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Saturday, Jul 1

11:05 PM

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Y’alls Allow 11 Runs, Falter in Series-Clinching Loss

CRESTWOOD, IL – The Florence Y’alls (21-23), presented by Towne Properties, could not keep pace offensively with the Windy City Thunderbolts (19-25) in an 11-5 defeat at Ozinga Field on Saturday. The Thunderbolts clinched the series with the win, marking the second straight series that Windy City has beaten Florence.

Florence struck first in the top of the second when first baseman Harrison DiNicola was hit by a pitch and stole second. With two outs, shortstop Jeremiah Burks hit a ground ball to third that Windy City third baseman Junior Martina misplayed, allowing DiNicola to score from second and the Y’alls to take a 1-0 lead.

Handed a 1-0 lead, Y’alls ERA leader Nate Florence struggled to find a groove in the bottom of the second inning. The Thunderbolts plated four runs on four hits and two Florence errors. Windy City left fielder Paul Coumoulos drove in two with a single. Four batters later, right fielder Will Riley hit a ground ball past Y’alls second baseman Tristan Garcia, who was charged with an error that scored an unearned run. After two innings, Windy City led 4-1.

The Y’alls scored two more in the fourth after back-to-back singles set up catcher Zade Richardson, who brought home third baseman Brian Fuentes from third with a sacrifice fly. Two batters later, Jeremiah Burks drove in another run with an RBI single to make it 4-3 Thunderbolts. The Y’alls would lose its grip on the momentum in the bottom of the fourth when Windy City plated three more runs. Will Riley drove in a pair with a single before Junior Martina doubled in the third and final run of the inning. Windy City led 7-3 after four and never looked back.

The Y’alls scored two in the eighth when catcher Zade Richardson hit a two-run home run – his second homer of the series – but Florence would not score again in an 11-5 defeat. The loss clinched the Y’alls’ third-straight series defeat. Florence can end the series with a victory on Sunday, July 2nd at Ozinga Field before a three-game set at Gateway to begin next week. First pitch for Game 3 against the Thunderbolts is Sunday at 1:05 p.m. CT.

The Florence Y’alls presented by Towne Properties are Northern Kentucky’s professional baseball team, and are proud members of the independent Frontier League, an MLB Partner League. With a purposeful focus on entertaining our fans, the Y’alls provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Y’alls home games are played at Thomas More Stadium, located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence, Kentucky. More details can be found online at ( or by phone at (859) 594-4487.

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