Inside the Box-Score: Vikings Rally to Defeat the Admirals 7-6

The Admirals  built an early lead against the second best team in the MCL on Sunday, but the Vikings showed why they are only two games behind the DuPage Hounds in sole possession of first place as they rallied from an early 3-1  deficit and scored the winning run in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the seventh.

Stefano Belmonte’s third inning  grand slam fueled the rally and it was the precursor for the Vikings victory against the Admirals.    The Admirals tied the ballgame up at six in the sixth, but Belmonte came through yet again for the Vikings when his single brought Micah Rooke home for the winning run.

We take a closer look at the box-score providing you with some key notes and facts from this game.

Joliet Admirals vs Southland Vikings: 6-7

Joliet Admirals Southland Vikings
6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Joliet 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 6 10 4
Southland 1 0 5 0 0 0 1 7 9 6
7

Game Information

  • Winning Pitcher: 99 – Anthony Spangler
  • Losing Pitcher: 12 – Brian Donley

 

Batting Stats

Joliet
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
14 Kovalsky, 1B 4 1 0 0 0 2 .318
25 Evak, J RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 .317
5 Terry, J CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 .200
23 Martinez, J C 4 0 2 1 0 0 .206
9 Bouchard, C 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 .151
24 Roberts, J LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .083
2 Anderson, J DH 4 2 1 0 0 1 .152
16 Rury, K SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 .159
13 Fleener, L 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 .283
34 6 10 5 1 4
Southland
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
15 Mallder, B CF 4 2 2 0 0 1 .338
0 King, K 2B
SS
4 1 2 0 0 1 .500
10 Shepard, B SS 1 1 0 0 1 1 .449
6   Rooke, M 2B 2 1 0 0 0 0 .348
20 Boehm, J RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .398
27 Potempa, D DH 3 1 0 1 1 1 .299
19 Belmonte, S 3B 4 1 2 5 0 0 .319
3 Letz, S LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .232
38 Ruzich, N 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .200
14 Hickey, J C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .143
30 7 9 6 3 7

 

Batting
HR: J.Evak (3), J.Terry (2).
RBI: J.Evak (10), J.Terry 2 (10), J.Martinez (4), L.Fleener (3).
Team LOB: 8.

Fielding
A: J.Martinez (21), C.Bouchard (12), K.Rury (11), B.Donley (3).
E: C.Bouchard 2 (7), K.Rury 2 (3).
FCS: J.Martinez (1).
PO: .Kovalsky 4 (42), J.Evak (29), J.Terry 3 (53), J.Martinez 8 (70), J.Roberts 2 (17), K.Rury (21).
SBA: J.Martinez (23).
TC: .Kovalsky 4 (43), J.Evak (31), J.Terry 3 (56), J.Martinez 9 (93), C.Bouchard 3 (98), J.Roberts 2 (17), K.Rury 4 (35), B.Donley (3).

Batting
2B: K.King (1), J.Boehm (7).
HR: S.Belmonte (3).
RBI: D.Potempa (17), S.Belmonte 5 (15).
CS: J.Hickey (1).
Team LOB: 7.

Fielding
A: K.King (1), B.Shepard 5 (41), N.Ruzich 2 (4), R.Fordan (1).
E: K.King 2 (2), B.Shepard 2 (8), S.Belmonte 2 (5).
PO: B.Mallder (37), K.King 2 (2), B.Shepard (19), M.Rooke (18), J.Boehm 4 (161), S.Letz 3 (30), N.Ruzich 3 (61), J.Hickey 5 (10), A.Spangler (1).
TC: B.Mallder (37), K.King 5 (5), B.Shepard 8 (68), M.Rooke (64), J.Boehm 4 (167), S.Belmonte 2 (36), S.Letz 3 (31), N.Ruzich 5 (65), J.Hickey 5 (13), A.Spangler (1), R.Fordan (1).

 

Pitching Stats

Joliet
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
1 Aguila, T 6.0 8 7 6 3 7 5.63
12 Donley, B 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
6.1 9 7 6 3 7
Southland
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
35 Fordan, R 5.0 9 5 3 1 2 4.91
0 Freeman, J 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00
99 Spangler, A 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2.00
7 10 6 3 1 4

 

Pitching
BF: T.Aguila 31, B.Donley 2.
P-S: T.Aguila 95-56, B.Donley 6-4.
Pitching
BF: R.Fordan 27, J.Freeman 5, A.Spangler 3.
P-S: R.Fordan 87-54, J.Freeman 9-8, A.Spangler 13-9.

