Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Miners win 14-7

Miners beat Kalamazoo tonight 14-7, and moved within 3 games of the wild card spot. Ralph Santana went 2-5 and was hit by a pitch. Kalamazoo had an 8 game win streak over the Miners. We pulled out 21 hits, I think the most hits ever by the Miners. we gave up 11 hits. Chris hall doubled in 6th and scored a run, Joey Metropoulos homered to lead off the 7th inning, Miners scored 7 runs and had 6 hits in the 7th. Chris Little was the Winning pitcher.

The Miners are now 33-31 and play Kalamazoo and then travel to play at Traverse City.

Roster moves:

The team put right-handed pitcher Chris Tierney on the retired list and center fielder Kevin Koski on the disabled list Sunday. Tierney, who is expected to remain with the team and could pitch for the Miners in 2008, is eligible to be re-activated in 30 days. Koski, who's nursing a broken bone in his wrist, is out at least two weeks, Pinto said.Sean Patrick was also put on the retired list.The moves opened up slots for new catcher Jason Arrowood and new left-handed pitcher Marcus McKenzie. Arrowood was one of the Frontier League's leading hitters in the first month of the season at Gateway. McKenzie could start tonight, Pinto said. The 6-foot, 190-pound rookie was 7-1 with a 6.61 ERA at Minnesota last spring.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Miners lose abunch-to not enough

Kalamazoo is now be added to the we can't beat these guys list. Along with Chil., Gateway. 16-4? are you kidding me? Keene hit a home run, and a sac fly. Chris Hall also hit a home run, but left the game hurt after trying to catch a foul ball. He was replaced by Byrant Perdomo. Eric Suttle also had an RBI.

WP: Dane DeValk (4-3) LP: Marcus Mckenzie (0-1)

Marcus Mckenzie and Jason Arrowood are the new Miners playing tonight for us. Arrowood is a catcher and I'm guessing is Wirth's replacement.

The Miners play Kalamazoo again in MI. on Tuesday.

Miners win 2-0 Sweep the Beach Bums

The Miners got the sweep over the Beach Bums on Sunday shutting out the Traverse City hitters for a 2-0 win. Nick Tisone pitched a great game giving up only 1 hit. The Miner s are now are 32-30 and still behind Kalamazoo by 2 games for the wild card spot. SIL now travels to MI. to play Kalamazoo for a 3 game set.

WP: Nick Tisone (6-2) vs. LP: Ryan Gehring (4-7)
(SIL) Suttle RBI (11), Keene RBI (23)

Sunday, July 29, 2007

New player for the Miners.

Benjamin Lovell

Lovell, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder out of the University of Toledo, went 1-3 in five appearances with the Freedom, including four starts. He gave up 33 hits in 17 2/3 innings with seven walks and ten strikeouts. Overall, with Chillicothe and Florence, Lovell posted a 4-5 mark with a 3.97 ERA in his second Frontier League season.

Miners win 7-3

WP: Bailey (2-0) LP: (3-6), Save: Lovell (1)

(TRV) Young RBI (5), Braduburry RBI (34)

(SIL) Patrick 2RBI (2) Keene 2RBI (22), Suttle RBI (10), Beason RBI (2), Kane RBI (11)

The Miners are now 31-30 and 1.5 behind Kalamazoo for the final wild card birth. The Miners now play Traverse City at 2:05 pm Sunday for the sweep of the Beach Bums.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Wirth likely done this season

MARION – Rob Wirth hasn't called it a season, but will be out at least another four weeks after a Friday CAT scan revealed a broken bone in his wrist.Wirth, the Southern Illinois Miners' starting catcher for most of the season, will miss between four and six weeks after getting diagnosed with a broken hamate bone

