The series finale between Windy City and Evansville is Thursday at 6:35 p.m. Thursday is Working Distributors Night and Bud Light Thirsty Thursday at Bosse Field.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Windy City got three runs in the first inning off Evansville starter Hasten Freeman and that was enough, as the Thunderbolts beat the Otters 4-2 Wednesday in front of 1,906 at Bosse Field.
Tim Zier hit a two run RBI single to center field and Ransom LaLonde drove in Zier on an RBI single of his own to make it 3-0.
Evansville found some offense in the bottom of the fourth.
Chris Sweeney’s RBI single to left scored Alejandro Segovia and Xyruse Martinez singled in Christopher Riopedre later that inning to make the score 3-2.
The Thunderbolts tacked on to the lead with one run in the top of the seventh when Blair Beck hit an RBI double that scored Coco Johnson.
Windy City’s Brady Muller earned his fourth win of the season, allowing two earned runs in six innings. Muller posted six strikeouts and gave up eight hits.
Evansville’s Hasten Freeman was handed the loss, moving his record to 0-1. Freeman went five innings, allowing three earned runs off seven hits and four walks. He struck out three in his second start of the year.
The probable starters for the series finale Thursday are Max Duval for Evansville and Kyle Von Ruden for Windy City.
Duval earned the win last Friday in Evansville’s victory at Florence, allowing one unearned run in six innings.
Von Ruden took his first loss for the Thunderbolts last Friday at Schaumburg. He is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.10.
Thursday's series finale is Working Distributors Night and a Bud Light Thirsty Thursday. 16 oz. drafts are $2 and 32 oz. drafts are $4 at the ballpark Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
Fans can listen live on 91.5 FM WUEV and watch on the Otters Digital Network. Lucas Corley (play-by-play) and Bill McKeon (analysis) along with Preston Leinenbach will provide coverage.
Subscriptions for ODN are now on sale and more information can be found at evansvilleotters.com.
Tickets for Thursday are still available by going to evansvilleotters.com or calling 812-435-8686.
The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions. Group packages and season tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call 812-435-8686.