Wild Things' Series Win Streak Snapped at 10 Sunday

Sunday, June 26, 2022
By Kyle Dawson
Wild Things' Series Win Streak Snapped at 10 Sunday

CRESTWOOD, Il. (June 26) – Windy City used two Joshuan Sandoval grand slams in the first three innings around some free passes to take a big lead early in the series finale Sunday at Ozinga Field and didn’t look back, racing to a 14-6 win to snap Washington’s 10-series win streak. It’s the first series loss for Washington since May 17-19 against Sussex County.

The good news for the Wild Things is, despite the loss, Washington only falls to 25-14 on the season and is still in first place in the West Division of the Frontier League, leading that by 2.5 games.

Washington started the scoring in the second when Wagner Lagrange hit a book-rule double to right and scored on an Andrew Czech double to make it 1-0. That’s when things went south. Windy City loaded the bases for Joshuan Sandoval, who took a Tom Hart fastball out to left for a grand slam, his first of two on the day. The second one came in the third inning and extended the Bolts’ lead to 8-1.

Each team scored on an error in the fourth inning and the ThunderBolts got four more in the sixth, highlighted by RBI singles from Jairus Richards and Peyton Isaacson and an RBI double by Sandoval.

Landen Barns hit his first professional home run on a no-doubter to left in the seventh to trim Windy City’s lead to 13-3. But Windy City responded immediately, plating a run on a Richards groundout to make it 14-3. The Wild Things scored three in the eighth inning on a two-run double by Hector Roa and a run-scoring groundout by Barns.

Washington will welcome the Florence Y’alls to town for a three-game series that starts Tuesday on Autism Awareness Night at Wild Things Park. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. and tickets are available at wildthingstickets.com. The short, three-game homestand also includes a Senior Slugger Program Wednesday presented by the PA Lottery and a Thirsty Thursday presented by Stoney’s on Stranger Things Night.