Bonner Racks Up Five Hit Night, Leads Sliders Past Otters
EVANSVILLE, IN, August 20, 2009
The Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti ended their offensive woes Wednesday night in Indiana. They lit up the scoreboard scoring 16 runs on 17 hits. The Evansville Otters kept it a game as they did some hitting themselves, scoring 13 runs.
It was all about the sticks tonight led by Bryan Bonner. Bonner went a remarkable 5-6 with a triple, four RBI’s, and two runs scored. Joash Brodin, and Lee Rubin also pitched in with big nights collecting five hits between the two of them. Brodin scored four runs and had two hits, while Rubin drove in a key five runs.
Adam Dominick who was acquired from a trade with Windy City, came in relief for Jeff Fischer and threw three scoreless innings. While he threw Midwest rallied a comeback as Dominick earned his third win of the season.
The Sliders looked like they had a rout in the fifth inning leading 15-6. But the Otters didn’t give up and kept scoring until Arshwin Asjes came on in the ninth to finally end their comeback attempt.
Thursday night’s rubber game will begin at 8:05 EST. at historic Bosse Field.
Otters Chew Up Sliders
EVANSVILLE, IN, August 19, 2009
The Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti slide in the standings continues. They lost to the Evansville Otters 10-5 Tuesday night.
The Sliders did jump out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning.
But once again Midwest killers Greg Alexander, and Luke Hetherington stuck again combining for six RBI’s. Alexander broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the fifth with a three-run bomb. Hetherington finished the game going 2-4 with two RBI’s and two runs scored.
Nolan Shaffer allowed five runs in just 4 1/3 innings losing his third game of the season. Earl Oakes and Kyle Wink threw and allowed the last five Otter runs.
Wednesday Midwest will try to turn around the skid in game two of the series against Evansville at 8:05 p.m. EST.
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.
YPSILANTI, MI, August 15, 2009
Two solo homers from Zack Pace and Robbie Knapp were all the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti needed to beat the Southern Illinois Miners 4-1.
Scott Van Es made his first start for Midwest and only allowed one hit and one run before leaving the game due to injury after 4 1/3 innings. Jon Haldis picked up his third victory of the season in relief throwing two hitless innings.
Earl Oakes came on as set up man in the eighth, and Arshwin Asjes collected his 12 save, setting the Miners down in order in the ninth. Sliders pitching only allowed a astounding two hits in Saturday nights matchup.
The Sliders scored their other two runs in the sixth inning off three hits and a walk, Ryan Kennedy and Bryan Bonner both singled in runs making it 4-1.
Sunday’s kids run the bases day will take part after the game. First pitch is at 2:05 p.m. at EMU’s Oestrike Stadium. Mike Penn (7-4, 4.47) will toe the rubber for Midwest as they try to take the series against Southern Illinois.
Miners Bury Sliders
YPSILANTI, MI, August 14, 2009
Ryan Kussmaul threw seven strong shutout innings only allowing one hit on way to the Southern Illinois Miners 10-0 victory over Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti.
Joash Brodin collected the Sliders only hit in the bottom of the first on a single. No Slider player even reached second base on Miner pitching Friday night.
The Miners scored their first seven runs of the game all on homers. Joey Metropoulos started the Southern Illinois slugging with a two-run bomb in the top of the first inning. The next two bombs built the Minor lead to 7-0, a two run shot from Tony Roth, and a three run bomb from Chris Crescenzi.
Kyle Kearcher got the loss after allowing eight earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. Kyle Wink served very valuable for Midwest tonight, throwing 5 2/3 innings in relief to help save the Slider bullpen. Wink only allowed one run finishing the game.
Saturday at 6:05 p.m. the Sliders and Miners will play the middle game of their series at EMU’s Oestrike Stadium.
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.
YPSILANTI, MI, August 12, 2009
The Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti let another game slip through their fingers. They fell 3-1 to the Evansville Otters for the second straight night.
Midwest had plenty of opportunities, they left five runners on base between the seventh and eighth innings. In the eighth the Sliders lead off with two singles to put runners on the corners with no outs. A fly out and two strikeouts later they left the bases loaded.
Lee Rubin hit a sacrifice bunt in the seventh to advance runners to second and third with one out. The next two batters couldn’t get the game tying base knock.
Kennedy’s first game with the team he scored the lone run for Midwest. He walked in the fifth and later scored on a Lee Rubin groundout.
Sliders signed two new players before the game Justin Wilson, and middle infielder Ryan Kennedy. Kennedy reached on his every bat collecting two singles, and two walks.
Thursday the Sliders will try to avoid the sweep. They’ll send Jeff Fischer to the mound to stop the current four game losing streak. The first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. at EMU’s Oestrike Stadium.
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.
AVON, OH, August 9, 2009
The Midwest Sliders dropped three out of four games this weekend at All Pro Freight Stadium after Sunday’s 6-2 loss.
Kyle Wink lost his third game of the season but didn’t have any run support.
The Sliders went down three runs in the bottom of the second inning. They cut the lead to one run after putting up a two spot in the fifth.
Midwest scoring was highlighted by a Jimmy Baker solo homer. The Crushers answered in their next at bats by scoring three runs.
That was the end of the scoring as Lake Erie held their 6-2 lead.
Monday Midwest has a day off before hosting the Evansville Otters on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at EMU’s Oestrike Stadium.
Sliders Slip against Crushers
AVON, OH, August 8, 2009
Lake Erie goes up another game in the wild card standings as they beat the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti after a 10-3 victory at All Pro Stadium.
The Sliders scored early on to take a nice lead until Lake Erie came storming back. Zack Pace leadoff the game with a double and later scored on a Roberto Mena single.
Lee Rubin gave the Sliders a 3-1 lead when he hit a two-run bomb in the second inning.
The Crushers went on to score nine unanswered runs to finish the game. Jeff Fischer got the loss throwing five innings allowing five runs off ten hits.
Sunday the Sliders will look to even the four game series at two a piece. The game begins at 5:05 p.m. following the game Midwest will come home for a day off before starting up a series Tuesday with the Evansville Otters at EMU’s Oestrike Stadium.