I'm always optimistic, and I think we will make the playoffs. I plan on, hopefully, coming back," Wirth said as he watched Traverse City take batting practice prior to Friday's game. "Right now, I'm just trying to keep my legs in shape; trying to do anything I can to stay in good baseball shape, I guess. Right now I'm just trying to soak up this bad news."A .298 hitter, Wirth played in 52 games before taking a cut against River City Monday at Rent One Park.Wirth said he hurt the wrist holding the bat too hard or with an awkward swing that night. He scored 30 runs, third-best on the team, and was third on the squad in RBIs (31). Today he will be fitted with a cast, where his wrist will try to heal itself as the Miners try to get back into the wild card race.Doctors told Wirth surgery was probably not his best option, because the bone did not shift when it broke, but the prognosis did little to lessen the blow."It's really a three-prong hit," Miners manager Mike Pinto said. "You're losing a guy in the middle of the order, who hit four for us most of the year. You're losing a .300 hitter and a guy who knows every one of your pitchers, knows the league and calls our games.That's a big hit."Pinto said the wrist would be re-examined in about three weeks.Wirth, 26, wasn't sure if he would return to his hometown of Wonder Lake or stay with the team through its final five weeks of the regular season. Should the Miners make the postseason, the first round of the playoffs would fall in the sixth week of Wirth's rehabilitation."I'm just going to hang around, try to help the catcher, help these guys get to the playoffs, and see what happens," Wirth said.Pinto said he had not signed a catcher as of Friday, and that bullpen coach Sean Patrick should finish out the homestand on the roster as a catcher. Bryant Perdomo started Friday night's game.The Miners host Traverse City tonight and Sunday afternoon before heading to Kalamazoo (Mich.). Patrick was 0-for-2 at the plate Thursday night.ETC: The team held a 10 a.m. practice and took batting practice earlier than usual Friday. ... Griffin Bailey (1-0, 2.76 ERA) is scheduled to take the hill tonight for Southern Illinois against Ryan Gehring (4-6, 3.97) at 7:05. ... The Beach Bums were second in the league in attendance entering Friday's game but last in the Central Division at 25-34.

By Todd Hefferman, The Southern

Friday, July 27, 2007

Miners win 5-3

The Miners got the win tonight, Ralph Santana hit a home run, his 3rd of the year.

WP: Blomquist (3-6) LP: McClellan (4-5), Save: Hope (8)
(TRV) Orr 2RBI (33), Kalter RBI (27)

(SIL) Santana HR (3) 2RBI (37)
Miners are 30-30 and gained a half game on Kalamazoo for the last wild card spot.

Miners play Traverse City Sat. night at 7:05 pm at Rent One Park

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Miners lose 8-6

Metropoilos hit a home run, way to go Joey. we lost. We're now 29-30 and in a rut. We need to look into some stronger pitching. Some hitting would be nice, below .250 at 25+ games should be gone, 10+ errors at 25+ games, should be gone, era above 6 should be gone. And why is or was Chris hall batting 8th in the lineup when he is one of our best hitters. 8th? he's an rbi machine, maybe he should be in the 4 or 5 spot, but not 8. And yes, I can speak as someone who knows what he's talking about, I'm a Cubs fan, I know every way to lose their is. Our pitching is hurting us, stop the bleeding now, get rid of high era, no saves, no wins, too many er's. How many loses do we need to see some real changes. We trade 2 of our best pitchers, or at least good ones, when its pitching we need, Joey was a good pickup.

WP: DeValk (3-3) LP: Little (0-1) Save: Caldwell (2)

(KAL) Grose RBI (31), Carter RBI (49), Russell RBI (37), Brachold RBI (46)

(SIL) Metropoilos HR (1) 2RBI (2) Simon 2RBI (21), Keene RBI (20), Santana RBI (35)

The Miners play again at Rent One Park on Friday Night

Miners lose 15-2. Pinto, cut em up.

WP: Fogelson (5-6) LP: Hahn (3-3)

(KAL) Williams RBI (22), Ramos 2RBI (33), Carter RBI (48), Russell HR (10) 4RBI (37), Brachold 2RBI (45), Grose RBI (30), Brady RBI (7), Moron HR (4), 3RBI (26);

(SIL) Suttle 2RBI (9)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


The Miners traded left-handed relief pitcher Brian Logan to Gateway Tuesday. The Grizzlies sent starting pitcher Chris Little to Southern Illinois in the deal. Logan was 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA in 24 appearances for the Miners.
Joey Metropoulos was also acquired in trade action Monday, Joey seems to be a power hitter, I hope thats true, he plays 1B.

Bullpen coach activated: Sean Patrick, the Miners bullpen coach and an account executive for the club, will be activated as a catcher today for Southern Illinois. He is expected to be in the starting lineup for tonight's 7:05 p.m. game against Kalamazoo. Rob Wirth, the starting catcher, remains on the shelf with a wrist injury.
Pitcher Ryan Quigley broke his hand and was released because Pinto had no more room on the disabled list.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Miners lose to Kalamazoo 5-2

Miners lose 5-2.

