The Washington Wild Things (10-4) and the Joliet Slammers (5-9) both threatened with rallies, but it was the Washington Wild Things that eventually took advantage of them in a 3-2 win at Silver Cross Field.
The fact that the Washington Wild Things grouped all of their runs into the seventh inning helped them take advantage of their hits.
A bright spot for the Joliet Slammers in the defeat was Blair Walters, who allowed only three runs while striking out five.
Matt Purnell improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Washington Wild Things. He struck out none, walked none and surrendered no hits.
Walters couldn't get it done on the rubber for the Joliet Slammers, taking a loss.