INSIDE THE BOX-SCORE:

  • Jeff Evak’s red-hot hitting continued against the Vikings as he went 2 for 4, including a solo home run, which was his third on the season.
  • Jermaine Terry contributed to the power display as he blasted his second home run of the season.  His ten RBI’s tie him as team leader with Evak.
  • Javier Martinez went 2 for 4 with an RBI.
  • Hitters two through four combined 6 for 12, 4 RBI’s, 2 runs scored, two home runs and not a single one of
  • In the defeat, the Admirals out-hit the Vikings 10-9.
  • Both the Vikings and the Admirals struggled on defense in this game as they combined for ten errors.  Admirals had four while the Vikings had six.
  • Stefano Belmonte for the Vikings had 5 RBI’s.
  • It was only the second game of the season where the Admirals did not register a stolen base as they only had one stolen base attempt.

 

Inside the Box-Scores: Admirals Salvage One Victory Against the Snipes

Due to a game in which was previously rained out and it being rescheduled when the two teams were to expected face each other again, the Admirals and the Lexington Snipes had the daunting task of completing three games on Saturday.

It was a long day for the Admirals, but they managed to win one of those three contests as they continue to fight their way in the last playoff spot in the MCL.

We take a look at the boxscores from each game as we provide you with some key notes and facts.

GAME 1:

Joliet Admirals Lexington Snipes
2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Joliet 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 2
Lexington 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 7 0
5

Game Information

  • Winning Pitcher: 22 – Sean Coonan
  • Losing Pitcher: 19 – Ryan VanVolkenburg
  • Save Pitcher: 32 – Josh Tonozzi

Batting Stats

Joliet
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
14 Kovalsky, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 .414
3 Barnhart, A SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 .327
23 Martinez, J 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 .189
5 Terry, J CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 .169
24 Roberts, J LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .071
13 Fleener, L 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .297
26 Linton, DH 2 0 0 0 0 2 .063
28 Yant, S 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 .138
16 Rury, K RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 .162
26 2 8 1 1 7
Lexington
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
24 Maranto, C SS 4 1 1 1 0 0 .354
30 Barkdull, Z 1B 2 1 1 0 1 0 .244
27 Phillis, E CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .355
15 Casson, A DH 3 0 2 1 0 0 .292
44 Rogers, R 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .319
4 Capco, J C 3 0 0 0 0 1 .261
10 Fight, E LF 2 1 0 0 1 0 .222
1 Smith, A 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 .250
34 Kaimakis, J RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 .260
26 5 7 3 2 4
Batting
2B: A.Barnhart (4).
HP: .Linton (1).
RBI: J.Martinez (3).
CS: .Kovalsky (2), L.Fleener (2).
SB: J.Terry (7).
Team LOB: 5.Fielding
A: J.Martinez (14), L.Fleener (33).
E: A.Barnhart (4), J.Martinez (2).
PO: .Kovalsky 4 (33), A.Barnhart 3 (13), J.Terry (42), L.Fleener (26), S.Yant 4 (62), K.Rury 4 (18).
SBA: .Kovalsky (7).
TC: .Kovalsky 4 (34), A.Barnhart 4 (37), J.Martinez 2 (67), J.Terry (45), L.Fleener 2 (64), S.Yant 4 (66), K.Rury 4 (29).
Batting
RBI: C.Maranto (18), E.Phillis (16), A.Casson (12).
SB: E.Fight (5).
Team LOB: 6.Fielding
A: C.Maranto 2 (37), R.Rogers (17).
PO: Z.Barkdull 3 (118), E.Phillis 2 (32), J.Capco 7 (108), E.Fight 2 (21), A.Smith 2 (23), J.Kaimakis (15).
SBA: J.Capco (18).
TC: C.Maranto 2 (59), Z.Barkdull 3 (126), E.Phillis 2 (34), R.Rogers (33), J.Capco 7 (113), E.Fight 2 (24), A.Smith 2 (47), J.Kaimakis (25).

