Sunday, July 21, 2013

Trenton Thunder Game Recap For 7/21

Press Release - July 21, 2013
Thunder Grab Early Lead in 8-2 Win

TRENTON, NJ – With a three-run bottom of the 5th, Trenton pushed their lead to 4-0 in an eventual 8-2 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Andrew Clark paced a nine-hit Thunder attack Sunday afternoon in front of 3,746 fans at ARM & HAMMER Park. Clark finished 3-for-4 with three doubles and raised his season batting average to.299 in 28 games. The game was the first three-double game for a Thunder batter this season, and the third time a Thunder batter had three extra-base hits in a single game—both Rob Segedin and JR Murphy had three XBH in Trenton’s 15-14 loss at Erie April 18th.

In addition to the three-run 5th inning, Trenton used a big 7th inning to secure Sunday afternoon’s win. A wild pitch, passed ball, RBI single from Jose Pirela and RBI double from Andrew Clark each produced a run as part of the four-run 7th. Trenton had their lead cut from 4-0 to 4-2 as New Hampshire scored twice in the top of the 7thinning off Jeremy Bleich who recorded his first win of the season. Trenton’s offense responded immediately to get momentum back on the side of the Thunder.

In his third start of the season, Fred Lewis tossed four shutout innings for the Thunder while striking out four batters on a season-high 63 pitches. In his two starts since being converted from a reliever to the rotation, Lewis has allowed one unearned run in 7.1 innings pitched.

With the win, Trenton splits the series with the Fisher Cats and draws back to within 1.5 games of second place and the final playoff spot in the East Division. At the 100-game mark of the season, Trenton has gone 50-50.

The Thunder and Altoona Curve kick off a three-game series Monday night at 7:05 p.m. The ballgame features RHP Sean Black (3-2, 4.22) for the Thunder facing Altoona’s RHP Nick Kingham (3-2, 2.84). Limited tickets are still available by going or by calling the Thunder Ticket Office at (609) 394-3300. Radio coverage on 91.3 FM (WTSR) and streaming online begins at 6:45 p.m.


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

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