BOWIE, MD – The Trenton Thunder jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Bowie Baysox in the top of the 1st inning before a pair of homers in the bottom of the 1st gave the Baysox a 3-2 lead and they never looked back en route to a 7-3 victory.
The offense was held to just five hits in the game, but scored twice in the first inning on Ariel Miranda. The Bowie starting pitcher walked the leadoff man of the game, and two batters later, Ali Castillo came around to score on a RBI double by Tyler Austin that got over the head of Mike Yastrzemski in centerfield. Rob Segedin delivered a hit into right field that scored Austin and Trenton held a two-run lead before the Baysox even came to bat.
However, in the bottom of the inning, the Baysox wrested the lead away from the Thunder for good. After Corban Joseph led off the game with a strikeout, the second batter Chance Sisco homered to the opposite field off Thunder starter Taylor Garrison to draw back to within a run. After Trey Mancini reached safely, Quincy Latimore clubbed his team-best 14th homer of the season to propel Bowie ahead 3-2.
From there, the Baysox extended their lead to 4-2 before the Thunder trimmed in back to 4-3 with a run in the top of the 7th. The game remained a one-run deficit until the Thunder bullpen allowed three runs in the 8th inning to stretch it to a 7-3 lead.
With the Reading Fightin Phils and Binghamton Mets both having their games cancelled Thursday night, the Thunder fall to 4.0 games in back of the B-Mets with the loss and 9.0 games behind Reading with 19 games remaining in the regular season.
The Thunder pile on the bus and head back to Trenton overnight before returning to action in the opener of a six-game homestand against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at ARM & HAMMER Park with Clocks in a Can being given away to the first 1,500 fans ages 5-15 and post-game fireworks. Pre-game coverage begins on 91.3 FM WTSR and online at www.trentonthunder.combeginning at 6:40 p.m.