The Windy City ThunderBolts (3-7) came out firing, but couldn't hang on to the lead, ending up on the losing side of a 4-2 ballgame against the Southern Illinois Miners (7-4) on Tuesday at Standard Bank Stadium.
While the Windy City ThunderBolts led until the fifth inning, the Southern Illinois Miners worked their way back and took the lead on an RBI double by Jerrud Sabourin.
Aaron Gates reached base three times. He scored one run and had one RBI. He singled in the seventh and eighth innings.
Matt Bywater picked up the win for the Southern Illinois Miners. Bywater allowed two earned runs, five hits and four walks while striking out four over seven innings of work.
Jonathan Garcia led the Windy City ThunderBolts' offensive threat, as he got on base two times in the game. He tripled in the first inning.
Danny Jimenez ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just five innings, walked three, struck out six, and allowed three runs.