Pitching Stats

Joliet
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
19   VanVolkenburg, 4.1 6 4 4 1 1 7.83
8 Borgeson, B 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 2.00
18 Littler, E 1.0 0 1 0 1 2 3.00
5.2 7 5 4 2 4
Lexington
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
22 Winning Pithcer  Coonan, S 6.0 7 2 2 1 6 3.68
32 Save Pithcer  Tonozzi, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 6.00
7 8 2 2 1 7
Pitching
BF: .VanVolkenburg 21, B.Borgeson 2, E.Littler 5.
P-S: .VanVolkenburg 62-41, B.Borgeson 7-5, E.Littler 17-10.
Pitching
BF: S.Coonan 24, J.Tonozzi 4.
P-S: S.Coonan 71-46, J.Tonozzi 10-8.

INSIDE THE BOX-SCORE:

  • All-stars Justin Kovalsky and Alec Barnhart combined for 4-7 while scoring two runs. Kovalsky raised his batting average to .414 while Barnhart sits at .327 while he recorded his fourth double on the year.
  • The Admirals continue to be dangerous when they have runners on the base-paths as Jermaine Terry swiped his seventh stolen base on the season.
  • Logan Fleener recorded his 33rd assist which is the most on the team.
  • Pitcher Brock Borgeson continues to be stellar out the bullpen as he lowered his ERA to an even 2.00 as he struck out one batter during his appearance in today’s game.

 

GAME 2:

Joliet Admirals Lexington Snipes
4
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Joliet 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 7 4
Lexington 0 1 0 1 2 3 x 7 9 1
7

Game Information

  • Winning Pitcher: 26 – Kyle Jenkins
  • Losing Pitcher: 15 – Brenden Miller
  • Save Pitcher:

Batting Stats

Joliet
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
27 Kent, R DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 .281
9   Bouchard, C PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179
25 Evak, J RF 3 3 1 0 0 0 .286
14   Kovalsky, PH
RF
1 0 1 0 0 0 .381
23 Martinez, J C 4 1 3 1 0 1 .188
28 Yant, S 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 .148
5 Terry, J CF 4 0 1 1 0 2 .169
11 Diviest, M LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .104
4 Kendrick, M 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .182
3   Barnhart, A 2B
PH
1 0 0 0 0 1 .292
16 Rury, K 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .147
13 Fleener, L SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 .281
29 4 7 2 2 11
Lexington
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
14 Cardenas, J SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 .262
1   Smith, A PH
SS
2 1 1 3 0 0 .206
24 Maranto, C 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 .351
27 Phillis, E CF 3 0 1 0 0 2 .371
15 Casson, A DH 4 2 2 0 0 0 .237
44 Rogers, R 3B 3 0 0 1 0 1 .341
10 Fight, E RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .229
30 Barkdull, Z 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 .250
3 Robinson, C LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .265
34   Kaimakis, J PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273
4 Capco, J C 3 2 1 0 0 1 .275
30 7 9 5 0 6
Batting
2B: R.Kent (3), J.Martinez 2 (2).
3B: J.Evak (3).
HP: K.Rury (2), L.Fleener (1).
HR: J.Martinez (1).
RBI: J.Martinez (2), J.Terry (7).
SB: J.Evak (8).
Team LOB: 8.Fielding
A: S.Yant (3), K.Rury 2 (10), L.Fleener (30), B.Miller (1).
E: S.Yant (1), M.Kendrick (3), K.Rury (1), L.Fleener (5).
PO: J.Evak (24), J.Martinez 6 (51), S.Yant 3 (58), J.Terry 3 (38), M.Diviest (55), M.Kendrick 2 (14), H. (1).
SBA: J.Martinez 2 (22).
TC: J.Evak (26), J.Martinez 6 (64), S.Yant 5 (62), J.Terry 3 (41), M.Diviest (58), M.Kendrick 3 (30), K.Rury 3 (25), L.Fleener 2 (60), H. (1), B.Miller (3).
Batting
2B: C.Maranto (9), Z.Barkdull (3), J.Capco (4).
HP: E.Phillis (2).
HR: A.Smith (1).
RBI: A.Smith 3 (5), R.Rogers (7), Z.Barkdull (5).
CS: A.Casson (1).
SB: E.Phillis (8), A.Casson (1).
Team LOB: 6.Fielding
A: C.Maranto 3 (33), R.Rogers 3 (16).
E: C.Maranto (2).
PO: A.Smith 2 (20), E.Fight (19), Z.Barkdull 6 (105), J.Capco 11 (101).
SBA: J.Capco (17).
TC: A.Smith 2 (43), C.Maranto 4 (55), R.Rogers 3 (29), E.Fight (22), Z.Barkdull 6 (113), J.Capco 11 (105).

