MANCHESTER, NH – Thunder starting pitcher Dietrich Enns has tossed 10.2 scoreless innings to begin his Double-A career- including 6.0 shutout frames Saturday night-, which was more than enough in the Thunder’s 7-1 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
Before 5,136 fans on a pleasant night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, the Thunder used single runs in the 3rd and 4th innings to open up an early lead on New Hampshire. In the 3rd inning Dustin Fowler delivered an RBI single with two outs to score Jose Rosario and give the Thunder the game’s first run. An RBI groundout one inning later by Cito Culver double the lead to 2-0.
Fowler delivered further offense in the 7th inning with a two-run triple to extend the score to 4-0. The 21-year old finished 3-for-5 with a triple, a run scored, four RBI and a stolen base as an anchor atop the lineup.
The Thunder added three more runs in the 9th inning before a harmless run in the bottom of the 9th stood as New Hampshire’s lone tally of the game.
Enns went six innings and scattered three hits in a shutout effort before turning the ball over to Matt Tracy and Mark Montgomery out of the bullpen.
The series concludes Sunday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium with a scheduled 1:35 p.m. first pitch. The Thunder send starter LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-0, 5.40) to the mound to try and earn a series split with the Fisher Cats, and will be opposed by LHP Shane Dawson (1-0, 0.00). Pregame coverage with Adam Giardino begins starting at 1:20 p.m. on the Trenton Thunder Radio Network.