Trenton Thunder lose wild affair to New Hampshire in walk-off fashion – The Star-Ledger

thunder1.JPGThe Fisher Cats’ Adeiny Hechavarria steals second as the Trenton Thunder’s Joseph Corban fields the throw during Friday night’s game in Manchester, N.H.

MANCHESTER, N.H, – The Trenton Thunder had a productive night at the plate, but a seven-run, nine-hit night offensively was not enough as New Hampshire walked-off to an 8-7 win in front of 2,690 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Corban Joseph and Cody Johnson combined to collect six hits in 10 at-bats, as well as five RBIs and three doubles.

For the second straight night, the Thunder grabbed an early lead after Joseph doubled home Austin Romine for the 1-0 lead in the top of the second. After surrendering their lead in the bottom of the second, the Thunder quickly turned a 2-1 game into a 3-2 ballgame in the third inning when Austin Krum scored on an error by New Hampshire pitcher Rey Gonzalez error and Johnson laced an RBI single.

Johnson, the former Atlanta first round draft pick, had an effective night at the plate for his new team and organization. After his third inning RBI, the Thunder designated hitter singled in the fifth and smacked a two-run double in the top of the sixth.

Scoring in every inning from the second through the sixth, the Thunder took a 7-5 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning when left-handed reliever Wilkins Arias made his season debut. Arias walked the only three Fisher Cat hitters he faced, and manager Tony Franklin went to lefty Kei Igawa. The former Yankee allowed New Hampshire to tie the game, allowing two runs via two free passes of his own.

The score remained tied until the bottom of the ninth inning when Thunder switch-pitching phenom Pat Venditte came in to attempt to send the game into extras. Fisher Cat left fielder John Tolisano singled off the wall in deep left field gave the Fisher Cats a walk-off win.

Apr 9th, 2011 | Posted in Fashion
No comments yet.
You must be logged in to post a comment.