wcthunderbolts.com


ThunderBolts prevail in extra innings

J. T. Restko doubled home Mike Sullivan in the bottom of the tenth inning for the only run of the game as the Windy City ThunderBolts picked up their first win of the season, topping the Rockford RiverHawks 1-0 in 10 innings.
 
Early on the game was controlled by the pitchers as both Stephen Flake and Kyle Wright matched each other pitch for pitch. Flake went seven for Windy City, scattering six hits, not allowing a run or a walk, striking out six. Not to be outdone was Wright who allowed just three hits over six while not surrendering a run. Wright walked five and struck out six in the game.
 
Both teams threatened in the seventh and eighth, but neither were able to push a run across. In the ninth, the ThunderBolts put a runner in scoring position, but a diving catch in rightfield by Mike Kalina saved the game for Rockford.
 
Fabian Gomez returned to the mound for his third inning of work in the tenth and it proved to be one inning too many as Mike Sullivan led off with a double. Restko came up and erased a frustrating day at the plate, lacing a double down the rightfield line, scoring Sullivan for the 1-0 Windy City win.
 
Dustin Pease (1-0) recorded the final out of the top of the tenth and got the win for the ‘Bolts. Gomez (0-1) took the loss.
 
In the third game of the series Tyler Kelsey will go for Windy City against Brett Durand for Rockford. Saturday’s game features postgame fireworks presented by Standard Bank. For information or tickets, call 708-489-BALL stop by the Standard Bank Stadium ticket office or go to the team’s website at www.wcthunderbolts.com.


Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2024
2023
2022
2021
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

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