23-year old Shaeffer Hall started two games for the Thunder last week and had a record of 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA in 13.0 innings pitched. He made his first appearance of the week on Tuesday night at Reading and surrendered just five hits while striking out four batters in six shutout innings of work to earn the win as Trenton downed the R-Phils 5-2. In his second appearance of the week on Sunday afternoon at Portland the 6’1”, 205 lb. hurler gave up two runs, one earned, while scattering eight hits and striking out four batters over seven innings to lead Trenton to a 5-2 victory. Hall, who is a native of Independence, Missouri, has a record of 4-3 with a 3.30 ERA for the Thunder this season. He is currently tied for the league lead in games started (10) and is ranked fourth in the league in innings pitched (60.0).
Shaeffer, who combined for a record of 11-7 with a 2.89 ERA between the Charleston RiverDogs and the Tampa Yankees last season, was selected by the New York Yankees in the 25th round of the 2008 draft after posting a record of 5-6 with 65 strikeouts and a 4.18 ERA in 92.2 innings pitched during his junior season at Kansas University.
This is the first time this season that a Thunder player has earned a weekly honor. Four players were recognized last season with an Eastern League Weekly Award.
Joining Hall in the EL honors is ‘Player of the Week” Tyler Moore of Harrisburg who hit .448 with 7 Runs, 7 RBI during the week.
The Thunder begin a three game homestand against Altoona tonight at 7:05pm. Tickets are available at 609-394-3300 or online at trentonthunder.com.