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Frontier League

Local Roundup: Slammers rally to beat Washington

Down by three runs going into the ninth inning, the Slammers scored five times to rally for a 7-5 Frontier League win over the Washington Wild Things Sunday afternoon in Washington, Pa. Phil Bates' two-run single cut the deficit to 5-4. Jack Cleary then blooped a two-run single to center that got past Wild Things center fielder Daniel Poma for a three-base error, allowing Cleary to score as well. Bates went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for Joliet, while Alfredo Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a run. Patrick Dyer pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the win and Navery Moore shut out the Wild Things in the bottom of the ninth for the save. The Slammers are off Monday and...