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Oilmen Shield Off Red-Hot Corn Dogs

08/02/2023 10:22 PM -

Despite a Lake County Corn Dogs nine- game winning streak, the Northwest Indiana Oilmen took command on a well-attended Wednesday night at Oil City Stadium. Prior to Wednesday's victory, the Oilmen were just 4-8 after the All-Star Break, and were on the verge of slipping into third place. That was until the Oilmen starpower took over, with Randy Seymour and Jayden Comia leading the way.  

 The Oilmen defeated the Lake County Corn Dogs 10-5 on a warm Wednesday evening. The dominating home win was led by Randy Seymour. Seymour, a candidate for League MVP, went 3-for-5, driving in four runs and turning two double plays defensively.  

 “Driving the ball to his pull side has been a huge focus for him all summer,” Oilmen Manager Adam Enright said. “Once he started having success with it, he became more of what he set out to do.” 

 Coming into Wednesday's game, the Corn Dogs were 32-12, and had their nine-game win streak snapped by the second-place Oilmen. The Oilmen bullpen stayed in control, and did not give up their seven-run lead. Oilmen starter Ryan Radanovich went four innings, allowing two hits and just one run. Later in the game, Tanner Sobkoviak came in for the eighth and ninth, where he held the 10-5 lead, and gave up just one hit.  

 Jayden Comia also got back on track offensively, going 2-for-3, with both hits being doubles. Comia scored two runs and drove in one run. Jayden Comia and Randy Seymour were the only Oilmen hitters with multiple hits.  

 “For him [Comia], attacking every play and every at-bat as its own separate part of his performance is key,” Enright said. 

 The Oilmen are now 29-22 and host the Southland Vikings for the regular season finale at Oil City Stadium on Thursday, August 3. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.