The Lake Erie Crushers (46-31) outlasted the Joliet Slammers (32-45) at Silver Cross Field 4-3 on Saturday after 10 innings.
Hertler racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Lake Erie Crushers. He homered in the fourth inning and singled in the tenth inning.
Mickey Jannis brought the heat against the Joliet Slammers during his outing. The Joliet Slammers managed just three hits off of Jannis, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three during his 3 2/3 innings of work.
Justin Erasmus ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his second loss of the year. He lasted just one inning, walked two, struck out none, and allowed one run.