Davis's slam gives Miners doubleheader split Southern Illinois takes marathon game two after dropping first contest at River City
O'FALLON, MO. -- The Southern Illinois Miners split a doubleheader with the River City Rascals on Wednesday night at CarShield Field, falling 3-2 in game one before going ahead in the ninth inning on Kyle Davis' grand slam in game two to record an 8-4 victory. In the first contest, the Rascals jumped in front on a two-run home run from Braxton Martinez in the first inning against Chase Cunningham. The Miners cut the deficit to 2-1 in the top of the third inning on a bases-loaded, RBI single by Andy Cosgrove, but the Rascals would score that run back in the fourth on a fielder's choice and an error, making the score 3-1. In the seventh inning, the Miners got runners at the corners for Chris Iriart with one out, and his RBI groundout put the tying run on second base and made the score 3-2, but the Miners would get no closer as the Rascals recorded the final out. Cunningham (0-2) tossed a complete game in defeat, pitching six innings with three runs allowed along with a season-high seven strikeouts.
May 24, 2019 9:37 AM