RECAP | Otters fall in series opener to Slammers
Washington, PA. – The Evansville Otters fell into an early hole and dropped the series opener to the Joliet Slammers 9-3 on Tuesday evening at Bosse Field.
Joliet plated five runs in the third inning for a big early lead and amassed 13 total hits.
The Slammers used two doubles, a walk and single to score the first three runs of the ballgame in the third. A two-run homer in the frame capped off the Joliet scoring.
Joliet extended the lead in the fourth with two more runs on three straight singles and an RBI double. The Slammers finished their scoring with another two runs on three singles in the fifth inning.
Evansville scored their three runs in the sixth inning. The Otters notched five straight singles with two outs. Jomar Reyes, Kona Quiggle and Ethan Skender all batted in runs.
Joliet’s ace left-hander Cole Cook pitched six innings allowing eight hits on three runs and earned the win.
Evansville starter Justin Watland took the loss.
Reyes led the Otters offense with two hits. Dakota Phillips extended his hit streak to eight games with a single.
Evansville and Joliet play the middle game of the series on Wednesday evening with a 6:35 PM CT first pitch. The Otters will celebrate the final Senior Connection Wednesday of the season with $2 senior GA tickets.
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 evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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