Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
Miners Mash Freedom, Remain Perfect in Postseason
Florence, KY. -- The Southern Illinois Miners mashed their way past the Florence Freedom Thursday night, 9-4, taking a 2-0 lead in the best of five series for the Frontier League Championship.
Southern Illinois hit four home runs, including an eighth inning, three-run blast from Chad Maddox that put the game out of reach. Ken Gregory, Cannon Lester and Jake Kaase also homered for the Miners. Southern Illinois had 13 hits in the game.
Game three is Saturday night in Marion at 7:05 p.m. With a win, the Miners would clinch the franchise's first Frontier League title.
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