08/15/2023 8:32 PM
JOLIET, IL- The Windy City ThunderBolts erased a 3-0 deficit and beat their neighborhood foes the Joliet Slammers 4-3 Tuesday night at Duly Health and Care Field.
The Slammers (36-43) got on the board in the bottom of the first. Matthew Warkentin hit a two-run home run, his 24th of the season, putting the Slammers up 2-0.
Warkentin struck in the bottom of the third again, this time on an RBI single adding a tally to the Slammers 3-0 lead.
Bren Spillane barreled a solo home run to left field in the top of the fourth, his team leading 14th of the season putting the ThunderBolts (33-45) on the board.
Following a Junior Martina double, two Bolts hit by pitches and a walk, Micah Yonmaine walked in a run in the top of the sixth inning, making it 3-2.
Spillane led off the top of the eighth inning with a base hit to center field. Yonamine knotted the score with an RBI single.
With two outs in the top of the ninth, Troy Viola bombed his sixth home run of the campaign, giving the Bolts their first lead of the night 4-3.
Javier Reynoso (3-1) tossed 5.2 innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits while walking five and striking out four. Sebastian Selway (1-2) earned the win, tossing a scoreless eighth inning.
Justin Miller threw 1.1 innings of scoreless ball and Derrick Edington recorded his first save of the season, completing the comeback.
The Bolts are back in action Wednesday evening in Joliet for a rematch at Duly Health and Care Field. Taylor Sugg (4-6, 4.23) starts for Windy City against Joliet's Cole Cook (8-2, 2.21). First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 CDT and the broadcast can be found at wcthunderbolts.com.
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