BINGHAMTON, NY – Trenton Thunder starting pitcher Vicente Campos made his second Double-A start Wednesday night and he fired a strong outing to help Trenton take Game 2 from the Binghamton Mets.
Campos allowed one run on two hits in 6.2 innings before Jared King singled with two outs in the seventh inning to knock him from the ballgame after 97 pitches. The lone run the B-Mets scored to that point came in the third inning when King walked to begin the frame, stole second base and then scored on L.J. Mazzili’s base hit down the left-field line. That brought the B-Mets back to within a run, which would be the closest they’d get the rest of the way.
Trenton faced knuckleballer Mickey Jannis and was able to get on the board early in support of Campos. Tyler Wade walked to begin the ballgame and was singled to third base by Dustin Fowler to put runners at the corners with no outs. Fowler stole second base and the throw from the catcher Xorge Carrillo bounced into centerfield which allowed Wade to score from third and pushed Fowler to third with still no outs. Two batters later Matt Snyder grounded out to shortstop to give the Thunder a 2-0 lead.
Lane Adams homered leading off the 6th inning to get the Thunder back ahead by two runs, 3-1. It wasn’t until the eighth inning that things became more comfortable for Trenton when they forced Logan Taylor to throw 32 pitches- including a 14-pitch at-bat by Cito Culver culminating in an RBI single to add a pair of runs to the lead and make it 5-1.
In the bottom of the ninth, the first three men reached base but the Thunder escaped with the win, with Jonathan Holder earning his second save of the season.
The Thunder play at NYSEG Stadium for the final time in the regular season Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. in the rubber match of the Double-A Subway Series, with the Thunder having won 4-of-6 head-to-head matchups in Binghamton so far this season. Pregame coverage begins at 6:20 p.m. on 91.3 FM WTSR, 1490 AM WBCB and online at www.trentonthunder.com.