Press Releases

ThunderBolts sweep Gateway in back-and-forth affair

Bolts 9 Grizzlies 8

CRESTWOOD, IL – For the second straight day, the Windy City ThunderBolts set season-highs in hits and runs as they completed a three-game sweep of the Gateway Grizzlies with a 9-8 win at Standard Bank Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The Bolts (10-5) jumped out to a big early lead with three runs in the second inning. Blair Beck singled and scored on a Ransom LaLonde sacrifice fly. Later in the inning, Conor Sullivan was hit by a pitch and Andrew Dundon singled in front of a Keenyn Walker RBI base hit. Dundon would score on a throwing error on a Walker stolen base.

A Beck sacrifice fly in the third inning extended the advantage to 4-0 but the ThunderBolts didn’t hold it as Gateway (3-12) stormed back with five straight runs.

They sent ten men to the plate in the fourth inning and started their scoring with a two-run double off the bat of Anthony Caronia. Garrett Mattlage followed with an RBI single and Bre’Shon Kimbell evened the score with a double. They took the lead in the fifth on another Caronia RBI hit.

LaLonde struck again in the fifth inning, giving the ThunderBolts the lead for good with a two-run double. Walker walked in the following inning and scored on a wild pitch to make the lead 7-5 and another LaLonde RBI in the seventh, his fourth of the game, put the Bolts up 8-5.

Gateway fought back again with a run-scoring triple for Matt Hearn in the eighth but the Bolts reclaimed a three-run edge on a Kyle Wood RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Grizzlies again made it exciting in the ninth, scoring two runs on a Terry McClure single. McClure made it as far as third base but Brian Loconsole shut the door for his sixth save.

Jake Fisher (2-0) allowed five runs in five innings and picked up the win. Adam Eggnatz (0-2) allowed six runs in 4.1 innings and took the loss.

The ThunderBolts head out for a franchise record 13-game road trip starting Monday. They will play a Memorial Day afternoon game against the Lake Erie Crushers with Clay Chapman (0-1, 2.50) getting the game one start against Lake Erie’s Steve Hagen (1-0, 4.00). First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 and the game broadcast can be heard on WXAV 88.3 FM and wxav.com.

Box Score



Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
January 2018
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
November 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
August 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006