Pitching Stats

Joliet
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
99 , H 4.0 4 2 1 0 5 2.25
15   Miller, B 2.0 5 5 2 0 1 6.75
6 9 7 3 0 6
Lexington
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
29 Vogrin, M 4.0 4 2 2 2 7 5.00
26 Winning Pithcer  Jenkins, K 3.0 3 2 1 0 4 3.32
7 7 4 3 2 11
Pitching
BF: H. 17, B.Miller 14.
P-S: H. 56-40, B.Miller 40-25.
Pitching
BF: M.Vogrin 19, K.Jenkins 14.
P-S: M.Vogrin 62-38, K.Jenkins 41-27.

INSIDE THE BOX-SCORE:

  • Javier Martinez smacked his first home run on the season while going 3-4 with one RBI and one run scored on the day.  Martinez also had two doubles on the day.
  • Despite only going 1-3, All-Star Jeff Evak scored three times and he recorded his either stolen base on the season.
  • Starting pitcher Doug Hayes pitched well for a chance at the win as he had his second consecutive quality start as he hurled four innings, yielding only four hits while giving up one earned run, and striking out five.

 

GAME 3:

Joliet Admirals Lexington Snipes
6
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Joliet 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 6 0
Lexington 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 1
1

Game Information

  • Winning Pitcher: 7 – Quinn Ahern
  • Losing Pitcher: 2 – Kyle Weller
  • Save Pitcher:

Batting Stats

Joliet
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
14 Kovalsky, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 .400
3 Barnhart, A SS 4 2 2 2 0 0 .308
23 Martinez, J 3B 2 1 0 0 1 0 .180
9 Bouchard, C 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .171
11 Diviest, M C 3 0 1 2 1 1 .118
24 Roberts, J LF 4 1 0 0 0 3 .080
5 Terry, J CF 3 1 0 0 0 1 .162
13 Fleener, L 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 .294
10 Chandler, B DH 3 0 0 0 0 3 .138
27 6 6 4 4 10
Lexington
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
24 Maranto, C SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 .359
10 Fight, E LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .231
27 Phillis, E CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .356
15 Casson, A DH 3 0 3 0 0 0 .274
44 Rogers, R 1B 3 0 1 0 0 2 .341
30 Barkdull, Z C 3 0 0 0 0 2 .233
4 Capco, J 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 .279
1 Smith, A 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 .243
34 Kaimakis, J RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .255
29 1 10 1 0 9
Batting
2B: .Kovalsky (2), A.Barnhart (3).
HP: J.Martinez (1), C.Bouchard (1), J.Terry (3).
HR: A.Barnhart (2).
RBI: A.Barnhart 2 (6), M.Diviest 2 (4).
CS: C.Bouchard (1).
SB: J.Roberts (1), J.Terry (6), L.Fleener (1).
Team LOB: 7.Fielding
A: A.Barnhart (20), J.Martinez (13), L.Fleener 2 (32).
PO: C.Bouchard 4 (61), M.Diviest 10 (65), J.Roberts 2 (11), J.Terry 3 (41).
SBA: M.Diviest (20).
TC: A.Barnhart (33), J.Martinez (65), C.Bouchard 4 (75), M.Diviest 10 (68), J.Roberts 2 (11), J.Terry 3 (44), L.Fleener 2 (62).
Batting
RBI: C.Maranto (17).
CS: A.Casson (2).
SB: C.Maranto (1).
Team LOB: 8.Fielding
A: C.Maranto 2 (35), J.Capco (4).
E: A.Smith (4).
PO: E.Phillis 3 (30), R.Rogers 3 (15), Z.Barkdull 10 (115), A.Smith (21), J.Kaimakis 2 (14).
SBA: Z.Barkdull 3 (15).
TC: C.Maranto 2 (57), E.Phillis 3 (32), R.Rogers 3 (32), Z.Barkdull 10 (123), J.Capco (106), A.Smith 2 (45), J.Kaimakis 2 (24).

