Aaron Gates collected three hits as the Southern Illinois Miners (44-24) took home a 4-1 victory over the Schaumburg Boomers (29-39) at Boomers Stadium on Wednesday.He singled in the first, third, and fifth innings.
The Southern Illinois Miners got the win thanks in large part to Adam Lopez's dominant, seven-strikeout performance. Lopez allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks over six innings.
Hideyoshi Otake had an impressive outing against the Southern Illinois Miners' lineup. Otake held the Southern Illinois Miners hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two.
Taylor Thurber was charged with his second loss of the year. He lasted just six innings, walked none, struck out three, and allowed four runs.