Game Recaps

ThunderBolts capture game one at Gateway

Bolts 4 Grizzlies 1

SAUGET, IL – Riley Krane gave the ThunderBolts a lead with  a two-run home run in the sixth inning and the Bolts held on the rest of the way for a 4-1 victory over the Gateway Grizzlies at GCS Credit Union Ballpark Monday night.

Gateway (19-29) got on the scoreboard first with a run in the second inning. Back-to-back walks were followed by a Paul Russo RBI single.

Connor Bach settled in after the second and finished the game with a career-high nine strikeouts while keeping the ThunderBolts alive by not allowing any more runs.

The Bolts (16-29) tied the score in the fifth inning without a hit when Omar Obregon reached on a dropped third strike. He stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on the third wild pitch of the inning.

Tyler Straub’s single in the sixth preceded the Krane homer that put the Bolts ahead for good at 3-1. They added one more to their lead in the seventh when Jonathan McCray singled and stole second. He scored on a Tim Zier single.

Drew Peden came out of the bullpen with the lead in the sixth and shut down the Gateway offense the rest of the way. He picked up his first career save, going four shutout innings while striking out four.

Bach (1-1) picked up the win, allowing one run in five innings and Mike Elwood took the loss. He gave up four runs in six innings and struck out nine.

The ThunderBolts go for the series win on Tuesday night. Paddy Ledet (3-4, 3.69) makes the game two start against Gateway’s Alec Kisena (3-2, 4.06). First pitch from GCS Credit Union Ballpark is scheduled for 7:05 and the broadcast can be heard on WXAV 88.3 FM and

Box Score

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

June 2024
May 2024
September 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
September 2022
August 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
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
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008