Miners Walk Off for 3rd Straight Game

August 22, 2009 by  
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Miners Walk Off for 3rd Straight Game

MARION, ILL, August 22, 2009

The Southern Illinois Miners stole a wild one from the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti in the ninth inning at Rent One Park. Brad Miller hit a walk off hit; it was the Miners third straight walk off and fifth straight win.

Robbie Knapp started the thing off right for the Sliders hitting a two-run homer in the first inning. The Miners tied it in their next at bats.

The game was tied at threes for until the Sliders broke the tie in the eighth inning. Zack Pace doubled, and was doubled in by Joash Brodin. That play gave the Sliders a 4-3 lead late in the game.

Heading into the ninth Midwest kept Jeff Fischer in the game who had thrown three scoreless innings in relief only allow two hits. He let up his third hit to lead off the ninth and was then replaced by closer Arshwin Asjes.

Asjes collected two outs, but loaded the bases for when Miller stepped into the box. Miller then put the ball in the right-center gap between Pace and Clay McCord. Will Block who had three hits on the night, came around to score and end the game.

Saturday Midwest will look to even up the series with the Miners at 8:05 p.m. at Rent One Park.

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