Miners whip Slammers for series win - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Miners whip Slammers for series win

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MARION -- Taylor Sparks finished a single shy of the cycle to lead the Southern Illinois Miners past Joliet 9-3 Thursday night.

The Miners jumped out to a 4-0 lead after five, watched the Slammers close within 4-3 in the top of the sixth, then answered two in the bottom of the sixth and three more in the eighth for the final margin of victory.

Sparks finished the night 3-4 with a double, triple, home run, and four RBIs.

The Miners improve to 35-33. The remain two and a half games out of the second Frontier League wildcard spot.  The Miners will face the team in the first wildcard spot this weekend--the Evansville Otters.

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