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RECAP | Shortest game in Otters history falls Slammers way


Joliet, Ill. – The Evansville Otters fell to the Joliet Slammers 1-0 in a pitchers duel Sunday afternoon at Duly Health and Care Field.



The one hour, 49 minute game beat was the quickest game in 28 seasons and 2,368 games of Evansville Otters baseball (last record was one hour, 50 minutes in 2003). 


Jhon Vargas was a big reason for the rapid pace of play. The righty pitcher held the Slammers to just one run, four hits and one walk in seven innings of work. He needed just one strikeout as he induced Joliet into 14 flyouts.


Vargas took the tough luck loss, but improved to a 3.86 ERA and the game qualified as his third quality start in four outings.


Joliet’s only run came in the fourth with a leadoff single followed by a double. The lone run then scored on the next batter’s sacrifice fly.


Evansville’s streak of 18 straight games scoring first came to a close as they were shutout for just the second time this season. Slammers’ ace Cole Cook threw eighth shutout innings, giving up just four hits.


Jake Green led the Otters bats, reaching all three times he came to the plate.


After a scheduled Monday off day, Evansville returns home for a six game homestand. They’ll open action against the Tri-City ValleyCats Tuesday evening at Bosse Field with a 6:35 PM CT first pitch. 


Tuesday is Fifth Third Family Night at the ballpark. Families of four can receive four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips and four drinks all for $40 ($55 value). Click here for more information.


All home and road Otters games this season are televised on FloSports with audio-only coverage 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, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 


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