Pitching Stats

Joliet
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
7   Ahern, Q 5.0 9 1 1 0 7 2.79
12 Donley, B 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0.00
7 10 1 1 0 9
Lexington
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
2 Losing Pitcher  Weller, K 6.0 6 6 4 3 7 3.21
20 Barnhill, N 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 3.48
7 6 6 4 4 10
Pitching
BF: Q.Ahern 22, B.Donley 7.
P-S: Q.Ahern 68-47, B.Donley 18-13.
Pitching
BF: K.Weller 30, N.Barnhill 4.
P-S: K.Weller 96-54, N.Barnhill 15-8.

INSIDE THE BOX-SCORE:

  • All-Star Quinn Ahern recorded his sixth consecutive quality start in the victory over the Snipes.  Ahern went five innings, scattered nine hits while giving up one run, and striking out seven.
  • All-Star Brian Donely’s ERA stays perfect as it sits without a blemish at 0.00.  He came in for relief for Ahern throwing two scoreless innings and striking out two.
  • Alec Barnhart smashed his second home run on the season.  He finished 2-4  with a double and two runs batted in.
  • Kovalsky and Barnhart were an absolute headache for the Snipes pitchers as they combined for 4-8 at the top of the order.
  • Michael Diviesti single plated two.
  • The Admirals were flawless on defense as the committed zero errors.

Midwest Collegiate League Releases 2014 All-Star Rosters That Includes 8 Joliet Admirals

By: Brandon Vickrey

Chicago, Ill. – July 3, 2014 – The Midwest Collegiate League’s brightest stars will be on display in the 2014 Midwest Collegiate League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 9 at Oil City Stadium. For the fourth straight year, a mid-summer showcase will allow professional scouts to get a first-hand look at the league’s premiere talent.

The 2014 All-Star Game will be held at Oil City Stadium, the home of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen. The All-Star Game is making its third trip to Northwest Indiana in league history after previously being held at Oil City Stadium in 2011 and 2013.

The South All-Stars roster is comprised of players from the Oilmen, Southland Vikings and Lexington Snipes, while the North All-Stars roster is made up of players from the DuPage County Hounds, Chicago Zephyrs and Joliet Admirals.

The South All-Star squad will be managed by Chris Cunningham, who guided the Vikings to the Midwest Collegiate League championship last season. The North will be led by Sean Osborne, the manager of the first-place DuPage County Hounds.

The Southland Vikings will be represented by pitchers Brandon White (Hill College), Kevin Hallberg (Grand Valley State University), Dan Wetzel (St. Xavier University) and Anthony Spangler (Purdue Calumet), infielders Bobby Sheppard (University of Buffalo) and Jeff Boehm (University of Illinois-Chicago) and outfielders Dan Potempa (University of Iowa) and Brandon Mallder (Northern Illinois University). In addition, catcher Alex Lugo (Western Oklahoma State College) has claimed a spot on the All-Star roster. Sheppard is hitting a robust .446 with a team-high 14 runs batted in this season, while Potempa has launched four home runs. Spangler has not allowed an earned run all season.

The Northwest Indiana Oilmen will have four pitchers and four position players on the South roster. Pitchers Cameron Linck (Hill College), Keith Mahler (Heartland Community College), Jimmy McNamara (Central Michigan University) and Matt Pobereyko (Kentucky Wesleyan University) will be joined by outfielders Craig Dedelow (Indiana) and Jason Gasser (Northern Illinois) and infielders Nate Schneider (Western Michigan) and Ryan Burvan (Purdue University) on the roster. Pobereyko is the all-time Midwest Collegiate League saves leader and has eight this season, while no other pitcher in the league has more than one.

The Lexington Snipes will send infielders Chris Maranto (Butler), Reed Rodgers (Heartland Community College) and Adam Casson (Eastern Illinois University), outfielders Eric Phillis (Kankakee Community College) and Ryan Frye (Evangel University) and catcher Jake Capko (Illinois Wesleyan University) to Oil City Stadium next week. In addition, the Snipes will be represented by pitchers Brett Fanning (Upper Iowa University), Kyle Weller (Parkland Community College), John Munyon (Illinois Wesleyan University) and Matthew James (University of Illinois). James, who will be unavailable to pitch in the All-Star Game, hurled the second no-hitter in Midwest Collegiate League history early this season and is also a prolific offensive player with a .397 batting average.

