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Oilmen Travel to Joliet for Late-Afternoon Date with Admirals

06/29/2014 4:23 AM -

Northwest Indiana Oilmen (13-7, 11-6)
at Joliet Admirals (4-14)

June 29, 2014 • Approx. 4:30 p.m. • Joliet, Ill.
Radio: AM 1230 WJOB

For Starters
Sunday’s game will be a unique situation as the Oilmen and Admirals participate in the second game of a doubleheader at Wayne King Junior Field on the campus of Joliet Junior College. The Admirals host the Chicago Zephyrs in a game that begins at 1 p.m. The Oilmen game will start 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Oilmen/Zephyrs game.

Inside the Oilmen
The Oilmen have won back-to-back games, playing sound baseball in Friday’s 5-0 win over DuPage County and Saturday’s 7-1 triumph over the Zephyrs. Keith Mahler tossed seven quality innings on Saturday, allowing only one run on five hits to pick up the victory. Andrew Jackson worked a scoreless frame in relief, extending his scoreless innings streak to 5 2/3 to start the season. Larry Crisler became the second player in Oilmen history to steal home. The previous time an Oilmen swiped the plate was Elliot Bajda on July 8, 2012 in an 8-4 victory over the Southland Vikings.

Inside the Admirals
The Admirals will be completing a long day of baseball when they face off with the Oilmen. Joliet is presented with the challenge of playing two consecutive nine-inning games with only 30 minutes of rest between games. The Admirals snapped a 10-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the Oilmen on Thursday night, but have since suffered a 5-1 defeat to Lexington on Saturday.

About the Matchup
When Joliet recorded an 8-2 victory on Thursday night, it was just the second time in franchise history that the Rockford/Joliet franchise had defeated the Oilmen. The Oilmen had won 12 straight head-to-head matchups with the Foresters/Admirals and were 13-1 overall against the team.

Around the League
The Lexington Snipes are now the hottest team in the Midwest Collegiate League, having won seven straight games after Saturday’s 5-1 triumph over the Admirals. The Snipes and Oilmen both moved within three games of the first-place Hounds on Saturday as DuPage County suffered a 19-8 loss to Southland on Saturday. This was the most runs the Hounds had allowed in game since a 22-10 loss to the Oilmen on July 6, 2012.

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