Otters Held to Two Hits in Loss to Windy City
ESTWOOD, Ill. - The Evansville Otters could not find an offensive spark Wednesday, being held by the Windy City Thunderbolts' pitching staff to two hits in a 7-0 road loss.
Windy City's Kenny Matthews pitched lights out against Evansville, going seven innings with seven strikeouts.
Like Tuesday night's game, the Thunderbolts were able to strike first on Wednesday morning.
Centerfielder Patrick Mathis started the third inning with a solo home run to give Windy City an early 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Blair Beck roped an RBI single into the outfield, extending the Thunderbolts lead to two.
In the sixth inning, shortstop Brynn Martinez smashed a two-run RBI double to the outfield, doubling the Windy City lead to four.
The sixth inning would spell the end of Otters pitcher Jake Welch's start against his former club. He went six innings, allowing four runs on nine hits, and throwing five strikeouts.
In the seventh, P.J. Browne entered the game for Evansville and his first pitch to Tyler Alamo was a home run over the centerfield wall. Coming into today's game, Alamo had a batting average of .100. The home run helped increase it to .240.
Browne would give up two more runs in the inning, as the Thunderbolts scored seven runs on 12 hits.
Keith Grieshaber, who had a .540 batting average entering Wednesday's game, and Rob Calabrese recorded the lone hits in the game for the Otters, occurring in the first and third innings, respectively.
The Otters will look to take one game out of the three-game road series in the finale on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. for the second consecutive day.
The series finale can be heard on 91.5 FM WUEV with David Nguyen on the play-by-play. Game updates can also be found on the Evansville Otters' Facebook and Twitter pages as well as Pointstreak.com.
The Otters are having many promotions in honor of celebrating their 25th anniversary season in 2019. Next home game on Friday, May 17th against the Florence Freedom will be sponsored by Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
To purchase a season ticket or group outing package, call (812) 435-8686 or visit the Bosse Field front office at 23 Don Mattingly Way, Evansville, Ind. The front office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.
The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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