South Jersey Baseball:
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
By Dan Loney
(Trenton, NJ)- New Hampshire collected seven extra base hits, including six doubles, off Trenton pitching in a 9-4 win over the Thunder on Wednesday night. The loss snapped a three-game Trenton win streak.
Trenton (32-32) scored runs in the first two innings against Fisher Cats starter Kyle Yates for the early lead. 2B Gabe Lopez tripled and scored in the 1st Inning and then drove in SS J.T. Stotts with an RBI single in the second. But Yates settled down and held the Thunder to those two runs over seven innings. Yates (3-5) allowed nine hits with no walks and three strikeouts for the win.
New Hampshire (28-34) came back against Trenton starter Tyler Clippard in the 5th Inning to take the lead. Three straight hits, including an RBI double by SS Manny Mayorson, tied the game at 2-2. The lead run scored on a error by Stotts. CF Justin singleton put the Fisher Cats ahead 4-2 later in the inning with an RBI single. New Hampshire started the sixth with a double and a two-run homer by C Erik Kratz for a 6-2 lead. Clippard (2-9) took the loss allowing six runs and eight hits in five innings.
The Fisher Cats then got reliever Jeremy King for three more runs in the inning, including an RBI double by 3B Eric Arnold and a two-run single from LF Adam Lind.
Trenton got four hits from Lopez, as well three hits and two RBI from LF Shelley Duncan, in the game which was delayed by rain at the outset by 2 hours, 45 minutes.
The series wraps up on Thursday at 7:05 PM. Matt DeSalvo (1-0, 1.69) starts for the Thunder against New Hampshire's David Purcey, who is making his first start since being recalled from Triple-A.