Game Recaps

Bolts Swept at Lake Erie

The ThunderBolts were defeated by the Lake Erie Crushers for the third straight day on Tuesday. Lake Erie used a five-run fourth inning to catapult to a 9-4 victory at All Pro freight Stadium.
            The game started off great for the ThunderBolts. They took their first lead in the series in the top of the first when Guillermo Martinez, who had reached on a walk, scored on a two-out Tim Alberts infield single. Joe Scumaci then went to work for the Bolts. Making his second start of the season, Scumaci was great through three innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two.
            Lake Erie went wild in the fourth, though. They used five hits, all singles, to put five runs on the board and take a four-run lead. They didn’t slow down against the Windy City bullpen. Wayne Bond knocked in two runs on a double in the fifth and the Crushers scored twice more in the sixth to take a 9-1 lead.
            The ThunderBolt hitters showed some life in the seventh against Lake Erie’s bullpen. Donnie Ecker and Gilberto Mejia each walked to start the inning, then with one out, JT Restko and Ryne White came up with RBI singles and Alberts brought home Restko on a groundout. In all, the ThunderBolts scored three runs in the seventh to make it a 9-4 game. But that was as close as they would come with the game ending by the same score. Esmelvin Jimenez (3-2) picked up the win, going six strong innings and Scumaci (0-2) took the loss.
            Windy City will begin a nine-game home stand on Wednesday night when the Oakland County Cruisers come calling for the second time in a week. The starting pitcher in game one of the series for the ThunderBolts will be Andrew Werner (3-2) who picked up a win over Oakland County in his last start. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05. The game can be heard on

Search Archive »

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