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Higashioka, Andujar Pace Thunder Attack

BOWIE, MD – The Trenton Thunder used a season-high 17 hits to score a season-high 13 runs in a 13-8 victory over the Bowie Baysox Thursday night.

Bowie struck for the games first two runs with a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning by Joey Terdoslavich. Moments later, the Thunder put the first six men of the top of the third inning on base against Bowie’s starter, David Hess. Trenton scored six runs in the inning off Hess, setting a season-high for runs in an inning, taking a 6-2 lead.

The Thunder added a run in the 4th and three more runs in the 5th inning to widen the lead to 10-2. The Baysox rallied for a run in the 5th and four runs in the 6th inning the claw back to within three runs, 10-7. The following inning, the Thunder had two outs and none on when Miguel Andujar drew an eight-pitch walk to extend the inning for Kyle Higashioka. The Thunder catcher came off the disabled list prior to the ballgame and crunched a two-run home run to left field for some insurance and a 12-7 lead.

Six runs were charged to Thunder starting pitcher, Chance Adams, in his second Double-A start. He improves to 2-0 with the win while striking out eight men in 5.2 innings.

All nine Thunder batters recorded a hit and scored a run in the ballgame, with six-of-nine recording multi-hit games. Miguel Andujar and Higashioka each had three RBIs on the night, and Andujar and Tyler Wade had three-hit nights.

The Thunder improve to a season-best 16-games above .500 with the win, getting to that mark for the first time since the final day of the 2012 regular season.

Trenton piles on the bus following the game and makes the trip westward to Akron, OH. Friday night they begin a four-game series over three days against the Akrom RubberDucks. First pitch of Friday’s ballgame is set for 7:05 p.m. with pregame coverage beginning at 6:50 p.m. on 91.3 FM and online at www.trentonthunder.com.


This post is a press release courtesy of the Trenton Thunder Media Relations Department.

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