Frontier League


Bolts scarfed by Grizzlies




SAUGET, IL- The Windy City City ThunderBolts surrendered their third sweep of the season, falling 12-7 against the Gateway Grizzlies at Grizzlies Ballpark Thursday evening.


Gateway (38-23) for the second consecutive night notched a mountainous comeback.


Windy City (26-35) third baseman Junior Martina nailed an RBI double to right field for a 1-0 Bolts lead in the top of the third. Peyton Isaacson drilled a line drive to right, accumulating a 3-0 Bolts advantage. 


Concluding the top of the third inning, Will Riley hit a deep fly ball to right center field that was robbed by Grizzlies center fielder Eric Rivera who trampled over the fence with the ball in his glove with two men on. 


Martina continued his hot bat in the top of the fourth inning with his second double of the night, driving in two more runs for a 4-0 Windy City. Martina now has a team leading 38 RBIs on the campaign. Bren Spillane smoked a two-run double for a 6-0 lead.


An RBI single by Kyle Gaedele in the bottom of the fourth inning cut the Bolts lead to 6-1. 


Former ThunderBolt Jarius Richards hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, delivering another run into a 6-2 Bolts lead. 


Following a walk to Willie Estrada with the bases loaded, The Grizzlies scarfed an infield RBI single by Abdiel Diaz for a 6-4 Windy City lead. Richards laced a two-run double to left field knotting the game at 6-6. Eric Rivera knocked a two-run triple, cementing a six run sixth for the Grizzlies. 


Gateway added four more runs in the bottom of the eighth to put the game away.


Nate Garkow (5-1) pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless relief for the win while Sebastian Selway (0-2) allowed two runs in 0.1 innings tot ake the loss.


Windy City is back in action Friday evening at Ozinga Field hosting the Ottawa Titans at 6:35 CT. Javier Reynoso (2-0, 3.15) gets the start for the Bolts on Dino Night at the ballpark. A fossil show will take place during the game on the concourse and fireworks will follow the action. The broadcast can be found at

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