wcthunderbolts.com


ThunderBolts unable to finish sweep in 7-5 loss

AVON, OH – The ThunderBolts’ bid for a four-game sweep came up short Monday afternoon as they fell to the Lake Erie Crushers 7-5 at Mercy Health Stadium.

For the first time in the series, Lake Erie (40-50) scored first. They got a first-inning run when Shawon Dunston, Jr. walked, stole a base and came home on a double play.

Logan Wiley retired six straight batters after the first-inning score but, after giving up back-to-back hits in the third, saw Karl Ellison single home two runs to make it 3-0 Lake Erie.

The ThunderBolts (41-50) fought back in the fourth. They loaded the bases on a walk, a hit batter and a single and John Sechen knocked in two runs on a single, making the score 3-2.

Zach Racusin hit a two-run homer to distance Lake Erie’s lead to 5-2 but the ThunderBolts came back again. They scored single runs in the seventh and eighth, getting an RBI double from Rob Weissheier on a popup that dropped among five Lake Erie defenders. Jace Mercer’s RBI single brought the Bolts to within 5-4.

Lake Erie put the game away in the bottom of the eighth when, with two runners on, Racusin hit a potential double play groundball that was misplayed by Jack Strunc. The error scored a run and the Crushers tacked on one more to make it 7-4.

The Bolts had one last chance in the ninth and put the tying run on base with a single and two walks. A wild pitch scored one run but two more were left on base as the game ended. They left 14 men on base in the game.

Ean Walda (3-0) pitched three innings of relief for the win, Logan Wiley (6-3) allowed five runs in six innings for the loss and Daniel Kight picked up his seventh save.

The ThunderBolts return home to begin their final homestand of the year on Tuesday night as they host the Gateway Grizzlies on Value Tuesday. All tickets and hot dogs are just two dollars. Bryan Ketchie (2-6, 5.14) will make his last start of the year for the ThunderBolts with first pitch scheduled for 7:05. Tickets as well as links to the audio and video broadcasts can be found at wcthunderbolts.com.

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