Miners Slug Out 17 Runs

August 16, 2009 by  
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YPSILANTI, MI, August 16, 2009

The Southern Illinois Miners came into Oestrike Stadium Sunday with their bats ready. They spread out 19 hits and 17 runs while the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti could only scratch out two runs on seven hits.

Southern Illinois jumped out to an early lead in their first at bats. A two-out rally, capped by Brad Miller’s three-run homer, gave the Miners a 3-0 advantage.

Bryan Bonner hit his second round tripper of the season in the fifth to cut the lead to 3-1. He pulled the pitch right down the right field line and over the fence.

Mike Penn got the loss but only allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings of work and left the game with a 4-2 deficit. The bullpen really let the game get out of hand.

The Miners hit four bombs on the day as they outslugged Midwest and really broke the game open scoring 14 runs from the sixth inning on.

Monday the Sliders will enjoy a day off before heading to Evansville to play the Otters on Tuesday.

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