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Right-hander Eric Ruth threw six strong innings in Trenton's Game 2 win.

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Thunder Sweep Goats, Take Second Place

NORWICH, CT – With narrow wins over the Hartford Yard Goats in both ends of a doubleheader Wednesday, the Trenton Thunder (31-20) extended their win streak to a season-best five games and took over second place in the Eastern League East.

Game 1 started with the Thunder jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning before Ronald Herrera threw a pitch. Hartford struck for single runs off Herrera in the first and second innings to claim the lead. The Thunder righty settled-in after that and finished the night with six innings of two-run baseball and a career-best-matching nine strikeouts.

That set the table for Trenton’s offense to rally late off starting pitcher German Marquez. The game was tied 2-2 in the sixth inning with two outs after a sac fly with the bases loaded from Lane Adams scored Dustin Fowler. A passed ball advanced Tyler Austin and Mark Payton to third and second base for Juan Silva, who laced a go-ahead two-run double to left-centerfield for a two-run lead in an eventual 4-2 victory.

In Game 2, Trenton fell behind 1-0 in the third inning with an unearned run off starter Eric Ruth. Ruth needed just 67 pitches to get through six innings while allowing two hits. He improved to 2-1 on the season while his ERA dropped to 3.18 on the year.

The Thunder offense provided two runs in the 4th inning for a 2-1 lead, which the pitching staff held up down the stretch. J.R. Graham entered for a scoreless seventh inning for his second save in a Thunder uniform.

The Thunder and Yard Goats return to action Thursday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Pre-game coverage can be found 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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