wcthunderbolts.com


ThunderBolts take series with matinee win

Bolts 5 Slammers 2

CRESTWOOD, IL – For the second straight day, the ThunderBolts scored multiple runs in the first inning and rode them to a victory. On Sunday, they beat the Joliet Slammers 5-2 at Ozinga Field.

Joliet (39-51) got the first run of the game in the top of the first when Oliver Nunez walked, stole two bases and came home on a Dash Winningham single, but the ThunderBolts (39-52) immediately responded.

In the bottom of the first inning, Michael Mateja was hit by a pitch, Tanner Gardner walked and Tyler Alamo hit a two-run double to give the Bolts their first lead. Alamo scored on a Tyler Straub base hit.

The ThunderBolts added three more hits in the second inning. Gardner drove in a run on his single to make the score 4-1.

Mateja and Gardner both doubled in the fourth to plate their final run. Mateja ended up reaching base four times in the game and Gardner finished with three hits and two RBIs.

Tyler Thornton started for the ThunderBolts and struggled through the first two innings, allowing five base runners, but he gave up just two more over his last three innings and improved his career record to 5-0 against Joliet.

The Slammers got their last run on a Harrison Bragg solo homer in the sixth inning. They put two more runners on base in the inning but stranded them at second and third.

Thornton (7-3) went five innings total for the win and Blake Hickman tossed a scoreless ninth for his fourth save. Matt Burleton (1-1) allowed four runs in 1.1 innings and took the loss.

The ThunderBolts take Monday off before resuming their season-ending eight-game home stand on Tuesday against the Schaumburg Boomers. Cole Bellair (3-6, 5.46) gets the start for Windy City against Schaumburg’s Aaron Rozek (5-5, 3.63). It’s $2 Ticket Tuesday at Ozinga Field and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05.

Box Score



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2021
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011

Browse by Month »

September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011