Daniel Cropper hopes every outing could go as well as Sunday, as Cropper pitched eight shutout innings to carry the Windy City ThunderBolts (10-18) to an 8-0 victory over the Southern Illinois Miners (14-13) at Standard Bank Stadium.
Five runs in the first three innings helped the Windy City ThunderBolts blow out the Southern Illinois Miners. A two-run double by Zach Aakhus, an RBI single by Andrew Brauer, a fielder's choice, and an RBI single by Louie Templeton during the first inning and an RBI single by Aakhus in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Windy City ThunderBolts.
Aakhus racked up five RBIs on three hits for the Windy City ThunderBolts.
Brian Oliver couldn't get it done on the hill for the Southern Illinois Miners, taking a loss. He lasted just five innings, walked two, struck out five, and allowed five runs.