New player Joey Metropolis had one of the 3 hits the Miners collected.

WP: Long (8-3) LP: Tisone (5-2) Save: Caldwell (1); (KAL) Russell 2RBI (33), Carter 2RBI (47), Brachold RBI (43);

(SIL) Hall 2RBI (34)

Miners play the Kings again tomm. night.

Miners trade all-stars Wooley, Logan

Taken from Justin Walker, Marion Daily Republican.

MARION -- Two of Southern Illinois' six all-stars will be gone Tuesday when the Miners take on the Kalamazoo Kings for the first time.
Miners manager Mike Pinto has traded righthanded starter Rob Wooley to the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association for a player to be named later and dealt lefthanded reliever Brian Logan to the Gateway Grizzlies in exchange for righthanded starter Chris Little.
Wooley, a former Milwaukee Brewers farmhand, leaves the Miners with a 4-2 record and 3.51 ERA after making 10 starts. He allowed 45 hits -- opponents batted just .228 against him -- but had 33 walks compared to 42 strikeouts in 51 1-3 innings.
Logan entered Monday's game with a 2.92 ERA after making a team-high 23 appearances. He gave up eight earned runs in 24 2-3 innings and struck out 29 batters while walking 21.
Logan pitched a perfect eighth inning Monday in the Miners' 5-2 win over River City.
Little has a 4-3 record this season, compiling 56 1-3 innings in 13 games, seven of them starts. He allowed just 20 earned runs for a 3.20 ERA -- ninth-best in the Frontier League after Sunday's games -- and gave up 31 hits, including just two home runs -- a remarkable number considering the Grizzlies play at hitter-friendly GCS Ballpark.
The Miners have faced Little five times this season and are responsible for two of his wins. In four relief appearances, the Miners managed just four hits and scored one run. In a start on July 2, Little went eight innings and gave up eight hits and three runs. He did not factor into the decision.
The 6-foot-3 hurler walked just eight batters in his 21 games this season while racking up 24 strikeouts. Opponents have batted .248 against him. Little has a 4.61 ERA in five minor league seasons.
Little will start for the Miners on Wednesday when they face Kalamazoo at Rent One Park.

I'll be at the game tonight

A very Important game and series against Kalamazoo for the last wild card spot. Go Miners. I'll be at the game, you'll hear me cheering on our Miners.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Miners win 5-2

In front of less than 4500 fans, The Miners took out River city 5-2. Chris Hall hit a Center Field bomb in the bottom of the 4th. Ralph Santana made a fantastic play diving on a broken bat drive that he made look easy. Also, Willie Keene made a great throw from left field. Koski is hurt, his wrist is still sore so he'll miss a few more games. They handed out Eric Vega baseball cards to the 1st 1000 fans at the game, but Vega was no longer a Miner, ooops.

WP: (SIL) Griffin Bailey, LP: (RIV) J.J. Pacella;
(SIL) Keene RBI, Hall RBI, HR, Santana RBI;

(RIV) Huff RBI

The Miners Play Kalamozoo Tue. at 7:05 pm

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Miners lose 2-1 at home

LP: (SIL) Brian Blomquist (2-6), WP: (RIV) Steve Brook (7-3); (RIV) Hendricks RBI (27); (SIL) Simon RBI (19)

The Miners are now 28-27, The Rascals and Miners are off on Sunday and will resume play against each other Monday night at 7:05 pm. J.J. Pacella (1-0) will throw for the Rascals and Griffin Bailey (0-0) goes for the Miners.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Miners lose 6-2 at Gateway

Southern IL Miners lost tonight 6-2 to a tough Gateway team, tonight was the last time the Miners will play in Sauget IL. this season. Chris Hall hit a huge solo shot in the 4th...

WP: Trevino (8-1); LP: Hahn (3-2); SI: Hall - Solo HR; GG: Holdren 3R HR, Armitage - 2R HR

9 hits but only 2 runs, wow. 2 hour 30 minute game time.
The Miners now play 8 home games, starting with River City Saturday night at Rent One Park

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Miners win 10-6 over Rival Gateway

The Miners signed a new pitcher today in Scott Holcomb 1-0, he did pitch tonight and get the win. Scott is a sidearm pitcher, but effective. Miners came out with a win, finally against Gateway, Rob Wirth's 3-run Homer in the 1st got it all started. Way to go Rob.
An Hour and a half Rain delay did not slow down the Miners.

