ThunderBolts walk-off with 4-3 win over Gateway

CRESTWOOD, IL – Ty Stetson’s walk-off hit in the ninth scored Andrew Brauer from third and gave the ThunderBolts a 4-3 win over the Gateway Grizzlies at Standard Bank Stadium Friday night.

The Bolts had an uphill climb as they fell behind 2-0 in the first inning. After Jonathan Johnson led off the game with a single, he scored on Landon Hernandez’s two-out double. Michael Wing followed with a single to score Hernandez.

The ThunderBolts cut the Gateway lead in half with a run in the third. Brauer led off with a double and stood at third with two outs when Ryan Soares hit a groundball under Niko Vasquez’s glove for a run-scoring error.

The Grizzlies added to their lead in the sixth, again with two outs. Wing, who had doubled earlier in the inning, scored on Xavier Macklin’s base hit making it 3-1.

Windy City scored their second run in the seventh. Matt Scioscia doubled with two outs, and his pinch runner, Brandon Hohl, came in on a Brauer single.

It remained 3-2 into the ninth as the Grizzlies brought in their closer, Richard Barrett, who had not allowed a hit in seven innings this year. Doug Joyce led off with a single, his third hit of the night, and was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Brauer lined a base hit to right field, scoring Joyce and tying the score at three. Brauer then stole second and moved to third on a throwing error. Stetson followed with his game-winning hit.

Victor Larez (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the win and Barrett (0-1) took the loss. Travis Tingle, who started the game for Windy City, struck out a career-high nine.

The ThunderBolts will try to make it two in a row against the Grizzlies on Saturday. Jason Kafka (0-0, 2.89) will make the start for Windy City against Gateway’s JaVaun West (3-0, 0.92). Following the game, Georgio’s Comfort Inn will present a postgame fireworks show. Fans not in attendance can hear the broadcast WXAV 88.3 FM and wxav.com.

Box Score


Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

June 2024
May 2024
September 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
September 2022
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