The Joliet Slammers (35-43) and the Rockford RiverHawks (33-45) both threatened with rallies, but it was the Joliet Slammers that eventually took advantage of them in an 8-4 win at Silver Cross Field.
Erik Lis racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Joliet Slammers. He singled in the fifth inning and homered in the seventh inning.
Justino Cuevas put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Rockford RiverHawks. He doubled in the second and fifth innings and singled in the sixth inning.
Matt Sommo got the win, running his season record to 2-1. He allowed three runs over six innings. He struck out four, walked two and surrendered 10 hits.
Ziggie VanderWall was charged with his fifth loss of the year. He allowed six runs in three innings, walked three and struck out three.