Official Site of the

Evansville Otters

2006 & 2016 Frontier League Champions

Call 812.435.8686

Stay Connected With The Otters

Connect to the Otters on Facebook Connect to the Otters on Twitter Connect to the Otters on Instagram SIgn-up for Newsletter

RECAP: Duval’s pitching, Phillips’ grand slam powers Otters over Thunderbolts

The Otters begin a three-game series at Traverse City on Friday. Live coverage can be heard on WUEV 91.5 FM.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Dane Phillips pushed Evansville ahead with a grand slam, leading to an Otters 6-5 victory over the Windy City Thunderbolts.

 
Evansville struck in the second with a Brandon Soat RBI single, giving the Otters a 1-0 lead.
 
Windy City scored two runs off Evansville starter Max Duval in the fourth when Larry Balkwill hit a two-run home run to left, giving the Thunderbolts a 2-1 lead.
 
The score would remain the same until the seventh, when the Otters rallied.
 
Thunderbolts starter Kyle Von Ruden retired Soat and Chris Sweeney to begin the inning but Xyruse Martinez extended the frame for Evansville by reaching on a Windy City error.
 
John Schultz then singled and Josh Allen walked to load the bases for Evansville. Phillips hit a 2-2 pitch over the right field wall, giving the Otters a 5-2 lead.
 
Sweeney added insurance for Evansville, hitting an RBI single that scored Soat in the eighth to make the score 6-2.
 
Windy City would strike for three runs in the top of the ninth but a ground out ended the threat and the game.
 
Duval had a quality game on the mound and received the win. He went eight innings and tied a season-high with 10 strikeouts. The right-hander allowed two earned runs off three hits and a walk.
 
Von Ruden took the loss for Windy City, giving up five runs–one earned–off seven hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and was responsible for the Phillips’ grand slam.
 
Next up, the Evansville Otters hit the road for a three-game series at the Traverse City Beach Bums this weekend.
 
Fans can listen live on 91.5 FM WUEV. Lucas Corley (play-by-play) will provide coverage.
 
Subscriptions for ODN are now on sale and more information can be found at evansvilleotters.com.
 
Tickets for June 13-15 are still available by going to evansvilleotters.com or calling 812-435-8686.
 
Tuesday, June 13, the Otters will celebrate Olympic Day with a $2 Tuesday with tickets and select concession items just $2. Wednesday, Evansville celebrates Marvin Gray on Flag Day with a collectible poster going to the first 1,000 fans. The series concludes with a Bud Light Thirsty Thursday. All game times are 6:35 p.m.
 
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions. Group packages and season tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call 812-435-8686.


Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

Browse by Month »

May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
October 2013
September 2013
February 2013
October 2012
May 2012
April 2012
January 2012
December 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
December 2010
September 2010
July 2010
October 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
January 2009
December 2008
October 2008