Press Releases

Bolts drop finale in River City

Rascals 5 Bolts 2

O’FALLON, MO – Despite a pair of home run and a Braulio Torres-Perez complete game, the ThunderBolts dropped the finale to River City 5-2 at Carshield Field on Thursday night.

Omar Obregon homered on the first pitch of the game, his second homer of the year and first since joining the ThunderBolts (28-42). The homer gave Obregon a 20-game hitting streak.

It didn’t take long for the Rascals (37-33) to respond. In the bottom of the inning, Trevor Achenbach singled in front of Mike Jurgella, who hit a two-run homer, giving River City the 2-1 lead.

Jurgella tacked on another run with his second home run of the game in the third and the Rascals scored again with two outs in the inning as Clint Freeman doubled and Ross Haffey singled him home.

After the Obregon home run in the first inning, Jonny Ortiz settled in and retired the next 11 batters in a row. The streak was finally broken up by a Tyler Straub home run in the fourth that cut the deficit to 4-2.

That was all the Bolts managed, though, against Ortiz. He locked down the offense, retiring ten of the last 12 men he faced.

River City scored once more, adding their insurance run when Kevin Suarez singled and scored on a Paul Kronenfeld base hit in the seventh.

Torres-Perez went the distance for Windy City despite allowing ten hits in the game. He threw 159 pitches over his eight innings and gave up just one run after the third, but he took the loss to fall to 1-3 on the season.

Ortiz improved to 5-1 with his eight-inning effort and Joe Iorio pitched the ninth for his second save.

The ThunderBolts return home on Friday to start a six-game home stand. The Southern Illinois Miners are in town for Camp Out Night, presented by Emagine Theater-Frankfort. Eddie Avila (1-5, 6.23) makes the start for Windy City against Steven Ridings (7-4, 3.83) of Southern Illinois. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 and the broadcast can be heard on WXAV 88.3 FM and wxav.com.

Box Score



Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
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