The North roster includes eight members of the Joliet Admirals. Pitchers Quinn Ahern (Northern Iowa Area Community College), Ryan VanVolkenburg (Maryville University), Brian Donley (University of Dallas), Brock Borgeson (Simpson College) and Steve Waldrop (Morehead State) will all participate in the game. Infielders Justin Kovalsky (Benedictine University) and Alec Barnhart (St. Xavier University) and outfielder Jeff Evak (Purdue) are also on the North squad. Kovalsky leads the team in batting average at .350, while Evak is the biggest Admirals power threat with two home runs and eight RBIs.

The DuPage County Hounds will be represented by pitchers Pat Bellinger (Tiffin University), Matt Frawley (Purdue University) and Pat Cashman (Southern Louisiana University). Hounds infielders Richie Gorski (University of Illinois), Connor Kopach (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale) and outfielders Drew LaComb (Mesa Community College) and Alex Cain (Eastern Illinois University) have also received All-Star honors. LaComb leads the team in batting average at .353, while Bellinger holds a 0.43 ERA.

The Chicago Zephyrs will have pitchers Nick Heniff and Kyle Cliff (Limestone College), catcher Brent Minta (Taylor University), infielders Andy Jaskolski (Carthage College), Drew Bailey (Carthage College), Greg Sidor (Illinois State University) and John Brodner (Wright State) and outfielder Bobby Smith (Waubonsee Community College) competing in the All-Star Game.

The Midwest Collegiate League All-Star Game will take place on Wednesday, July 9 at Oil City Stadium with the first pitch slated for 7:30 p.m. Fifty percent of the revenue from all tickets sales will benefit the family of Bryce Nowakowski, the son of Calumet College of St. Joseph head baseball coach Brian Nowakowski. Bryce, age one, is currently fighting for his life and waiting for a heart transplant.

Inside the Box Score: Admirals Drop Both Games In Double-Header

It was a tough weekend for the Admirals as they were defeated in both games of their double-header on Saturday at the Wayne L. King Jr field.

The Admirals dropped the first game of their two-game set in extra innings against the Chicago Zephyrs s with a 5-4 victory in tenth innings on a game-winning single by Ray Williams.

In the second contest against the NW Indiana, the Admirals unfortunately could not keep up with the hitting of the Oilmen as they fell 12-4.

We take a closer at the box-score from both games from this weekend with some key notes and facts.

GAME 1:

Zephyrs: 5

Admirals: 4

 

Batting Stats

Chicago
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
4 Jaskolski, A DH 5 0 3 1 0 1 .333
17 Sidor, G CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .189
70 Brodner, J 3B 5 3 3 0 0 1 .283
47 Minta, B C 4 1 0 0 0 1 .200
13 Bailey, D SS 4 0 2 2 1 0 .183
20 Williams, R RF 5 0 1 1 0 0 .195
93 Krusen, B 1B 4 0 0 1 0 2 .000
2 Wido, C LF 2 1 0 0 2 1 .148
7 Bialek, N 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .188
38 5 11 5 3 7
Joliet
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
27 Kent, R DH 5 1 2 0 0 1 .269
25 Evak, J RF 4 1 3 3 0 0 .310
5 Terry, J CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .169
3 Barnhart, A SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .295
16   Rury, K SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 .179
23 Martinez, J 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 .143
14 Kovalsky, C 4 1 2 0 0 1 .350
13 Fleener, L 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 .250
4   Kendrick, M 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211
9 Bouchard, C 3B 3 1 2 1 0 0 .189
10   Chandler, B 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125
2 Anderson, J LF 3 0 0 0 0 3 .138
28   Yant, S LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .174
38 4 11 4 1 12

 

Batting
2B: J.Brodner 3 (7), D.Bailey (1).
HP: B.Minta (1).
RBI: A.Jaskolski (7), D.Bailey 2 (4), R.Williams (3), B.Krusen (1).
SF: B.Krusen (1).
CS: A.Jaskolski (3), D.Bailey (2), C.Wido (1).
SB: A.Jaskolski (2), C.Wido (2).
Team LOB: 8.

