07/30/2022 11:03 PM -
Crown Point Ind.- If there is one guarantee in matchups between the Northwest Indiana Oilmen and the Lake County Corn Dogs it would be that the ballgame isn’t over until the final out is recorded.
This would prove to be the case again on Saturday when the Corn Dogs shut the door on a late Oilmen comeback attempt to snag a 5-4 win. The Corn Dogs struck first with two runs in the fourth inning but the Oilmen would get on the board with a pair in the sixth. Those runs came off Corn Dog reliever Peyton Olejnik who struck out the side in his previous inning. A lead off single from David Marshall (Downers Grove/ College of DuPage) helped the Oilmen change their approach against a reliever who had their number.
.“That first inning he was just hitting the middle third of the zone, powering fastballs by us,” Oilmen Manager Adam Enright said. “Then David hit a ball well to left field which forced him to pitch away from the middle of the plate and work smarter in counts.”
Lake County would respond with three more runs in the sixth but the Oilmen bats kept them in the game trickling in solo tallies in the seventh and eight innings but were unable to mount anything in the ninth.
“That’s the brand of baseball we like to play. Battling through adverse situations to get within striking distance at the end.”
Enright said.On the mound Tyler Preissing (Prospect/Aurora) was solid in his third start of the season. The right hander threw five innings allowing just one earned run while striking out five.
The Oilmen will continue their playoff push when they travel to take on the Joliet Generals on Monday at 7:10 P.M. The game will be streamed across all platforms of the Oilmen broadcast network