WP: Holcomb (1-0); LP: McKinney (0-1); SV: Hummel (1) ; 1:24 Rain Delay;
SI: Wirth - 3R HR, Simon - RBI FC, Santana - RBI 2B, Beason - RBI 1B;

GG: Lisk - 2R HR, Sullivan - RBI BB, Dietz - RBI SAC, Saltzgaber - Solo HR, Holdren - Solo HR

Quigley -5 walks, a bunch of earned runs, not the best start, Logan did a better job keeping things under control.
Miners now have won 3 straight games, Way to go Miners. Rick Hummel came in for the save, his 2nd this year.

9.5 games behind Gateway. The Grizzles committed 5 errors, Merry July Christmas Miners.
3 hours 03 Min's game time, better than 5+ hours at home.

Beason 3-5 RBI Scanzano 3-4 3 runs.

Wild card Miners up 2.5 games on Kalamazoo for the spot.

The Miners play Gateway again Friday night in Sauget, IL. Go Miners!!!

Friends University Honors

Ten Falcons Earn KCAC Honors
Friends University Falcon baseball wrapped up the 2007 season with an overall record of 32-20 and a KCAC record of 17-7 good for a second place conference finish and a NAIA region IV tournament appearance.

Additionally, ten Falcons also earned all-KCAC honors for the 2007 season. Such awards include:

First Team
Seth Beason, 1B, SR, Newton, KS Southern IL Miner
Matt Braumberger, P, JR, Sudburg, Ontario

Second Team
Joel Boguki, 2B, SR, Sandy, UT
Lane Wolfer, SS, SO, Buhler, KS
Joe McCray, OF, SR, Haysville, KS
Ryan Pinkall, C, SR, Pratt, KS
Scott Holcomb, P, SR, Manor, TX Southern IL Miner
Mike Ponsole, DH, JR, St. Paul, MN

Honorable Mention
Jeff Finlay, OF, JR, Topeka, KS
Matt Mansfield, C, SR, Greeley, CO

Gold Glove Team
Seth Beason, 1B, SR, Newton, KS Southern IL Miner
Jeff Finlay, OF, JR, Topeka, KS
Ryan Pinkall, C, SR, Pratt, KS

Miners take 2 of 3 from Chillicothe

WP: Nick Tisone (5-1) LP: Johnson (6-3)

SIL: Santana 1B 2 RBIs, Scanzano 2-4 RBI, Keene 3-5 2B & 3B 3 Runs RBI, Victor 2-5 2 RBIs

CHC: Ng 2-4 Run

Way to go Miners!
The Miners now play a 2 game set at Gateway, (The Division leader) and a team we cannot seem to figure out. Pinto!!!! My advice, save hope for the 9th if we're leading, he's got Gateways number.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Miners beat Chillicothe for 1st time ever

The Miners beat Chillicothe for the 1st time this season, or ever for that matter tonight 6-4, Improving to 26-25 overall, 1 game ahead of Florence and Rockford for the Wild card Playoff spot.

SIL: Hope S @ CHC: McCullough (8th) SIL: Hall 2-3 2B 2 Runs, Kane 2-2 2B 2 RBIs, Scanzano 2-3 Run, Wirth 2B 2 RBIs, Koski 3B Run RBI
CHC: Garcia 3-4 2 Doubles Run, Rutgers 2-3 2 Runs, Storrer 2-3 2 RBIs

The Miners were slow on the offense tonight, scoring 2 runs in the 7th and 2 in the 8th, Koski's triple in the 8th was his 2nd of his Professional career. A 2-run double by Rob Wirth in the 7th was Robs 2nd double of the night. The Miners look to take 2 of 3 from the Paint, but are 4-10 overall in the month of July. Wednesday, the Paint again will host our Miners at 7:05 pm in Chillicothe, Ohio. Nick Tisone will go to the mound for the Miners, Brian Johnson will go for the Paint. Go Miners

Monday, July 16, 2007

Miners lose 7-3

WP: Marshall (2-2) LP: Blomquist (2-5) SIL: Scanzano 2 RBIs, Victor 3-4 2B CHC: Poterson 3-Run HR (7) 3 RBIs, Cantu HR (6) Run RBI, Thomas 2-4 2 RBIs, Cummins 3-3 HR (2) BB 2 Runs RB


With the release of Ryan Hanson over the all-star break, Rob Wirth is the only catcher listed on the Miners’ roster.Manager Mike Pinto said the team is not unprotected at that vital spot. Infielder Bryant Perdomo has college catching experience and Ralph Santana would be the emergency catcher.