Fielding
A: J.Brodner (19), N.Bialek 2 (13).
E: N.Bialek (2).
PB: B.Minta (2).
PO: G.Sidor 2 (39), J.Brodner (11), B.Minta 13 (60), R.Williams 3 (8), B.Krusen 5 (6), N.Bialek 2 (16).
SBA: B.Minta 2 (30).
TC: G.Sidor 2 (50), J.Brodner 2 (34), B.Minta 13 (70), R.Williams 3 (8), B.Krusen 5 (11), N.Bialek 5 (31).

Batting
2B: .Kovalsky (1).
3B: J.Evak (2).
HP: J.Terry (2).
HR: J.Evak (2).
RBI: J.Evak 3 (8), C.Bouchard (3).
SF: J.Evak (2).
CS: J.Evak (5), J.Terry (2), .Kovalsky (1).
SB: R.Kent (6), J.Evak (7).
Team LOB: 7.

Fielding
A: A.Barnhart 2 (17), J.Martinez (12), L.Fleener (25), C.Bouchard (9), B.Chandler 2 (21), v.MCL (11).
E: A.Barnhart (2), .Kovalsky (1).
PO: J.Evak 2 (17), J.Terry 2 (35), A.Barnhart (8), J.Martinez 7 (44), .Kovalsky 7 (29), L.Fleener 3 (25), M.Kendrick (12), J.Anderson 3 (18), v.MCL (3).
SBA: .Kovalsky 2 (6).
TC: J.Evak 2 (19), J.Terry 2 (37), A.Barnhart 4 (27), J.Martinez 8 (57), .Kovalsky 8 (30), L.Fleener 4 (54), M.Kendrick (25), C.Bouchard (66), B.Chandler 2 (37), J.Anderson 3 (23), v.MCL 2 (15).

 

Pitching Stats

Chicago
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
15 Cliff, K 9.0 11 4 4 0 11 5.01
86   JOLIET, v 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 3.52
10 11 4 4 1 12

Joliet
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
86 MCL, v 6.0 6 4 1 2 3 4.41
12 Donley, B 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
19 VanVolkenburg, 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 7.71
29 Losing Pitcher  Steger, K 2.0 3 1 1 1 3 6.40
10 11 5 2 3 7

INSIDE THE BOX-SCORE:

  • Ryan Kent and Jeff Evak combined for 5 for 9 with 3 RBI’s, and 2 stolen bases.
  • Jeff Evak’s second home run on the season was the first home run hit at home for the Admirals.  His three run blast gave him 8 RBI’s on the season.
  • The Admirals had three extra base-hits with each one coming around to score.
  • Admirals and the Zephyrs both had 11 hits on the day.
  • In just his only second appearance for the Admirals, starting pitcher Doug Hayes out of University of Illinois, had a quality start as he went six innings, striking out three,and being accredited with only one earned run.
  • Starting pitcher Kyle Cliff for the Oilmen went 9 innings while striking out 11.
  • The Admirals had seven assist in the field.  Logan Fleener leads the team with assists with 25.
  • Admirals catcher Justin Kovalsky threw out three runners trying to steal a base against him.

 

GAME 2:

Oilmen 12

Admirals 4

Batting Stats

NW Indiana
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
2 Burvan, R 2B 5 0 1 0 1 0 .273
3 DeFilippis, K SS 5 3 1 0 1 0 .200
17 Gasser, J RF 5 2 3 2 1 0 .364
0 Dedelow, C LF 6 2 3 2 0 0 .341
22 Schneider, N 1B 5 2 2 2 0 0 .300
13 Vogelmeier, N 3B 5 1 1 1 0 2 .175
0 Orenlas, A C 4 1 3 3 0 0 .208
23 Ray, A DH 4 0 0 0 1 0 .186
9 Blissitt Jr., R CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 .232
44 12 16 11 4 2
Joliet
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
27 Kent, R DH 3 2 1 1 1 1 .276
25 Evak, J CF 4 1 0 0 1 3 .283
3 Barnhart, A SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 .298
5   Terry, J SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 .164
23 Martinez, J C 2 0 0 0 1 1 .136
11   Diviest, M C 2 0 1 1 0 1 .114
24 Roberts, J LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .095
10 Chandler, B 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 .154
4   Kendrick, M 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200
9 Bouchard, C 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .184
26   Linton, 1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 .071
28   Yant, S 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167
16 Rury, K RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .156
13 Fleener, L 2B 3 1 2 0 1 1 .290
32 4 7 3 6 14

