Two games, 14 innings, long night. Sorry I couldn’t post game one higlihgts before game two began, my media relations duties consumed my time. However, in game one Bowie scored seven runs in the first three innings and cruised to a 7-2 victory. Ryan Pope didn’t pitch awful but still dropped to 2-4 on the season (four out of the five first inning runs were unearned). Here are some of the highlights….
TOP 1st – Adam Donachie connects on an RBI single to put Bowie on top 1-0. Later in the inning Ambiorix Concepcion slaps a double down the left field line to clear the bases as the BaySox jump ahead 4-0.
Donachie RBI single
Concepcion RBI double
BOTTOM 2nd – Edwar Gonzalez hits a solo home run to put Trenton on the board. It was the first home run of the year for Gonzo as the Thunder pulled to within 5-1.
GAME 2: First Pitch 8:59….Those were the best clips from game one, game two was much more exciting as Trenton walked off with a 5-4 win. Alan Horne (pictured)
made his first start since May 12 and was on a strict pitch count. Horne lasted just 2.2 innings and gave up two runs and three hits with three walks. However for the optimists out there, the former Eastern League Pitcher of the Year had the breaking stuff working and tallied two strikeouts. Here are some of the highlights….
TOP 2nd – Guillermo Rodriguez gives Bowie a 1-0 lead with an RBI single to left field.
Rodriguez RBI single
BOTTOM 5th – A huge throwing error on Bowie catcher Guillermo Rodriguez as Justin Snyder laid down a beautiful sacrifice bunt. Seth Fortenberry eventually scored on the play and Chris Malec would knock in James Cooper two batters later to put Trenton on top 3-2.
TOP 7th – Amaury Sanit suffered his first blown save of the season as Jonathan Tucker drilled a two-run RBI triple to tie the score at 4-4.
Tucker RBI triple (Top 7th)
BOTTOM 7th – Carlos Mendoza is the hero. After an making a diving catch to start an unassisted double play to end the top of the 7th, Mendoza bloops an RBI single to left field to score Colin Curtis and send Trenton home with a 5-4 victory.
Mendoza GW RBI single
…..Just incase anyone was wondering, tonight’s 14 innings of baseball lasted a total of 4 hours and 32 minutes. Trenton’s longest game of the 2009 season was an extra inning victory over the Binghamton Mets on April 9. That 5-4 Thunder victory lasted 4 hours and 42 minutes. It was also coincidentally 14 innings long. Goodnight, check back with you tomorrow for highlights from game four of the five game series against Bowie.