The Rockford Aviators (19-22) didn't stand a chance on Friday, as the Southern Illinois Miners (23-20) captured a blowout 10-4 win at Rent One Park, Marion, IL.
The Southern Illinois Miners scored four runs in the fifth on the Southern Illinois Miners scored in the fifth on an error, an RBI single by Matt Howard, an error, a groundout by Aaron Gates, and a groundout by Gates.
The Southern Illinois Miners were led by a flawless day at the dish by Ryan Cavan, who went 2-2 against the Rockford Aviators' pitching. He singled in the third and eighth innings.
David Kubiak brought the heat against the Rockford Aviators during his outing. The Rockford Aviators managed just one hit off of Kubiak, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two during his 2 1/3 innings of work.
Michael Schaub couldn't get it done on the hill for the Rockford Aviators, taking a loss. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walked one, struck out five, and allowed four runs.