AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS – 6/17 Connecticut @ Trenton

Eduardo Nunez

*Photo courtesy of Mike Ashmore

A dreary evening on the banks of the Delaware River.  Cloudy and cool for the middle game of this three-game series against the first place Defenders.  After last night’s pitching duel, the bats finally came alive tonight with 10 runs being scored in the first three innings.  However, the Defenders continued to show why they are a first place team as Connecticut takes game two 7-4.  Here are some of the highlights…

BOTTOM 1st – Trenton got an early 1-0 lead after Jesus Montero served an RBI single to center that plated Eduardo Nunez (pictured).
Montero RBI single

TOP 2nd – Connecticut struck right back with three runs, all of them off the bat of Mike Mooney.  The left fielder drilled a hanging curveball over the left-field wall for a three-run home run (his 4th HR of the season) and put the Defenders on top 3-1.
Mike Mooney HR

BOTTOM 2nd – Big inning for the Thunder.  After a sac fly by Justin Snyder made the score 3-2, three consecutive men reached for Trenton capped off by a two-RBI double down the left field line by Nunez putting Trenton on top 4-3.
Snyder sac fly
Nunez RBI double

TOP 3rd – Brett Pill continues his hot streak as he singles home Mike McBryde to tie the game at 4-4.  Later in the inning, with two outs and the bases loaded, Tyler LaTorre sent a dribbler down the third base line and forced a throwing error by Marcos Vechionacci.  The error allowed to Brett Pill to score from third giving Connecticut a 5-4 lead.  During the next at-bat, Nova was called for a balk which plated Eddy Martinez-Esteve and gave the Defenders a 6-4 lead.
Pill RBI single
LaTorre reaches on error
Nova balk

….back with more tomorrow as Trenton tries to salvage game three of the series.

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