Aug 28, 2022 – Frontier League (FL) – Florence Y’alls Press Release
EVANSVILLE, IN – Florence scored six unanswered runs to start the game, including four runs in the first inning, and outscored the Evansville Otters 8-5 on Sunday afternoon at Bosse Field.
Florence scored the first run of the game in all matchups against the Otters this weekend. They have won five of the nine games against Evansville this season with one series to go, and most games have been close. More than half of the contests have been decided by three races or less. Today’s victory snaps Evansville’s five-game winning streak.
The Y’alls wasted no time getting to Evansville starter Justin Watland. Axel Johnson had an RBI hit in the first inning, and the other three runs scored on either a fielder’s choice or a pitched hit with the bases loaded. Ray Zuberer and Cooper Edwards added RBI singles in the second and third innings, respectively, to claim the early 6-0 lead.
After an Elijah MacNamee homer in the fourth inning, an RBI double by Luke Harper and an RBI single by Alberti Chavez in the fifth extended the Y’alls lead to 8-1. The Otters made it interesting down the stretch with a run in sixth, two in seventh and another in eighth, but they couldn’t finish the comeback effort. Joe Dougherty closed the door in the ninth inning for his eighth save of the season.
Jonaiker Villalobos pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs, striking out four Otters in the winning effort. Watland lasted just two innings for Evansville and allowed five runs (four earned). Tyler Spring and Kevin Davis each pitched three innings of relief for the Otters.
With away games in the rearview mirror, Florence is aiming for a stay at home to wrap up the 2022 Frontier League regular season. After tomorrow’s day off, the Y’alls welcome back Joliet Tuesday through Thursday, followed by Evansville again over the weekend. The first pitch against the Slammers on Tuesday night, a $2 Tuesday, is scheduled for 6:32 pm EDT at Thomas More Stadium.
The Florence Y’alls are Northern Kentucky’s professional baseball team and are proud members of the independent Frontier League, an MLB Associate League. With a determined focus on entertaining our fans, the Y’alls provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Your home games are played at Thomas More Stadium, located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence, Kentucky. The Y’alls return home Tuesday to play the Joliet Slammers. More details can be found online at florenceyalls.com or by phone at (859) 594-4487.
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