CLINTON — The Central Illinois Revolution’s first double header was a home appearance for the team.
This first meeting of the season was with the Canton Crushers. In the first game of the afternoon, Canton took the early lead with run in the second inning. The Revolution then took over in the fourth inning on several hits, walks, and steals to score 8 runs in the inning.
The Revolution then had to hold on as the Crushers slowly edged back into the game with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings and two runs in the seventh to come up short on their end with an 8-5 loss to the Revolution.
Ryan Yeakley pitched four innings allowing one hit and one run with nine strikeouts and got the win for the Revolution. Dominic Graves earned the save while Garrett Wayne, Conner Moore and Michael Oswald also did stints on the mound in relief.
The second game with the Crushers was more challenging for the Revolution.
The opposition took the early lead with 2 runs in the top of the first inning, which the Revolution surpassed with 4 runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.
The Revolution then proceeded to add three insurance runs in the second inning and two more in the fourth. In the fifth inning the Revolution felt secure by adding one more run to lead 10-2.
Then the bottom dropped as the Crushers rallied for 9 runs in the sixth inning to take a 11-10 lead.
Fortunately they were up to the task ahead in this game as they rebounded from the attack with 7 runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth to retake and hold a 17-11 lead and win.
The Crushers were held scoreless in the seventh inning. Michael Oswald was the starting pitcher for the Revolution and pitched three innings. Ryan Campbell then came on in relief for two and a third innings when he was relieved by Chase Ditchen, who finished the game and was the winning pitcher.
The Revolution won 17-11 to take their record to 2-0 for the season.