Craig Massey collected three hits, sparking the Southern Illinois Miners (15-9) to a 5-4 victory over the River City Rascals (15-9) on Friday at CarShield Field.He homered in the first inning and singled in the fifth and ninth innings.
Kyle Gaedele racked up two RBIs on one hit for the River City Rascals. He homered in the fourth inning.
The Southern Illinois Miners had no answer for Will Schierholz, who kept runners off the basepaths in his appearance. Schierholz held the Southern Illinois Miners hitless over 1 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three.
Carson Goldsmith got the win, running his season record to 1-0. Goldsmith struck out none, walked none and gave up no hits.
Nick Kennedy (1-3) took the loss for the River City Rascals. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed one run.