Seth Beason Signed
Ryan Hanson Released

14 Innings for Miners 25th win

WP Travis Hope (3-3), LP Ryan Morrison (0-1); (FLO) Basham 3 RBI (40), Watson RBI (20), Lex RBI (20), Solatti RBI; (SIL) Koski RBI, Suttle RBI, Santana 2 RBI, Perdomo RBI, Hall RBI

Miners 10 Freedom 9

Miners play at Chillicothe next.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Miners lose 8-1

WP: Domingo Acosta (1-3) LP: Jon Qualls (2-3)

Friday, July 13, 2007

Miners win with walk-off hit in bottom of the 18th Inning.

Bottom of the 9th, 3-0 Florence leading, Its sort of raining, we got around 3-4 hits total. People start going home, We fight, kick, scream and end up scoring 3 runs and loading the bases in the bottom of the 9th and had a chance to win it then. Nick Tisone did a tremendous job pitching throughout the game, going through 5 innings while giving up no hits.
We signed a new player today, Seth Beason, From Friends University, he batted in the bottom of the 9th with the bases loaded, and 2 outs, but struck out, Stats coming soon. WOW, what a catch in the bottom of the 11th by the Florence center fielder on a Eric Suttle Center field drive that was well hit, and even better caught. ESPN Top 10, I promise folks. Chris Hall and Mike Pinto both got ejected in the top of the 9th, Hall said something to his pitcher that the Ump did not like, then Pinto came in and got face to face with the Ump and got the toss. Travis Hope, A Marion Native, got his 1st professional at-bat walking in the bottom of the 13th inning, Then striking out 2 in the top of the 14th for a perfect showing. Hope in the 15th had another good outing taking them down 1-2-3.

Mike Scanzano went 6-8 with 2 RBI. Including the walk off double winning hit and 1 walk. Way to go Mike.

Ralph Santana went 4-8 with 1 RBI.

(FLO) Grogan RBI (28), Holland RBI (27), Perez RBI (5); (SIL) Scanzano 2RBI (11), Santana RBI (26), Suttle RBI (7); WP: Hahn (3-1) LP: Janszen (2-4); Scanzano GW RBI

Bryant Perdomo batted in the bottom of the 15th with 1-out and the bases loaded, but grounded into a double play to end the inning.

Suttle had a nice outfield assit in the 17th inning to home plate for the 2nd putout of the frame. Hahn struck out the Florence hitter to end the top of the 17th..

The Miners are now 24-23 and will host the Freedom again Tonight, (Sat. Night) at 7:05 pm

Thursday, July 12, 2007

South Dominant In All-Star Game

The South squad defeated their counterparts from the North 11-3 tonight at a sold-out Champion Window Field in Florence, KY. Hometown hero Reggie Watson was the MVP of the game with a double, two triples and three runs scored. Gateway’s Dustin Roberts and River City’s Bobby Mosby both homered for the winning side. Toro Trevino of the Grizzlies got the win while the Wild Things’ Aaron Ledbetter took the loss.

15TH ANNUAL ALL-STAR GAME Alex Gamez Memorial MVP Award: Reggie Watson (South) 3-4, 2 triples,double, 3 runs scored, 3 RBI WP: Toro Trevino LP: Aaron Ledbetter North: Nathan Messner 2-3; South: Dustin Roberts: 1-3, HR Bobby Mosby 1-1,

Monday, July 9, 2007

Miners lose 11-6

Miners are at .500 at the All-Star break.

WP: Jason Bowlin (4-1) LP: Jon Qualls (2-2) HR- FLO: Basham 3 (8) Grogran (5)

The Miners are now 23-23 and now have 3 days off.

We scored 20 runs

Yep, you read that right, we scored 20 runs, the most we've scored in a single game ever. Pinto must of said something threatening, like cuts are coming, ect. anyway we beat up Florence 20-10 to pull above .500 again at 23-22. Stats are coming.

