The Washington Wild Things (5-4) jumped out to an early lead on the Southern Illinois Miners (4-5) and captured a 7-1 victory on Sunday at CONSOL Energy Park.
The game was decided quickly as the Washington Wild Things exerted their will early with six runs in the first three innings.An RBI double by Mark Samuelson and an RBI double by Stewart Ijames in the first inning and a two-run home run by Gus Benusa during the second inning helped the Washington Wild Things put some runs on the board early.
Samuelson put himself in scoring position with three extra-base hits for the Washington Wild Things.
Justin Hall picked up the win for the Washington Wild Things. Hall allowed one earned run, three hits and two walks while striking out three over eight innings of work.
It was a good day at the plate for the Southern Illinois Miners' Tyler Hall. Hall went 1-4, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the third inning.
Drew Bailey (0-2) took the loss for the Southern Illinois Miners. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walked none, struck out two, and allowed five runs.
The Washington Wild Things were sparked by Samuelson and Benusa, who teamed up for six hits and five RBIs.