Rascals Break Out The Brooms Against Southern Illinois

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Rascals Break Out The Brooms Against Southern Illinois


Source: Frontier League News

MARION, Ill. – The River City Rascals (28-27) completed a sweep at Rent One Park for the first time in franchise history with a 6-4 win over the Southern Illinois Miners (21-33) in the series finale Sunday night in Marion, Illinois. The sweep was the third overall for the Rascals this year and paving the way to create the success in the finale was Johnny Morales and Brandon Thomas, who combined for four hits and a pair of RBI. Both of their RBI came late in the game and in total, the Rascals scored five of their six runs in the fifth inning or later. The lone run that came prior to the fifth inning came in the second via a RBI groundout from Josh Bunselmeyer that scored Josh Ludy to tie the game up at one. On the mound for the Rascals was Tim Koons and in his tenth start of the year, he would allow just two runs, one earned, through his first six innings and was put in line for the win by the time he toed the rubber for the bottom of the fifth. The lead came courtesy of a two RBI triple from Mike Jurgella…

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