As they’ve struggled through the first month of the Frontier League season, Windy City ThunderBolts hitters often have been the victim of bad luck, with well-struck balls finding their way into an opponent’s glove.

Perhaps Tuesday’s second inning was payback.

The T-Bolts scored six runs on five singles — none of them hit hard — in the second and won their second straight with a 6-4 victory over the Florence Freedom at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood.

The T-Bolts (11-18) sent 11 hitters to the plate in the second, turning a 3-0 deficit into a 6-3 lead.

“We were able to get consistent at-bats one after another,” Windy City’s Mike Torres said. “That’s something we’ve struggled with all year. We’ve talked about it. We put it together and had a great inning.”

After Andrew Brauer was hit by a pitch and Doug Joyce walked, Louie Templeton started a string of four straight singles with an RBI roller up the middle. After C.J. Gillman (2-for-4) dribbled a run-scoring base hit through the left side of the infield, Nate Pittman reached on an infield single off pitcher Daniel DeSimone’s glove.

Torres (2-for-4) then drove an RBI single through the right side of the field. After an error allowed a fourth run to score, Brauer drove in two more with a base hit for a 6-3 lead.

The T-Bolts chased DeSimone, who entered the night with a 4-0 record, after just 12/3 innings.

“You want to continue to have quality at-bats,” Torres said. “Those (seeing-eye singles) happen if you work for it. I don’t know if we were owed this, but it nice to have the ball bounce the other way for us (Tuesday).”

Florence (15-13) got a run back in the fifth when Byron Wiley doubled and scored on Jacquot’s single. It could have been much worse for Windy City, though.

The T-Bolts dodged a couple of major bullets in the inning, first when Florence manager/third-base coach Fran Riordan inexplicably waved David Harris around third on Wiley’s two-bagger with no outs in the inning. Harris easily was thrown out by Brauer.

Later in the inning, Jessie Snodgrass replaced T-Bolts starter Travis Strong and struck out Pablo Bermudez to strand the bases loaded.

“I just tried to come in and pound the zone,” Snodgrass said. “They put me in against right-handers, and I love those situations.”

Travis Tingle (1-2) earned his first pro win with two innings of scoreless relief. Michael Click worked a scoreless ninth for his third save.

Florence scored three times with the help of two walks and an error as Strong labored through the first. Wiley and former T-Bolt Jeremy Hamilton produced RBI singles.

Zach Aakhus was 2-for-4 for Windy City.

Crestwood native and former T-Bolts pitcher Mike Recchia, who recently was signed by the White Sox, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Recchia was back in town during the South Atlantic League’s All-Star break. He threw five shutout innings Saturday in his debut with the Class A Kannapolis Intimidators.