Thunder Lose Late Lead, Lose Game

(PR) Manchester, NH- For the second time in ten days off the bat of Shawn Bowman, New Hampshire walked off with a win against Trenton, defeating the Thunder in 7-6 in ten innings. With the loss, Trenton falls to 27-19 on the year.

The Thunder took advantage of a wild RHP Zach Stewart in the early innings. Trenton scored five runs in the first two innings on a combined seven hits, with Austin Krum driving in the last two runs. The Trenton lineup led off the second inning with five straight hits off Stewart.

RHP David Phelps allowed his only run of the game in the fourth inning on a groundout from Adam Loewen, which scored Brad Emaus from third to cut the Trenton lead to 5-1. The Thunder went up 6-1 in the seventh on an RBI single from Brandon Laird, scoring Austin Romine.

Phelps went on to pitch 7 2/3 innings, and after the Thunder retired the first two batters in the bottom of the eighth inning, Darin Mastroianni reached base on a fielding error by Brandon Laird to extend the frame. LHP Wilkins Arias came in and walked Adam Calderone, and then surrendered a three-run, inside-the-park home run to Eric Thames that cut the Thunder lead 6-4.

After going down in order in the ninth, RHP Josh Schmidt surrendered a double to Adam Loewen, and then gave up a game-tying two-run home run to David Cooper to send the game to extra innings with both teams tied at six.

In the top of the tenth, Trenton left the go-ahead run in scoring position. Schmidt came out to pitch the bottom half and walked Thames to lead off the inning. After Austin Romine threw away a sacrifice bunt laid down by Emaus, Bowman hit a walk-off single to score Thames for the game-winner.

The Thunder and Fisher Cats will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 6:05 PM. In game one, LHP Wilkin De La Rosa will start for the Thunder, while New Hampshire starts LHP Chuck Huggins. Trenton gives the ball to RHP Cory Arbiso in game two, and the Fisher Cats go with RHP B.J. LaMura.

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