Washington Shuts Out Joliet for 2nd Time in 2022 to Even Set

Saturday, July 9, 2022
By Joel Zellem
Washington Shuts Out Joliet for 2nd Time in 2022 to Even Set

WASHINGTON, Pa. (July 9) – The Washington Wild Things (33-17) bested the Joliet Slammers (25-26) to even the series by twirling the team’s sixth shutout of the season and winning 3-0.

Foster was off to a great start as he struck out three of the first four batters from the Slammers line up. Johnston didn’t’ have the same luck as Washington’s left fielder Jared Mang crushed a home run out to left field to put the Things up 1-0 in the bottom of the first.

The scoring halted until the bottom of the fifth inning when Mang hit a line drive right into center field to bring home shortstop Nick Ward home from second base to make it 2-0. In the bottom of the seventh second baseman Scotty Dubrule grabbed a base hit and an RBI bringing home catcher Matt Phipps to increase the Wild Things lead to 3-0.

Foster worked six scoreless innings with six strikeouts for the win, his second, before Dan Kubiuk struck out two in a scoreless inning and Kenny Pierson struck out three of the four he faced in the eighth for a scoreless outing. Lukas Young came and picked up two strike outs to end the middle game.

The series tied 1-1 and the deciding game is tomorrow at 5:35 p.m. It’s another PA Virtual Kids Eat Free Sunday and Christmas In July presented by Grandpa Joe’s. Tickets are available at wildthingstickets.com.