Game two of a three game series turned into a slugfest at Champion Window Field. Domingo Acosta got the call for the Freedom.
The Freedom got the scoring started in the first, beginning with a Ryan Basham RBI single. Four more runs came across, and the Freedom led 5-0. The Miners struck back with five runs of their own in the second, and the game was tied at five. Tim Grogan doubled in two more runs in the Freedom half of the second, and they led 7-5. Southern Illinois continued their offensive output, scoring four in the top of the third. The Freedom tried to match that effort, scoring two runs in the third. That was all the Freedom offense could muster, and they lost by a final score of 20-11.
The Miners will wrap up the series tomorrow afternoon at Champion Window Field at 12:35 PM against the Freedom. That will lead into the All-Star game, which will take place at Champion Window Field on Wednesday

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Miners lose again

We lost........7-3

WP: Josh Bruns (3-0) LP: Robert Wooley (4-2) Florence Manager Jamie Keefe passes Roger Hanners for 2nd place in FL All-Time wins list with his 304th career victory

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mike!!!! Time to cut.

We lost again, in extra innings, 5-3. What else can I say, we can't seem to pull it together without Tim Dorn.

(CHL) Koenig RBI (21), Thomas RBI (21), Richardson RBI (2)), Cummins 2RBI (9); (SIL) Victor HR (4) RBI (13), Koski RBI (6); WP: Ryan Flanigan ((3-1) LP: Travis Hope (2-3)

Friday, July 6, 2007

6th Miner added to ALL-STAR team!

The managers for the North and South teams have announced their All-Star additions and coaching staffs to their respective rosters for the 15th Annual Frontier League All-Star Game to be played at Champion Window Field on Wednesday July 11th in Florence, Kentucky.
North Manager Andy Haines of the Windy City ThunderBolts has added the following
:OF – Roberto Valiente – Rockford OF – Josh Carter – Kalamazoo RHP – Ian Heisel – Washington RHP – Anthony Rebyanski – Windy City Coach – Greg Jelks – Slippery Rock Coach – Brendan Sagara – Windy City Coach – Ronnie Deck – Windy City Coach – Mike Kashirsky – Windy City
South Manager Phil Warren of the Gateway Grizzlies has added the following
:C – Josh Lex – Florence RHP – Nick Dunning – Florence RHP – Brandon Kellbach – Gateway LHP – Brian Logan – Southern Illinois Coach – Jamie Keefe – Florence Coach – Randy Martz – Gateway Coach – Darren Kinsolving – Gateway
For more information on the Frontier League All-Star Game, please contact the Florence Freedom at 859-594-4487 or the Frontier League Office at 618-667-8000.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Miners lose 1-0

After striking out 2 in the bottom of the 9th the Paints shutout and beat the Miners 1-0 The Miners are now 22-20 and play the Paints again at Rent One Park on Friday.

(CHL) Cantu SacFly RBI (30); WP: Bryan Johnson (5-2); LP: Brian Blomquist (2-5)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


That's all I can say, well maybe not. We were up 4-0 for the longest time, The Paints loaded the bases, then unloaded them. now 4-4, They added another run and flat out out pitched us through the 7th, 8th, 9th for the win. The fireworks were not the best, but were OK. Koski in center field is amazing, his defense is great, I bet our right fielder never touched a ball ALL night, Kevin had a load of plays. We lost 5-4 by the way.

SIL) Suttle 2RBI (5), Wirth RBI (23), Koski RBI (5); (CHL) Garcia HR (6) RBI (31); Sobel RBI (5); WP: Flanigan (2-1) LP: Qualls (2-1)

I'll be at the game tonight.

Miners host Chillicothe Paints tonight at 7:05 pm followed by fireworks. Go Miners.

Miners lose 4-3

The same score as the night before, a different result? NO. the same result, you've got to be kidding me, lets get rid of Gateway, they own us, we can not seem to get the better of them.

WP: Rainey (1-0); LP: Hope (2-2); GG: Breyman Solo HR (10): 46th Career HR breaks Grizzlies All-Time Record, Roberts Solo HR (12), Holdren Solo HR (12), Paula Walk-Off Single; SI: Koski - RBI Single

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

5 Players chose for All-Star game from the Miners

Ralph Santana – Southern Illinois 3B
Chris Hall – Southern Illinois SS
Mike Scanzano – Southern INF
Rob Wirth – Southern Illinois C
Robbie Wooley – Southern Illinois P -

Way to go guys!!!!!!

Champion Window Field in Florence, Kentucky on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at 7:25 P.M.