 

Batting
2B: K.DeFilippis (5), J.Gasser 2 (7), C.Dedelow (6), A.Orenlas (2).
RBI: J.Gasser 2 (10), C.Dedelow 2 (7), N.Schneider 2 (10), N.Vogelmeier (2), A.Orenlas 3 (7), R.Blissitt Jr. (4).
SF: N.Schneider (4).
CS: R.Burvan (1).
SB: K.DeFilippis (6), C.Dedelow (4), N.Schneider (6).
Team LOB: 11.

Fielding
A: R.Burvan 2 (33), K.DeFilippis 2 (40), N.Vogelmeier 3 (57), A.Orenlas 2 (7), N.Nauracy 2 (3).
E: J.Gasser (2), N.Vogelmeier (4).
PO: K.DeFilippis (20), N.Schneider 8 (53), N.Vogelmeier (21), A.Orenlas 14 (62), R.Blissitt Jr. (21), A.Lowe (2), N.Nauracy (2).
SBA: A.Orenlas (15).
TC: R.Burvan 2 (48), K.DeFilippis 3 (63), J.Gasser (27), N.Schneider 8 (74), N.Vogelmeier 5 (82), A.Orenlas 16 (69), R.Blissitt Jr. (23), A.Lowe (3), N.Nauracy 3 (5).

Batting
2B: R.Kent (2).
RBI: R.Kent (2), A.Barnhart (4), M.Diviest (2).
SB: R.Kent (7).
Team LOB: 9.

Fielding
A: A.Barnhart 2 (19), J.Terry (1), M.Kendrick 2 (13), C.Bouchard (10), L.Fleener 4 (29), T.Aguila (4).
E: A.Barnhart (3), B.Chandler 2 (4), T.Aguila (1).
PO: J.Evak 6 (23), A.Barnhart 2 (10), J.Martinez (45), M.Diviest (54), J.Roberts 2 (9), C.Bouchard 4 (57), .Linton 4 (4), S.Yant 3 (55), K.Rury 2 (14), E.Littler (1).
SBA: J.Martinez 3 (20).
TC: J.Evak 6 (25), A.Barnhart 5 (32), J.Terry (38), J.Martinez (58), M.Diviest (57), J.Roberts 2 (9), B.Chandler 2 (39), M.Kendrick 2 (27), C.Bouchard 5 (71), .Linton 4 (4), S.Yant 3 (57), K.Rury 2 (22), L.Fleener 4 (58), T.Aguila 2 (6), E.Littler (3).

 

Pitching Stats

NW Indiana
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
21   Nauracy, N 5.0 3 2 1 3 5 5.31
27 Lowe, A 2.0 2 1 1 3 5 5.00
29 Gomez, A 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 5.40
42 Pobereyko, M 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0.77
9 7 4 3 6 14
Joliet
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
1 Losing Pitcher  Aguila, T 3.0 8 8 4 2 0 4.50
8 Borgeson, B 2.0 2 1 0 0 1 2.08
18 Littler, E 2.0 4 2 2 1 0 3.38
29 Steger, K 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 6.14
9 16 12 7 4 2

 

Pitching
BF: N.Nauracy 21, A.Lowe 12, A.Gomez 4, M.Pobereyko 3.
P-S: N.Nauracy 21-18, A.Lowe 12-9, A.Gomez 4-4, M.Pobereyko 3-3.
Pitching
BF: T.Aguila 21, B.Borgeson 9, E.Littler 11, K.Steger 9.
P-S: T.Aguila 21-19, B.Borgeson 9-9, E.Littler 11-10, K.Steger 9-8.

INSIDE THE BOX-SCORE:

  • The Oilmen pounded out 16 hits vs the Admirals 7.
  • The Oilmen scored in all but three innings.
  • Ryan Kent continues to be lethal on the bases as he swiped his 7th stolen base on the year.
  • Logan Fleener went 2 for 3 on the day and was 4 for 6 overall in the double-header.
  • Brock Borgeson was a huge lift out from the bullpen when he relived Tomas Aguillar.  Borgeson pitched two innings while yielding an unearned run.