Bolts Win 2nd Straight Game

Dyllon Nuernberg

CRESTWOOD, IL— Four runs in two games isn’t a typical recipe for a pair of wins, but for the ThunderBolts great pitching was also in the mix for a second consecutive victory on Friday night.  The Normal CornBelters (25-23) matched Windy City (21-29) in hits, but the ThunderBolts had a little extra power to shut out the CornBelters 2-0 at Standard Bank Stadium.

Miles Walding wasted no time on continuing his clutch hitting, as he led off the ‘Bolts offense with a triple in the 1st inning.  Mike Torres sacrificed Walding home with a fly ball to left field. 

Windy City was able to scratch across another run in the 5th as Doug Joyce and Andrew Brauer hit back-to-back two-out doubles to break up Ryan Demmin's streak of retiring 14 consecutive batters. 

A two-run lead was plenty as Dyllon Nuernberg allowed just three hits through eight scoreless innings and two walks.  Nuernberg also struck out six CornBelters.  Ryan Demmin had a very similar night, going eight innings for Normal, but giving up two runs on three hits.  Demmin struck out seven ThunderBolts while walking two.

Nuernberg (4-1) earned the win and Demmin (4-3) picked up a tough loss and Michael Click recorded his 11th save.

The ThunderBolts and CornBelters will have a rematch tomorrow night for a 6:05 p.m. first pitch.  Matt Wickswat (2-7, 5.50) will go for the guaranteed series victory against Normal’s Drew Provence (3-2, 2.13).  Fans that cannot make it to Country Night at Standard Bank Stadium can tune into the broadcast on 88.3 FM WXAV and wxav.com.

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