wcthunderbolts.com


ThunderBolts lose game one to Beach Bums

CRESTWOOD, IL – The Traverse City Beach Bums jumped out to a 6-0 lead on Wednesday night and the ThunderBolts were unable to claw their way back in a 9-3 loss at Standard Bank Stadium.

The Bolts were their own worst enemy in this game, walking nine, committing four errors and leaving twelve men on base.

The trouble started in the third, when Ryan Still walked for Traverse City, moved to second on an error and scored on another error, making it 1-0.

The Bums added four runs in the third. After two men walked with one out, Still singled, to score Chris Kay. Brian Heere then knocked in two runs on his second double of the night. Starter Donovan Drake departed, and with Michael Jahns pitching, Kyle Colligan singled and Jose Vargas hit a sacrifice fly.

It became 6-0 in the fifth when the Beach Bums scored on three walks and a hit batter.

The ThunderBolts began a comeback in the fifth, scoring two runs on a Mike Torres two-out single. Zach Aakhus had been hit by a pitch and Bob Glover doubled to set up the RBI hit.

The score was 7-2 in the eighth when Brandon Decker hit his sixth homer of the year, once again cutting the deficit to four. The Bolts loaded the bases with one out in the eighth inning, but Scott Dunn got out of the jam.

Traverse City added two ninth-inning runs to seal the victory at 9-3.

Brooks Belter (3-0) went 5.2 innings for the win while Donovan Drake (1-1) took his first career loss. Dunn earned his third save.

Game two of the series will be played Thursday night at Standard Bank Stadium. $1.25 domestic draft beer will be offered for Bud Light Thirsty Thursday. Mike Recchia (3-2) will get the start for Windy City against Traverse City’s Bennett Whitmore (2-1). The game begins at 7:05 and the broadcast can be heard on WXAV, 88.3 fm and wxav.com.




Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2022
2021
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

Browse by Month »

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