Pitching Carries Sliders Over Miners

August 15, 2009 by  
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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.


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