Saturday, April 12, 2014

Trenton Thunder Game Recap 4/11

Late Wild Pitch Thwarts Thunder Comeback, 5-4

ERIE, PA - A Cole Kimball wild pitch in the bottom of the 8th inning undid Trenton's comeback, in a 5-4 loss to the Erie SeaWolves Friday night at Jerry Uht Park.

Trenton trailed 4-1 in the 5th inning after a Jason Krizan three-run homer off Thunder starting pitcher Zach Nuding broke a 1-1 tie. However, the Thunder bats were resilient and responded immediately with two runs in the top of the 6th to trim that deficit to 4-3. In the frame, Dan Fiorito slashed a single through the left side of the infield with the bases loaded to score Rob Refsnyder and Zach Wilson. It was Fiorito's second and third RBI in the last two games.

Kimball picked up the loss with the one earned run allowed in 1.0 IP, while Erie reliever Corey Knebel earned the victory despite blowing the save with a run in the top of the 8th inning.

The 8th inning began for Trenton with a double by Refsnyder, and two batters later Taylor Dugas smoked a double to right-centerfield to score Refsnyder easily for a 4-4 tie. Dugas ended on third base on the play with one out due to an error by SeaWolves centerfielder Jamie Johnson. Neither Yeral Sanchez nor Fiorito came up with a way to plate Dugas to get Trenton what would have been its first lead of the game.

Despite the loss which dropped them to 4-4 on the season, Trenton outhit Erie 11-6 and three Thunder batters registered two-hit games; Tyler Austin, Gary Sanchez, Refsnyder and Dugas.

Nuding tossed 5.0 innings, and struck out six batters in a no-decision. The big blow in his four-run performance was the three-run homer in the 5th inning, which marred what was otherwise a second strong performance to begin the season.

The Thunder and SeaWolves continue their four-game series tomorrow at Jerry Uht Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. with the Trenton Thunder pre-game show beginning at 6:20 p.m. on 91.3 FM WTSR or online at

Being posted with permission from the Trenton Thunder organization. The original article can be seen HERE

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