The Florence Freedom (3-0) shut the door early on the Joliet Slammers (0-3), capturing a 10-4 victory on Saturday at UC Health Stadium.
With six runs in the first three innings, the Florence Freedom left no doubt about the eventual outcome.An RBI single by Austin Newell and in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Florence Freedom.
Cody Bishop reached base three times. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He singled in the second inning and homered in the third inning.
Charlie White racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Joliet Slammers. He homered in the fifth inning and singled in the eighth inning.
Chuck Weaver recorded his first win of the year for the Florence Freedom. He allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three, walked one and surrendered eight hits.
Jordan Wellander was charged with his first loss of the year. He allowed six runs in three innings, walked one and struck out three.