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Evansville Otters vs Southern Illinois Miners: 9-4

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Sweeney helps the Evansville Otters down the Southern Illinois Miners 9-4

Story by Narrative Science.

Chris Sweeney had two extra base hits, sparking the Evansville Otters (43-41) to a 9-4 victory over the Southern Illinois Miners (57-28) on Saturday at Rent One Park, Marion, IL.

He doubled in the second inning and singled in the second inning.

Despite the loss, the Southern Illinois Miners' Brandon Cowan dominated the Evansville Otters' batters, giving up two runs and striking out seven.

The Southern Illinois Miners were led by Steve Marino's hitting. Marino went 2-4, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the second inning and singled in the sixth inning.

Will Oliver recorded his ninth win of the year for the Evansville Otters. He allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings. Oliver struck out 10, walked three and gave up seven hits.

Jarett Miller (5-3) was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed seven runs in 1 2/3 innings, walked one and struck out one.

The Evansville Otters were sparked by Sweeney and Dean Wilson, who teamed up for five hits and five RBIs.