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Roundup: Joliet Slammers to offer Tuesday deals for reserved seats

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:25 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014 4:39 p.m. CST

JOLIET – The Joliet Slammers, presented by ATI Physical Therapy, announced that $2 Tuesdays are returning for every Tuesday home game this season. For just $2, fans can receive a reserved seat ticket.

“We think that our tickets offer a great value to fans, but we want to take it a step further on Tuesdays and make Silver Cross Field and the Slammers the place to be on Tuesday night,” said Slammers general manager Chris Franklin, a 1999 Morris Community High School graduate.

In addition to the $2 tickets, the Slammers will also offer additional $2 concession and merchandise deals Tuesdays throughout the season. Tuesday games begin at 7:05 p.m. and include: May 27, June 10, June 17, July 22, August 12, Aug. 19, Aug. 26, and Sept. 2. Kids can run the bases after each game.

The Joliet Slammers presented by ATI Physical Therapy play at Silver Cross Field in downtown Joliet and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League. The Frontier League is a 14-team league entering its 22nd season of play in 2014. For information, visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287.

BASEBALL

Class 1A Serena Regional:Dwight knocked off Newark, 10-3, on Monday to advance to Wednesday’s 4:30 p.m. semifinal against top-seeded Somonauk. Aaron Wyllie had a field day at the plate, recording four hits, including thee doubles, and two RBIs. Ryan Gaston hit a grand slam, while Connor Gantzert had a double and an RBI. Winning pitcher Owen Pulver struck out five and allowed just one hit in three innings. He got relief help from Chris Peck, Gaston, Gantzert and Peter Hansen. Newark, which finishes 14-11, got two hits from Matt Eike (double) and Ty Mulligan.

Morris sophomores 10-11, Reed-Custer 0-1: In Saturday’s doubleheader, Colton Akre struck out eight in five innings for Morris in the opener. Andy Peters went 3 for 4 with a run, while Lucas Bledsoe hit a grand slam. In the second game, Bledsoe and Matt Shaw combined for the win in the mound, while Kenny Graman (double) and Josh Lawson each had two hits. Taggert Tesdal had a double and an RBI.

SOFTBALL

Class 1A Newark Regional:Top-seeded Newark routed Hinckley-Big Rock, 19-2, on Tuesday. Winning pitcher Shelby Hoddy struck out eight and allowed just three hits. Hoddy (double, triple), Kristine Zitt (double, triple) and Caroline Erickson were each 3 for 4 for the Norsemen (14-7), while Mozelle Kempiak was 2 for 2. Newark advances to play the winner of Wednesday’s Somonauk-Aurora Christian game Saturday at 11 a.m.

Class 1A Grant Park Regional: Emily Foley was just one error away from a perfect game Tuesday as top-seeded Gardner-South Wilmington cruised to a 16-0 win over Chicago St. Francis de Sales. Foley struck out 12 and had two of GSW’s 14 hits as well as three RBIs. Maranda Residori had a double, a three-run homer and four RBIs in her three hits, while Lexi Posing (triple, 2 RBIs) and Sophie Barna (2 RBIs) also had three hits. Kylie King had two hits, including a three-run homer. GSW (18-6) moves on to play the winner of Wednesday’s Grant Park vs. Illinois Lutheran game Saturday at 11 a.m.

Class 2A St. Bede Regional:Seneca downed Bureau Valley, 14-0. Sarah Radtke led the Irish (20-14) with three hits, including a pair of three-run homers, and an RBI double to go 3 for 3 with seven RBIs. Karlie Cade also had three hits in support of Rachel Sangston, who threw a one-hit shutout. Seneca will play for the regional title Saturday at 11 a.m. against Wednesday’s Spring Valley Hall vs. Princeton winner.

Minooka 10, Plainfield North 1: Marissa Burns sparked the offense for Minooka (16-10, 10-3 Southwest Prairie) with a grand slam. Geri Westerhoff and Caroline Brown also homered, while Jordyn Larsen was 3 for 4 with a double. Winning pitcher Meghan Quirk hit a pair of doubles as well.

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