Game Recaps

Santiago shuts down Traverse City in ThunderBolts win

Bolts 2 Bums 0

CRESTWOOD, IL - A third inning solo home run by Keenyn Walker proved to be enough for Windy City starter T.J. Santiago, as the right-hander went seven shutout innings to propel the ThunderBolts to a 2-0 win against Traverse City Friday night.

The Beach Bums (24-44) entered game one of a three game weekend series on an 11-game losing streak. They looked to jump ahead early in the second after their first two batters reached.

However, with one out and runners on first and second base in the frame, Arby Fields hit a ground ball to first base that was fielded by Larry Balkwill. Balkwill, after stepping on first for one out, tried nabbing the trail runner at second, but Kendall Patrick was safe after knocking over the covering Ransom LaLonde. Amidst the confusion, the lead runner Alexis Rivera tried scoring, but LaLonde threw him out at the plate to keep the game scoreless.

In the Bolts (38-30) half of the third, Keenyn Walker smacked a solo home run to deep left-centerfield to put Windy City up 1-0.

The Beach Bums looked to answer in the fourth. Traverse City had men on second and third with one out, but T.J. Santiago (3-3) retired Fields and Josh Hauser to maintain his 1-0 lead.

The score remained the same until the bottom of the fifth. LaLonde tripled with one out and Walker reached on an errant throw by the Beach Bums’ third baseman. LaLonde was able to score on the Walker groundball to extend Windy City’s lead to 2-0.

Santiago (3-3) ultimately exited the contest after allowing just five scattered hits, one walk and a career high eight strikeouts over seven shutout innings. Traverse City starter John Havird (4-5) took the tough loss after giving up one earned run over seven innings.

Josh Glick pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Brian Loconsole recorded his league-leading 24th save.

Drake Robison (2-2, 6.14) gets the start in game two against Augie Gallardo (3-7, 5.54) on Saturday night. It is Superhero Night at Standard Bank Stadium and fans in attendance will enjoy a postgame firework show. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. and the game broadcast can be heard on WXAV 88.3 FM and 

Box Score

Search Archive »

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
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