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NWI Looks To Keep Ball Rolling Against Lakers

07/24/2013 12:26 PM -
Northwest Indiana Oilmen (26-13, 20-12)
vs Michigan City Lakers (Exhibition)
July 24, 2013 • 7:10 p.m. (CT) • Whiting, IN
Radio: AM 1230 WJOB
Internet: (UStream)
Eleven-Run Inning Helps NWI Sweep Rockford
The Oilmen, down 6-1 in the sixth inning of Game 2 of their doubleheader against Rockford, flipped the script completely, plating a franchise-record 11 runs in the frame against three pitchers and bulldozing their way to a sweep, winning 12-6 against the Foresters at Oil City Stadium.
NWI finished two batters shy of batting around twice in just the sixth alone, and were buoyed by five walks in addition to their seven hits in the inning. Rashawn Tillman, Leiff Clarkson, Nick Bartolone, Jack Czeszewski, Ty Hogan and Craig Austgen all drove in runs in the big inning, with the deciding blow coming on Austgen’s bases-clearing double that put NWI ahead for good.
The previous franchise record for runs in an inning was eight, achieved three times by last season’s MCL title team.
In Game 1, Andy Wellwerts (4-2) tossed a complete-game, seven-inning shutout to best the Foresters 5-0. Anthony Bova scored two runs for NWI, while Leiff Clarkson and Nick Saldutti each drove in two runs.
NWI is now a perfect 6-0 against Rockford this season, with the teams meeting up for one final time in 2013 on Thursday evening, the final regular season home game for the Oilmen.
Closing Time
The MCL season may be winding down, but there are plenty more games to be played. The Oilmen sit two games back of the first-place DuPage County Hounds entering play on Wednesday, with Lexington and Southland both within 2.5 games of NWI.
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