Frontier League


Y'alls halt Bolts' win streak with 9-1 win




FLORENCE, KY- The Windy City ThunderBolts fell to the Florence Y’alls 9-1 in the first game of a three-game series at Thomas More University Stadium Friday night. 


A six-run seventh inning propelled Florence (29-41) to their second win against Windy City (30-39) in seven contests this season. 


Florence struck first in the bottom of the third inning via a Brian Fuentes two-run double, bringing the Y’alls a 2-0 lead.


Bolts’ shortstop Troy Viola led off the top of the fifth inning with a double. Junior Martina cut the Bolts deficit in half with an RBI single. Martina drove in his team leading 41st run.


The score remained 2-1 until the bottom of the seventh. A throwing error by Jonathan Waite allowed Florence to take a 3-1 lead. Zade Richardson and Hank Zeisler each recorded RBI singles, accumulating a 5-1 Florence lead. Moments later, Ed Johnson knocked a bases-clearing triple, giving them a commanding 8-1 advantage. 


Richardson notched his third hit and third RBI of the night in the bottom of the eighth, giving Florence a commanding 9-1 lead.


Y’alls starter Ryan Watson (1-2) earned his first career victory, throwing seven innings, surrendering one run on five hits while walking two and striking out two.


Micah Yonamine, Viola, and Martina each recorded multi-hit games for Windy City in the loss. 


ThunderBolts starting pitcher Taylor Sugg (4-5) tossed 6.1 innings, surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits, while walking four and striking out three. 


Windy City is back in action against the Florence Y’alls Saturday night at 5:36 CT at Thomas More Stadium. Cole Bellair (2-7, 7.62) starts for the Bolts against Florence's Bobby Braband (2-8, 7.12). The broadcast can be found at

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