9th Inning Cost Sliders the Game

August 11, 2009 by  
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9th Inning Cost Sliders the Game

YPSILANTI, MI, August 11, 2009

The Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti lost a heartbreaker to the Evansville Otters Tuesday night at EMU’s Oestrike Stadium. Sliders had the lead going into the ninth but the Otters put together three runs in their last at bats to steal a 5-3 victory.

Mike Penn had a phenomenal start for Midwest throwing seven innings allowing one earned run on only four hits while striking out six batters.

The Sliders led early after stringing together three consecutive singles to earn a 2-1 advantage. They tacked on another run in the third when Zack Pace walked, stole second, advance to third on the throw and scored on a Joash Brodin groundout.

Between the first inning through the fifth Penn set down 15 Otters in order. Midwest clinched to their 3-1 to the ninth.

Four hits and a walk allowed by Arshwin Asjes allowed three Evansville runs to but the Sliders down 5-3.

Midwest had a great opportunity to tie the game in their at bats in the ninth. They loaded the bases on two walks and a hit batter, but couldn’t get the clutch hit to extend the game.

Nolan Shaffer will look to end the Sliders current skid Wednesday night. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. at EMU’s Oestrike Stadium.

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