RECAP | Evansville comeback attempt falls short in Joliet
JOLIET, Ill. - The Evansville Otters fell behind in the fourth and never recovered, falling to the Joliet Slammers 4-2.
The scoring commenced in the fourth when the Slammers used a Matt Feinstein solo home run to jump ahead.
Joliet got at Evansville starter Justin Watland in the sixth, cashing in on a pair of one-out walks when JP Fullerton drove both in with an RBI double to right center. Immediately after, another run came across with an RBI single from Kyle Jacobson.
Jacob Bowles entered the game to complete the sixth inning for Evansville, grabbing the final out within the next at-bat.
The Otters finally struck in the seventh as Brody Tanksley brought in a run with an RBI double to right field.
In the eighth, Evansville tried at the comeback attempt once more. Elijah MacNamee brought in the final Otters run on a fielder's choice groundout.
Joliet closer Tyler Jay entered in the ninth, shutting down Evansville in order to earn a save.
The win belonged to Cam Aufderheide, his seventh of the season. He allowed just one run on five hits in his 6.2 innings of work. Justin Watland received the loss, dropping him to 4-4 on the season. All four Joliet runs belonged to him.
Tanksley and Steven Sensley both secured multi-hit days for Evansville. Miles Gordon's hit streak hit 20 games with a single in the second inning.
Evansville continues their road trip Saturday night with a 6:05 p.m. first pitch at Duly Medical Group Field in Joliet. Audio-only coverage is available for free on the Evansville Otters YouTube page.
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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