The Normal CornBelters (2-1) and the Evansville Otters (1-2) each put runners in scoring position on Friday, but the Normal CornBelters capitalized on more RBI opportunities, pulling out a 6-4 win at Bosse Field.
The Normal CornBelters staved off the Evansville Otters as the Evansville Otters were unable to match the Normal CornBelters down the stretch.
The Evansville Otters scored two runs in the seventh on two singles. Still, the Evansville Otters couldn't draw even.
David Medina racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Normal CornBelters. He homered in the second inning and singled in the eighth inning.
Tyler Lavigne got the win, running his season record to 1-0. He allowed two runs over six innings. He struck out one, walked three and surrendered six hits.
Bryce Morrow couldn't get it done on the bump for the Evansville Otters, taking a loss. He lasted just five innings, walked none, struck out four, and allowed three runs.