06/22/2017 2:34 PM
WHITING, Ind. -- The Northwest Indiana Oilmen will host the Southland Vikings at Oil City Stadium Thursday on Miller Pint Night.
NWI’s Joe Graziano (Butler/Schererville, Ind.) vs. Southland’s
Brandon Thomas (Prairie State/ Chicago, Ill.)
MILLER PINT NIGHT
Today is Thirsty Thursday and Miller Pint Night which means all domestic Miller Lite Pints are only $2.
LAST TIME OUT
The Northwest Indiana Oilmen defeated the Bloomington Bobcats, 9-8, on June 21 at
Oil City Stadium. In the victory, Tommy Farrell (Illinois-Chicago/Chicago, Ill.) went
3-6 at the plate and driving in two of the nine Oilmen runs. New Oilmen player Daniel
Torres (Saint Leo/South Bend, Ind.) went 2-4 in his debut including an RBI double.
On the mound Max Franklin (Heartland CC/Chicago Heights, Ill.) lasted just three
innings and allowing four earned runs. Brian Jestice (Evansville/Hoffman Estates, Ill.)
rebounded after a rough start against Bloomington on June 15. Jestice threw four strong
scoreless innings while striking out four.
SCOUTING THE VIKINGS
The Vikings were defeated 6-3 by Joliet on June 21. The Vikings have been struggling
as of late, dropping seven out of eight since June 9. The only victory they have during
that stretch is a 9-3 victory on June 17 against the Oilmen. The Vikings are led by JackGainer and Trey Polewski, both hitting over .370.
The Oilmen are led by Amir Wright (Griffith, Ind./Kentucky Wesleyan), who is
hitting .409, 27 hits, four doubles, two triples, 16 runs scored and 15 RBI. On the
mound, NWI is led by Blake Marks (Gardner, Ill./Lewis), who owns a 1.06 ERA in 17
innings pitched, a 3-0 record with one save and has 22 strikeouts.
The Oilmen lead the all-time series between the two clubs, 27-26, including
Southland winning the most recent meeting 9-3 at Oil City Stadium on June 17.
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