Crown Point, In. – August 9, 2022 – Joliet came into Lake County with a chance to go to the championship series for the second straight year, but unfortunately fell to the Corn Dogs to end their season.
They lost by a final of 3-1.
It was a pitcher’s duel from the start between the Generals and the Corn Dogs. For Joliet, Aaron Wojciechowski started the win-or-go-home game. He went four innings allowing just three runs. Wojciechowski was followed by Kent Evans Jr. who made his Generals debut with the team today and threw two scoreless innings. Then it was Ashton Schwab and Matt Dinkel who each tossed a scoreless inning for Joliet.
However, the Generals had opportunities early but couldn’t get on the board. The only run of the game was Anthony Stellato scoring on a wild pitch in the seventh inning. Joliet was also able to outhit Lake County seven to five.
“I liked our team’s performance and the only thing we were missing was a timely hit but that’s just baseball,” Manager Joe Silva said. “It was a very well played game and we just came up short.”
Although the Generals couldn’t repeat as champions, it was still a 2022 season to remember.
“It was an incredible experience,” Silva said. “So proud of our guys. Love each and every one of them and wish them nothing but success as they go into their college and fall seasons.”
The Joliet Generals finished the season 24-24 and had countless memories throughout those 48 games. The 24 wins are the second most all-time in franchise history.