JOLIET — After waiting 24 hours to resume play after rain postponed action after two innings on Wednesday, the Joliet Slammers didn't wait long to put their Frontier League game against the Normal CornBelters out of reach on Thursday.
The Slammers plated six runs in the third inning when action resumed and went on to claim an 11-0 win.
Joliet pitcher Corey Kimber limited the Belters to two hits over the final six innings to record the mound win. Kimber struck out seven in combining with two other hurlers on the shutout.
Normal was limited to just three hits in the game.
Tyler Frohwirth took the loss after coming on in relief of Nick Bozman, who started the game the previous evening.
Frohwirth gave up all six of Joliet's third-inning runs. Trevor Simms relieved in the fourth and allowed both of the Slammers' runs in that frame before settling down to strike out nine and hold Joliet scoreless until the eighth.
The Slammers scored three runs in the eighth off Normal pitcher Sammy Vega.
Joliet would go on to sweep the Belters with the Slammers taking a 1-0 extra inning victory in Thursday's regularly scheduled nightcap.
The Slammers' Trenton Hill scored an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth to give Joliet the win in a game scheduled for seven innings.
Normal starting pitcher Jacinto Garcia had shutout Joliet on three hits through the seventh. Jonathan DeMarte took the loss in relief of Garcia.