(Trenton, NJ) – Offense was on display at Trenton Thunder Ballpark as the Thunder looked to rebound following a one-run loss to Frederick on Saturday night.
The Thunder scored their first run of the day on Kolby Johnson’s team-leading fifth home run in the first, which was his fourth leadoff home run of the season. After Frederick tied the game at one in the third, Trenton put up a five spot in the bottom of the fourth, capped off by a three-run bases-clearing double by Ramon Jimenez.
After Joe Impeduglia hit a solo home run to extend Trenton’s lead to seven in the bottom of the sixth, chaos would unfold in the eighth. Following Roberto Pena’s three-run home run, the Keys continued to get base runners aboard. With two outs, Kirkland Banks lined a single to left field, Frederick’s Andrew Papantonis attempted to score, but was cut down at the plate by a magnificent throw from Trenton’s left fielder Anthony Abbatine.
A benches clearing brawl ensued between the two teams after the play at the plate, which resulted in Frederick’s Hyland Hall being ejected. Enrique Ozoa threw a scoreless ninth inning to give Trenton the 10-5 victory.
Your Hyatt Regency Princeton Thunder Player of the game was awarded to Lane Miller, who for the third start in a row pitched six innings. On Saturday, he allowed just two runs and scattered six hits.
Your First Half Champion Thunder moved to 16-15 (35-22 overall) on the second half. On Sunday August 20th, the Thunder will play the third game of three against the Frederick Keys at 5:00 PM. Come out to Trenton Thunder Ballpark for Bark at the Park! To purchase tickets, call (609)-394-3300, Opt 4 or visit trentonthunder.com.