wcthunderbolts.com


Bolts win second straight shutout

CRESTWOOD, IL – Stephen Sauer pitched seven shutout innings and Andy Mee finished the ThunderBolts’ second straight shutout as the ThunderBolts defeated the Traverse City Beach Bums 4-0 at Standard Bank Stadium Friday night.

Sauer and Traverse City starter Jacob Clem both looked sharp early on, but the Bolts were able to break through in the third. Zach Aakhus reached on an error, Travis Weaver was hit by a pitch and Chris Wade walked to load the bases with two outs for Chad Cregar, who singled home two runs. Four pitches later, when Cregar stole second base, Wade took off for home and made it without a throw, making the score 3-0.

From there, the pitchers took over once more. Sauer retired ten in a row between the second and fifth innings and Clem set down seven in a row after Cregar’s base hit.

In the top of the sixth inning, the Beach Bums mounted their biggest threat, loading the bases with two outs. On a full count pitch, Sauer struck out Jeff Flagg to end the inning and Traverse City only got one player to third base the rest of the night.

Cregar came up big again in the sixth, homering to right to give Windy City some breathing room and a 4-0 lead.

Sauer departed in the eighth having allowed seven hits and striking out seven and Mee came out of the bullpen. He threw two perfect innings with three strikeouts to preserve the shutout and the series victory.

Sauer improved to 4-1 with the win and Clem (2-3), who only allowed one earned run in seven innings, took the loss.

The ThunderBolts will welcome the Joliet Slammers to town for a three-game series starting Saturday night at Standard Bank Stadium. It is Jimmy Buffett Night and there will be a fireworks show after the game. Dustin Williams (4-2, 4.40) will get the start for Windy City against Joliet’s Tyler Ware (0-0, 5.40). The game begins at 6:05 and the broadcast can be heard on WXAV, 88.3 fm and wxav.com.

Box Score




Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

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

Browse by Month »

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