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Betances’ Strong Pitching Keeps Seadogs Down

The Trenton Thunder improved their record to (22-18) behind a strong effort by pitcher Dellin Betances’ and poor early fielding by the Portland Seadogs (12-25).  With 5,863 watching the Thunder took advantage of two fielding errors and one wild pitch in posting  a 3-1 victory.

The early errors started in the bottom of the first inning as Melky Mesa grounded a ball to Seadog second baseman Oscar Tejeda who promptly booted the ball into right field allowing the Thunder to score two runs on the play.

The Thunder scored another run in the second inning on another Seadog mistake when Addison Maruszak scored on a wild pitch by Seadog starter Alex Wilson. Maruszak led off the inning with a double to center field and advanced to third base on a grounder to second by Austin Krum.

Dellin Betances’ was strong again the Yankees top pitching prospect struck out five batters and gave up one run in five innings of work. Josh Schmidt came in and pitched two innings of shutout ball to claim his second save of the season.

Last night was the opening game of the three game set against the Seadogs Craig Heyer (3-2  3.03) gets the start against the Seadogs Brock Huntzinger (2-4  9.00).

Thunder Claps

Tonight’s game starts @ 7:05 pm at Waterfront Park Fireworks after the game.

The Thunder have won 7 out of the last 10 games, are currently in fourth place in the Eastern Division, 4 games behind division leader New Hampshire.

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