Game Recaps

ThunderBolts cruise to second straight victory

Bolts 7 Otters 0

CRESTWOOD, IL – Kenny Mathews allowed only two hits over seven innings and the ThunderBolts hit two home runs on their way to a 7-0 win over the Evansville Otters at Ozinga Field Wednesday afternoon.

Patrick Mathis started the scoring with a solo home run to center field in the second inning. The ThunderBolts (3-3) added another run in the inning when Tyler Alamo doubled and Blair Beck singled him in.

The Otters (2-3) had two hits over the first three innings but, after a double play ended the third, they didn’t get another baserunner off of Mathews. He struck out seven with no walks over his seven shutout innings. His seven innings ran the ThunderBolts starters’ scoreless streak to 27 innings.

The ThunderBolts doubled their lead in the bottom of the sixth. Beck doubled, Shane Carrier singled and, with two outs, Brynn Martinez doubled them both in.

In the seventh inning, the Bolts put the game away as Alamo cranked out his first homer of the year. Dash Winningham followed with a walk and Tyler Straub doubled before both men scored on Randy Perez’s first career RBI hit.

Mathews departed after retiring the last 13 batters he faced and the combination of Connor Mayes and Blake Hickman held the Otters to only one baserunner over the final two innings, securing the victory.

Mathews improved to 1-1 with the win and former ThunderBolt Jake Welch (0-1) took the loss after giving up four runs over his six innings.

The ThunderBolts look for the sweep in their second consecutive day game on Thursday. First pitch from Ozinga Field is at 10:35 for School Day II. Christian Morris (1-0, 0.00) makes the start for Windy City against Evansville’s Randy Wynne. Fans not in attendance can listen 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