Bolts lose leads, fall in ten


LITTLE FALLS, NJ – Three times Friday night, the ThunderBolts were unable to hold onto one-run leads as they fell in their first all-time meeting with the New Jersey Jackals, 5-4 at Yogi Berra Stadium.

New Jersey (28-29) jumped out to a quick lead when Dalton Combs picked up an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning.

The ThunderBolts (23-34) rebounded with two runs in the top of the second. Brian Fuentes walked, Bren Spillane singled and both men scored on a Joshuan Sandoval base hit.

Windy City’s first lead of the game lasted until the fourth, when Justin Wylie hit his 14th home run of the year, a solo shot that tied the score. That began a back-and-forth trend as a single run was scored in five consecutive half innings. Brynn Martinez brought one in for the Bolts on a fielder’s choice before Frontier League hit king Santiago Chirino tied the score with an RBI single.

The Bolts took an important one-run lead in the sixth when Spillane walked and later scored on a wild pitch but there was again a fast response as Trevor Abrams hit an RBI single.

The Jackals threatened in the later innings but Windy City relievers kept the game tied into the tenth. After the ThunderBolts failed to score in the top of the inning, New Jersey got a leadoff single from Combs, advancing the winning run to third base. Alfredo Marte followed with a grounder to second which Fuentes threw home errantly. The fourth error of the night for the Bolts proved to be the final nail in the coffin as the Jackals scored the winning run.

Jack Alkire allowed three runs over five innings in his Windy City debut and did not factor in the decision. Jose Ramirez (3-0) picked up the win for New Jersey and Dazon Cole (0-1) took the loss in his season debut.

Game two of the series is set for 5:05 CDT Saturday night at Yogi Berra Stadium. Miguel Ausua (2-4, 6.12) will make the start for the Bolts. The broadcast can be found through wcthunderbolts.com.

Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

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