Marion, IL - Despite Rockford scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth off Miners reliever Jon Mark Abbey, the Miners defeated the Rockford Aviators 9-8 on Sunday at Aviators Stadium. The Miners are now 34-27 on the season. Matt Crim earned his first victory as a Miner, allowing four runs through six innings. John Colella recorded the final out in the bottom of the ninth inning to earn his first professional save.
From: Southern Illinois Miners media relations