Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tyler Wade and his Thunder teammates were thrilled to see a former teammate make his Yankees debut. (Photo by Martin Griff)

Press Releases

Thunder Rally, Win on Wade’s Inside The Park Homer

TRENTON, NJ – Mark Payton hit a game-tying three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth and Tyler Wade capped off a wild walk-off victory, 10-9, over the Portland Sea Dogs with an inside-the-park home run Tuesday night at ARM & HAMMER Park.

The game appeared to be in hand for the visiting Portland Sea Dogs when they scored three times in the top of the ninth to take a 9-5 lead. The victory put the Thunder (49-29) 20 games above .500.

The Thunder began their ninth inning rally with a walk from Kyle Higashioka and a base hit from Lane Adams. Jose Rosario then reached on an infield single allowing Higashioka to score and make it 9-6. Sea Dogs reliever Austin Maddux came back to strike out Cito Culver and Billy Fleming for the first two outs in the inning before Mark Payton stepped into the box.

Payton was pinch-hitting for Michael O’Neill and on the first pitch, he crushed the game-tying three-run home run.

With the game tied at nine, Portland brought Williams Jerez into the game and on the fifth pitch he threw, Tyler Wade hit a fly ball to deep center field that dropped over the head of Sean Coyle. Wade flew around the bases and scored before Coyle and the Sea Dogs defense could string together a relay throw home.

Wade’s walk-off inside-the-park home run was the first in franchise history. It was the first inside-the-park home run since Jose Gil  June 11, 2011, against the Binghamton Mets.

Kyle Higashioka went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk on Tuesday night. Higashioka’s home run was his fifth since returning from the disabled list last Thursday. He’s hit home runs in his fourth, sixth, eleventh, fifteenth, and sixteenth at bats since returning from the DL.

Jose Rosario, Billy Fleming, and Dustin Fowler each added multi-hit games in the win. The Thunder allowed a season-high 16 hits and nine runs.

Your Thunder go for the sweep of the Sea Dogs on Wednesday night at ARM & HAMMER Park. RHP Chance Adams will start for the Thunder, RHP Mitch Atkins will go for Portland. Wednesday is Steiner Sports night with a special autograph signing from former Yankee and Tigers slugger, Cecil Fielder. Tickets are available by phone at 609-394-3300 or online at TrentonThunder.com.



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

You May Also Like

Sticky Post

With the draft now behind us it is time to take a look at how the Yankees prospects rank throughout the system. Like our...


Spring training is just around the corner.  Which means our new Yankees top prospect list is here.  Released early this morning we bring you...


The Yankees came into 2018 with a gluttony of players that were eligible for the Rule 5 draft, many that were among the team’s...


It is that time again, as we prepare for pitchers and catchers to report to Tampa for Spring Training we will take a look...

Skip to toolbar