The Southern Illinois Miners had a 1-0 lead after one inning in their bid for a three-game sweep of the Lake Erie Crushers, but gave up 14 straight runs in a 14-1 loss Sunday.
The Miners completed their six-game road swing to Washington and Lake Erie with a 3-3 mark.
Bryant Flete led off the game with a walk against Crushers starter Dylan Mouzakes and advanced to third on a passed ball and groundout. Gianfranco Wawoe brought Flete in with a sacrifice fly for a 1-0 Southern Illinois lead.
Miners' Starter Cody Thompson held the Crushers scoreless until the bottom of the third inning, when Steven Kraft snuck a double inside the first base bag to score James Davison, Jr. and tie the game at 1-1.
Thompson worked around a jam in the fourth inning to keep the game tied. He departed following four innings of work and the Crushers jumped on the Southern Illinois bullpen, scoring four times in each of the next three innings to lead 13-1 and salvage the series finale.
Lake Erie added another run in the ninth with Brett Siddall pitching on a triple and single leading off, but Siddall retired the final three batters he faced in his first career appearance on the mound.
The Miners will return to Rent One Park to kick off a six-game homestand at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday against the Washington Wild Things. Marty Anderson gets the start in the series opener against Washington left-hander Nick Wegmann.