Aaron Gates came off the bench and never even had to swing his bat as Gates reached on a in the one to lead the Southern Illinois Miners (20-11) to an 11-6 win over the Florence Freedom (7-23) on Thursday at Rent One Park, Marion, IL.
With the game scoreless in the first inning.
Gates racked up two RBIs on three hits for the Southern Illinois Miners.
Dan Ludwig recorded his third win of the year for the Southern Illinois Miners. He allowed two runs over five innings. He struck out four, walked four and surrendered six hits.
Stetson Nelson (0-3) took the loss for the Florence Freedom. He lasted just three innings, walked six, struck out one, and allowed four runs.