RECAP | Complete effort lifts Otters to series win
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The Evansville Otters played a complete team game Wednesday night, defeating the Joliet Slammers 3-2.
The Otters jumped into the offensive categories immediately, recording three back-to-back hits to begin the game, scoring a run on both a Jeffrey Baez single and a J.R. Davis single.
The Slammers struck back in the second, scoring a single run on an error from Evansville right fielder Elijah MacNamee.
The 2-1 Otter advantage lasted to the fourth when MacNamee made up for his error with an RBI single.
Evansville held tight to the 3-1 lead until the eighth when Joliet capitalized on an RBI single from Scott Holzwasser.
Logan Sawyer picked up his second straight save in the ninth, striking out a pair of batters to help close the game. It was his league-leading 12th save and the 35th of his professional career.
The win was assigned to Brett Adcock, who struck out seven batters while giving up a single run (unearned) on three hits. It was his second straight win. Trevor Charpie took the loss, his second of the season.
With the win, Evansville claims the series win as well. This follows a pair of series losses on the road for Evansville.
Joliet and Evansville conclude the mid-week series on Thursday night for Jacob's Village night at the ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., gates open at Bosse FIeld at 5:30 p.m. Postgame fireworks follow the game.
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.
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