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Saturday, Aug 6

10:05 PM

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Consistent Offense Guides Y’alls Past Slammers

JOLIET, IL – The Florence Y’alls scored multiple runs in four different innings and scored in five innings overall to beat the Joliet Slammers 13-4 Saturday night at Duly Health and Care Field.

After not scoring until the seventh inning last night, Florence wasted no time tonight with a three spot in the first inning. Craig Massey and Bryant Flete had the RBI hits. Joliet would come within a run in the bottom of the second inning, but the 3-2 score is the closest the ballgame would get for the rest of the evening.

After a few scoreless frames, Florence (31-39) scored in four consecutive innings: two runs in the fifth, one in the sixth, two in the seventh, and five in the eighth. Ethan Stern hit a pair of two-run doubles over that span. Brennan Price, Rodney Tennie, and Massey also contributed RBI hits.

It was a sloppy night of pitching, especially on the Joliet side. The Slammers (34-36) walked 10 batters, including five from starter Cam Aufderheide alone. The All-Star takes the loss after five 1/3 innings and six runs allowed. The Y’alls walked seven batters, but did get a good start from Griffin Baker. The lefty allowed three runs (two earned) in five 2/3 innings to earn the victory. With the game in hand, shortstop Alberti Chavez pitched the ninth inning and struck out a batter.

Every batter in the Y’alls’ starting lineup had at least one hit, with Massey leading the way with three knocks. Paxton Wallace finished 2-3 with a home run for Joliet, and Phillip Steering had two hits as well.

Each team has a chance to win the series tomorrow, Sunday, August 7. With nine wins in 14 games since the All-Star break, the Y’alls will try for their fourth series win in five chances. The starting piching matchup features Jonaiker Villalobos versus Alec Thomas. First pitch is at 1:05 PM CDT.

The Florence Y’alls are Northern Kentucky’s professional baseball team, and are proud members of the independent Frontier League, an MLB Partner League. With a purposeful focus on entertaining our fans, the Y’alls provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Y’alls home games are played at Thomas More Stadium, located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence, Kentucky. Florence returns home Tuesday through Thursday to play the Washington WildThings. Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 season. More details can be found online at ( or by phone at (859) 594-4487.

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