The Joliet Slammers (37-28) and the River City Rascals (30-35) both threatened with rallies, but it was the Joliet Slammers that eventually took advantage of them in a 6-5 win at Silver Cross Field.
Phillip Bates racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Joliet Slammers. He doubled in the second inning and homered in the seventh inning.
The River City Rascals' Josh Ludy was perfect at the dish, going 4-4. He singled in the second, fourth, sixth, and eighth innings.
Chris Rice improved to 2-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Joliet Slammers. He allowed two runs over six innings. He struck out two, walked three and surrendered seven hits.
Josh Wright couldn't get it done on the hill for the River City Rascals, taking a loss. He lasted just 4 2/3 innings, walked one, struck out four, and allowed three runs.