08/02/2022 8:34 AM -
Carol Stream Ill.- In a game with playoff implications on the line the offenses of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen and Joliet Generals came out firing on all cylinders Monday night.
The Generals would out duel the Oilmen 11-8 in a contest with 19 total hits. The loss will prolong the opportunity for the Oilmen to clinch a spot in the Northern League postseason. Offensively the Oilmen were able to rack up four extra base hits.
“We were aggressive in hitters counts,'' Oilmen assistant coach Matt Vitulli said. “We were looking to damage with the ball rather than just make contact.”
For the Oilmen Cain Headrick led the way hitting for three legs of the cycle. The left fielder contributed a single, double, and crushed a home run in the fourth inning. He would finish with four runs scored and two runs driven in.
“He’s got a very good swing. He was hitting and attacking pitches that he could handle.” Vitulli said.
The Generals were able to capitalize on quick innings in the seventh, eighth, and ninth by retiring nine of the final ten Oilmen hitters to capture the win and move into third place in the Northern League standings.
It will be a quick turnaround against a tough opponent as the Oilmen will host the Lake County Corn Dogs at Oil City Stadium on Tuesday at 7:10 P.M. The game will be streamed across all platforms of the Oilmen broadcast network.