Press Releases

Bolts lose heartbreaker to Rascals

O’FALLON, MO – Danny Sawyer came up with three hits for River City including the game-winner in the ninth as the Rascals came from behind to defeat the ThunderBolts 11-10 at T.R. Hughes Ballpark Tuesday night.
The Rascals got off to a great start, scoring four runs in the first inning with the big hit coming off the bat of Sawyer, who came up with a two-run single.
The lead did not last long, though as the Bolts offense came to play. Devin Shepherd led off the top of the second with a double. Zach Aakhus and Chris Wade followed that up with back-to-back singles and Lee Rubin’s double scored both of them to make it a one-run game.
Windy City tied it in the third when Wade’s fielder’s choice scored Nick Kuroczko, who had singled. Their first lead came in the fifth inning when Kuroczko led off with a double, eventually crossing the plate on a Shepherd sacrifice fly.
After Rubin scored on a wild pitch in the sixth, the Bolts broke the game open with three big insurance runs in the eighth. With two outs, Mike Coladonato walked three men in a row in front of Mike Torres, who doubled home all three run to make it 9-4 ThunderBolts.
After allowing four runs on five hits in the first, Matt Jernstad did not give up another run on just three hits the rest of the way as he pitched seven innings. But the bullpen did not have a shutdown performance in them. Alex Thieroff loaded the bases with two walks before Greg Johnson came in and got a strikeout. The next three men, though, got hits in succession before Johnson departed with runners at the corners and one out in a tie game. Matt Costello entered and the first batter he faced, Jason Patton, singled home the go-ahead run before Costello got the final two outs.
In the ninth, Zach Aakhus was hit by a pitch and stood at second with one out as Nick Mahin delivered a single to left, tying the game.
In the bottom of the ninth, though, Chad Maddox led off with a single and was bunted to second before Sawyer’s third hit and fifth RBI was the final dagger in an 11-10 Rascals victory.
Costello took the loss (3-5) and despite blowing the save, Derrick Miramontes earned the win (7-0).
Game two at River City takes place at T.R. Hughes Ballpark Wednesday night at 7:05. Dustin Williams (8-4) gets the start for the ThunderBolts against Wayde Kitchens (1-0). The game can be heard on Sportsjuice.com.

Box Score


Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

June 2020
April 2020
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
January 2018
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
November 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
August 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006