JACKSONVILLE — On Wednesday, June 24, The Central Illinois Revolution (home based in Clinton) played their last two games of he Jacksonville Tournament, a double-header with the Central States Spikes from the Tolono area.
The early game saw both teams battling hard for offense as the pitching on both sides was very good. The game went through three and one half innings before a run was plated.
In the bottom of the fourth inning the Spikes were able to get two hits and with good base running, scored two runs. The Revolution could not match the feat in the fifth so took the 2-0 loss for their sixth of the season. Logan Peterson got the start for the Revolution and matched the Spikes pitching for 3 1/3 innings until the two runs were scored. Peterson took the loss. Dominic Graves was 1-2 at the plate to lead the Revolutions struggling offense.
In the second game of the two games, it was as if the Revolution found their AHA moment. The almost dormant offense of the Revolution found a spark in the embers of their previous games and rose like the Phoenix from the ashes.
The foray began in the bottom of the first inning when a sacrifice fly by Logan Peterson brought in the first of two runs in the inning. Then in the fourth inning the Spikes brought a run in to close the gap in the score, but the Revolution struck back in the bottom of the fourth with an answer of two more runs, and then held for the final inning.
The Revolution won its first game of the season 4-1 to finish out the Jacksonville Tournament.
Drew Stacy, Jacob Rogers, and Michael Oswald each collected a hit in the game to power the Revolution to the win. Stacy started the pitching duties for the Revolution, going one inning - allowing no hits, no runs and striking out one. Caleb Foster then took over the pitching duties surrendering one run on two hits while striking out two.
Michael Oswald came on in relief for the final inning recording the last three outs. Foster got the win and Oswald the save for the Revolution. The Revolution are now 1-6 for the season with one home double-header and three more tournaments to play.