Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Rascals Sweep Slammers in Twin Bill

Rascals Sweep Slammers in Twin Bill

O'FALLON, Mo. -- The River City Rascals swept their doubleheader over the Joliet Slammers on Wednesday night, winning the opener 6-1 and the nightcap 3-1 at CarShield Field. Nolan Meadows had three hits in Game 1, a homer and two doubles, while Zach Lavy drove in three total runs on the night, including the go-ahead RBIs in Game 2.

In Game 1, Lavy got the Rascals on the board in the second with a run-scoring double. Meadows made it 3-0 with a two-run blast in the third. The Rascals then scored three more in the fifth, on a sacrifice fly from Braxton Martinez and a two-run shot from Kameron Esthay. The Slammers scored their lone run in the sixth, an RBI single from Harrison Bragg.

Brendan Feldmann (6-1) pitched his fourth complete game of the season, allowing one run over seven innings. He struck out eight without issuing a walk. Keegan Long (3-10) took the loss, allowing six runs over 4 1/3 innings.

In Game 2, neither team scored until the fourth, when Jacob Crum put the Slammers on the board with an RBI fielder's choice. The lead was short-lived, however, as the Rascals responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the frame, all with two outs. Zach Lavy hit a two-run single and Alvin Swoope drew a bases-loaded walk. Rascals reliever Andrew Vernon worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, while closer Jason Zgardowski pitched a scoreless seventh to earn his 11th save of the season.

Rascals starter Austin Dubsky took a no-decision, allowing one run over four innings with five strikeouts. Anthony Herrera (3-2) earned the win, pitching a clean seventh inning. Wes Albert (1-2) took the loss, allowing three runs over 3 2/3 innings.

The Rascals (51-36) will look for the series sweep over the Slammers (38-48) in tomorrow night's finale. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. CDT.

Rascals Go Out On Top
September 15, 2019 Rascals Go Out On Top
Rascals Fall in Game 4
September 14, 2019 Rascals Fall in Game 4
Rascals Take FLCS Opener
September 10, 2019 Rascals Take FLCS Opener
Rascals Complete FLDS Sweep
September 6, 2019 Rascals Complete FLDS Sweep
Rascals Win Game 2 Thriller
September 5, 2019 Rascals Win Game 2 Thriller
Rascals Blanked in Finale
September 1, 2019 Rascals Blanked in Finale
Rascals Wallop Wild Things
August 28, 2019 Rascals Wallop Wild Things
Rascals Clobbered in Finale
August 25, 2019 Rascals Clobbered in Finale
Rascals Roll In Finale
August 18, 2019 Rascals Roll In Finale
Rascals Blasted in Finale
August 8, 2019 Rascals Blasted in Finale
Rascals Shutout in Finale
August 4, 2019 Rascals Shutout in Finale
Rascals Blank Crushers
August 3, 2019 Rascals Blank Crushers
Rascals Fall in Opener
July 29, 2019 Rascals Fall in Opener
Kaczor Signed By Rockies
July 24, 2019 Kaczor Signed By Rockies
Rascals Fall In Finale
July 4, 2019 Rascals Fall In Finale
Freeman Signs With Ducks
June 21, 2019 Freeman Signs With Ducks
Reds Sign Byrd
June 17, 2019 Reds Sign Byrd
Sunday's Game Postponed
June 16, 2019 Sunday's Game Postponed
Rascals Win Finale 4-1
June 13, 2019 Rascals Win Finale 4-1
Cardinals Sign Roach
June 13, 2019 Cardinals Sign Roach
Brewers Sign Sigman
June 12, 2019 Brewers Sign Sigman
Rascals Fall in Finale
June 9, 2019 Rascals Fall in Finale
Rascals Game Suspended
June 5, 2019 Rascals Game Suspended
May 21, 2019 MAY 21 CANCELED
Rascals Office Open
November 13, 2018 Rascals Office Open