Tim Dorn Hit's 1st Homerun for The Swing

.269 avg 1 hr 5 rbi's 5 runs 7 hits 13 tb's 3 walks 9 strikeouts for Tim Dorn.
HR: Dorn (1, 6th inning off Renaud, 0 on, 0 out).

Way To GO TIM!!!!

Miners lose heartbreaker to Gateway 4-3

WP: Hertel (4-1); LP: Hummel (2-1); Greg Andrews 2-Run HR (5); Rob Wirth Solo HR (2);

Eric Beck hit a walk-off single to beat the Miners in the bottom of the 9th Inning. Ouch, we have bad luck against Gateway, they just own us. period, Lets focus on our pitching and we'll be fine. We did excellent, but came up short.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Breaking News from Miners Camp!

Danny Almonte and Chris Mcgraw have been cut to make room for Ryan Quigley and Griffin Bailey..The Almonte cut is a major deal because of the ESPN story about Almonte. Almonte was featured in a ESPN storyline about Teens who are forced and pushed to play sports and what they are doing now.

Thank you Justin Walker from the Marion Daily for the Information. Pick up your copy of the Marion Daily for more Information on this and many other Miners Events.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Miners Shutout by Rascals 7-0

The Miners high powered, 20+ hits in a single game cant score 1 run against a team who's got 13 overall wins? Way to go Chris. wow, Great pitching and some cool defense leads to the 2nd shutout in a week of the Miners now 22-16 overall..

A day after being shut out by the Southern Illinois Miners at Rent One Stadium, the River City Rascals returned home and returned the favor by shutting out the Miners 7-0.
The Rascals jumped on top in the third on a two run homer by Bobby Mosby and added another run on Mosby’s RBI double in the fifth. Andy Bettis’ double and Brad Hough’s single accounted for three more in the seventh. Phil Laurent drove in the final run in the eighth with an RBI single, his fourth hit of the game.
Laurent had three singles and a double, Mosby a single, double and home run, and Bettis two singles and a double.Chris Clem scattered five hits and allowed only one Miner to reach third base. He struck out nine Southern Illinois hitters while walking two and hitting one. It was the first win of the season for Clem, who saw his ERA drop from 6.46 to 5.25. Ryan Quigley made his first start for the Miners and took the loss.

WP: Chris Clem (1-3) LP: Ryan Quigley (0-1) RIV: Bobby Mosby - 3-5, HR (11), 2B, 3 RBI Chris Clem - CG, SO, 5 H, 9 K, 3 BB

Miners Shutout Rascals 4-0

(SIL) Suttle HR (1) 2RBI; Hall RBI (24), Simon RBI (15);

WP: Brian Blomquist (2-3) LP: Brody Taylor (0-2)
The Miners won behind some good pitching tonight, and clutch hitting. The Miners signed a new pitcher today, Ryan ? He will be starting Sunday's game. We had to cut someone but I don't know who yet. Sorry for the lack of Information, I worked late Saturday night. Southern Illinois at River City Sunday.

go_rascals said,
on July 1st, 2007 at 9:56 am
I made the game Saturday. Both times I have been to Rent One Stadium the Miners shut out their opponents.
Blomquist scattered four singles, and got some great defense. Center fielder Kevin Koski would have been on “Web Gems” if ESPN covered the Frontier League. In the fourth he raced to his right and made a diving grab of a Bobby Mosby fly ball at the juncture between the warning track and the outfield wall. Shortstop Mike Scanzano threw out two Rascals runners from the edge of the outfield grass.
The Rascals hitters were pressing and Blomquist got a lot of first-pitch outs. In the fifth and again in the seventh he needed only five pitches to dispatch River City. He was with the Rascals in training camp so he had to love shutting them down.
Rascals lefty starter Brody Taylor had something that led the Miners to run all over him. I don’t know if he wasn’t paying attention to the runners or what, but runners on first ran on him four times in the first three innings, Ryan Kane was safe twice, Ralph Santana was thrown out by catcher Ken Lup, and Scott Simon went to second when Scanzano grounded out. Scanzano stole a base in the sixth. I guess Taylor finally started paying attention in the seventh. Koski led off with a single and Taylor caught him breaking for second for a 1-3-6 put out. Santana then singled, and a fan near us yelled “You may get the rookie that way but you won’t get Santana!” He was wrong, as Santana was retired the very same way.
This may have been the shortest nine inning Frontier League game I have ever seen at two hours, three minutes. After the recent spate of three and a half hour marathons the short game was welcome.