RECAP | Felix home run lifts Otters to sweep
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The Evansville Otters used a third-inning Justin Felix home run to complete the three-game sweep of the Joliet Slammers Thursday night with a 6-0 win.
The game sailed through the first couple of innings before the Otters used a bloop single from Andy Armstrong to kickstart the offense in the third. Justin Felix followed with a no-doubt two-run home run to left, giving the Otters a lead they would not surrender.
The game returned to back-to-back scoreless innings before the bullpens got involved. In the seventh when Alec Thomas entered the game for Joliet, the Evansville offense started to produce baserunners thanks to walks.
Suddenly, the Otters' lead grew to 4-0 after a pair of bases-loaded walks to Zach Biermann and J.R. Davis.
The final offense push came in the following at-bat with a two-run single from Dakota Phillips.
Evansville carried their 6-0 lead through the ninth, completing a three-game sweep over Joliet. The win marked the Otters' seventh sweep this season, their fifth at Bosse Field.
Zach Smith grabbed his second consecutive win for Evansville, pitching seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits. Steve Moyers received the tough luck loss, allowing just two runs on the two-run home run from Felix.
Evansville begins their final regular season series at Bosse Field on Friday night, welcoming the Florence Y'alls to town. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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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