TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – The Joliet Slammers’ game Sunday at Traverse City was postponed because of afternoon thunderstorms. The two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. Monday.
On Saturday night, the Slammers salvaged the third and final game of their series at Windy City with a 16-5 victory.
Grant DeBruin finished with four hits with three doubles and six RBIs. He has a commanding league lead in hits with 87. His .366 average is second in the Frontier League to Windy City’s Kyle Robinson’s .369.
DeBruin has 19 doubles, two behind Robinson’s league-leading 21. He also has a nine-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 32 of his past 35.
Former Barry University second baseman Adrian English is hitting .375 in his first four games with Joliet while former St. Thomas catcher JD Dorgan is hitting .368 in five games.
On the pitching side, David Kubiak, recently acquired from the Southern Illinois Miners, has an ERA of 1.35 in five appearances.
English had four hits Saturday as did DeBruin and Russell Moldenhauer. Jose Garcia homered.
Joliet also made another trade, acquiring infielder Josh Scheffert from the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association for a player to be named later.
Scheffert will join the Slammers when they return from Traverse City.
He hit .274 with two homers and 14 RBIs for Laredo in 45 games.
Scheffert was a four-year regular at third base for Nebraska and was second-team All-Big Ten selection as a junior with a .358 average, eight homers and 41 RBIs.