Strong Pitching ends Sliders Losing Streak

August 13, 2009 by  
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Strong Pitching ends Sliders Losing Streak

YPSILANTI, MI, August 13, 2009

Behind a great start from Jeff Fischer the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti took the final game 5-3 in the series against the Evansville Otters.

Fischer threw 7 1/3 strong innings only allowing one earned run while striking out seven.

Ryan Kennedy scored the first run of the night. He walked, stole second base, advanced to third on a passed ball, and scored on a fielders choice.

Andre Liscinsky hit his first major league bomb in the fifth inning giving Evansville a 2-1 lead.

Midwest jumped backed on top when Robbie Knapp belted a two-run shot over the left field fence. It was Knapp’s 11 home run of the season and put the Sliders out front 3-2.

After the Otters tied the game at three, Midwest put together a rally of their own in the eighth. Three singles by Joash Brodin, Bryan Bonner, and Lee Rubin put the Sliders ahead 5-3 heading into the ninth.

Earl Oakes and Arshwin Asjes teamed up to throw a scoreless 1 2/3 innings in relief. Oakes received the win while Asjes earned his 11th save of the season.

Friday Southern Illinois will head into Ypsilanti for a weekend set. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. at EMU’s Oestrike Stadium.

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