The Normal CornBelters (14-5) didn't put up much of a fight on Friday, as the Southern Illinois Miners (13-6) cruised to a blowout 10-2 win at The Corn Crib.
The Southern Illinois Miners scored four runs in the fifth on the Southern Illinois Miners scored in the fifth on a single by Frank Martinez, a solo home run by Niko Vasquez, a single by Wendell Fairley, a double by Steve Marino, an RBI single by Jon Minucci, and a single by Toby DeMello.
Minucci got on base four times in the game for the Southern Illinois Miners. He scored two runs and had one RBI.
Matt Bywater's 12 strikeouts helped the Southern Illinois Miners to the victory. Bywater allowed two earned runs on six hits and one walk over eight innings.
Richard Lucas was solid at the plate for the Normal CornBelters. Lucas went 2-4, drove in one and scored one run. He doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the sixth inning.
Kevin Brahney (3-1) took the loss for the Normal CornBelters. He allowed eight runs in four innings, walked four and struck out four.