Big Second Inning Propels ThunderBolts to 8-5 Win

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Big Second Inning Propels ThunderBolts to 8-5 Win

Source: Frontier League News

CRESTWOOD, IL – The ThunderBolts scored six runs on six hits in the second inning and defeated the Traverse City Beach Bums 8-5 in front of 2,130 fans at Standard Bank Stadium Friday night. Traverse City (27-46) jumped out to the early lead, getting a single in the first inning from Orlando Rivera before Steven Patterson hit a two-run home run. The Bolts (40-34) responded with their big second inning. Larry Balkwill and Kyle Wood started it with singles before Tim Zier’s base hit scored Balkwill. Corey Bass walked to load the bases and Ransom LaLonde gave the Bolts their first lead with a two-run single. Keenyn Walker picked up the first of two RBI hits for him in the game, scoring Bass and Riley Krane brought home the final two runs of the inning, extending his hitting streak to ten games in the process. Rivera hit a triple for the Beach Bums in the third and scored on a Patterson groundout to make the score 8-3, but the Bums would not get another hit until the seventh inning. Bass was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the fourth. Ransom LaLonde followed by reaching on an…

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