Thunder split with Sea Dogs
Trenton got on the board first in game one, as Austin Krum led off the game with a double down the leftfield line. The next batter, David Adams, hit a double into the left-center field gap, and that allowed Austin Krum to cross home plate with the first run of the game. In the fourth inning, the Thunder had the bases loaded with one out for Luis Nunez, and he knocked a base hit into rightfield to bring in Brandon Laird, making it 2-0 Thunder.
Laird would get his chance to produce a run in the top of the fifth, and he did just that. After Austin Krum walked and stole second base, Laird came up and lined a ground ball through the hole and into leftfield to bring in Krum.
DJ Mitchell was terrific in his second start of the season. He earned the victory after giving up just one hit through five innings and struck out two. Grant Duff finished the game and recorded his third save of the year.
In game two, it was Portland that jumped out to an early lead when Luis Exposito singled in Ryan Kalish. Then, Lars Anderson doubled off the ‘Maine Monster’, which brought in Exposito.
In the fourth inning, Brandon Laird hit his first home run of the year; a solo shot off Portland reliever Eammon Portice, and that cut the Sea Dog lead to 2-1. However, Portice settled down and gave up just one more hit, and Jason Rice came on to close and preserve the 2-1 victory for Portland.
The Thunder travel to New Hampshire on Monday to start a three game series with the Fisher Cats. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35PM.