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Thunder Wins Seventh Straight Game!

The Trenton Thunder (27-18) swept the Reading Phillies (24-21) in Reading with a 3-1 victory at First Energy Stadium. Thunder pitcher Craig Heyer threw for six innings throwing scoreless ball. Jose Pirela homered for the first time as a member of the Thunder. The Thunder also swept back to back series.

The Thunder started off early when Jose Pirela smoked a ball over the Left Field fences to give the Thunder an early one run lead. The homerun was also Pirela’s first homerun in double-A baseball.

With a large home attendance of a little over 8,000 looking on in the fifth inning, Pirela got on base again for the Thunder and Bradley Suttle followed with a triple into the right center field gap. The Thunder added an insurance run in the sixth inning when they scored on a bases loaded walk to increase their lead to 3-0.

Craig Heyer dominated the Reading Phils allowing only two hits over the six innings he pitched. Heyer (4-2 , 2.74) who easily posted his best performance of the season received fine fielding help as the Thunder provided him with three straight inning ending double plays.

Reading whimpered a little when they loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and scoring a run on single but Josh Schimdt came in to douse the flames and earn his fourth save of the season.

Thunder Claps

Trenton opens a five game in four days Memorial day stand on the road in Portland against the Seadogs at Hadlock Field.

Manny Banuelos goes to the hill tonight against the Seadogs at 7:00pm Tune-In to 93.1 WTSR-FM for all the action. Reading will send Stolmy Pimental to the hill, Last time out the Thunder had their way with Stolmy and the Thunder look for more of the same.

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