The Windy City ThunderBolts (52-40) and the Lake Erie Crushers (51-41) exchanged the lead five times on Wednesday, but the Windy City ThunderBolts ended up on top with a 9-5 win over the Lake Erie Crushers.
The Windy City ThunderBolts took the lead in the third inning and held on for the victory. And gave the Windy City ThunderBolts the lead for good.
The Windy City ThunderBolts were led by Chris Wade's hitting. Wade went 3-5, drove in one and scored one run. He tripled in the second inning and singled in the sixth inning.
The Lake Erie Crushers couldn't get anything going as long as Michael Click was pitching. Click held the Lake Erie Crushers hitless over 1 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.
Stephen Sauer got his eighth win for the Windy City ThunderBolts despite allowing five runs over six innings. Sauer struck out three, walked three and gave up seven hits.
Paul Fagan (7-9) was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed eight runs in three innings, walked one and struck out two.