Matt Smith kept the Joliet Slammers (6-9) off the board during his six innings of work and the Lake Erie Crushers (6-9) beat the Joliet Slammers, 5-1.
Smith struck out five and allowed one walk and five hits.
Daniel Bowman had a hot bat for the Lake Erie Crushers. Bowman went 1-4, drove in one and scored one run. He tripled in the fourth inning.
Brett Zawacki (0-2) took the loss for the Joliet Slammers. He lasted just five innings, walked one, struck out five, and allowed five runs.