The Southern Illinois Miners (25-12) and the Evansville Otters (22-17) both threatened with rallies, but it was the Southern Illinois Miners that eventually took advantage of them in a 9-7 win at Rent One Park, Marion, IL.
Craig Massey racked up three RBIs on one hit for the Southern Illinois Miners. He doubled in the third inning.
Chris Breen had two extra-base hits for the Evansville Otters. He doubled in the second inning and tripled in the fifth inning.
Alex Ministeri improved to 1-0 on the year by picking up the win for the Southern Illinois Miners. He struck out none, walked none and surrendered no hits.
Andrew Potter (0-1) was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked three, struck out none, and allowed three runs.