youtube channel to listen to Ryan Brown, the broadcast voice of the Otters in 2021.
Fans will enjoy new sights, sounds and smells in coming back to the ballpark this year.
The Otters’ home opener will be Saturday, May 29 at 6:35 p.m. against Equipe Quebec, a Canadian-based team with players from the different provinces of Canada.
Tickets for all games at Bosse Field can purchased online or by calling (812) 435-8686.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call (812) 435-8686.