The Joliet Slammers (24-35) came out firing, but couldn't hang on to the lead, ending up on the losing side of a 3-1 ballgame against the Windy City ThunderBolts (22-36) on Saturday at Silver Cross Field.
An RBI single by Austin Gallagher gave the Windy City ThunderBolts the lead in the fifth inning.
Gallagher got on base three times in the game for the Windy City ThunderBolts. He scored one run and had one RBI. He singled in the fourth and fifth innings.
The Windy City ThunderBolts relied on Austin Wright to eat up innings en route to the win. Wright pitched seven innings and allowed one earned run, four hits and four walks while striking out one.
Nate Roberts reached base two times in the game for the Joliet Slammers. He scored one run and had one RBI. He homered in the third inning.
Adam Giacalone ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just six innings, walked one, struck out four, and allowed three runs.