TRENTON, NJ - Thunder pitching retired 15 of the final 16 batters they faced which held the Binghamton Mets at-bay long enough for Ali Castillo's game-winning double in the 7th inning in Trenton's 2-1 win Thursday night.
After taking Game 1 of the Eastern Division Championship Series in dramatic fashion Wednesday, the Thunder responded with a two-hitter of the B-Mets in front of 2,877 at ARM & HAMMER Park.
With the ballgame tied 1-1 in the 7th inning, Trenton used a one out single by Mason Williams to begin their go-ahead rally. Reegie Corona was the next batter and lined-out to left field which brought Castillo to the plate. Castillo worked a full-count which put Williams in motion at first base. Castillo lined the offering by Binghamton starting pitcher Darin Gorski to right-centerfield and past centerfielder Darrell Ceciliani to the wall for a 2-1 lead.
Starting pitcher Mikey O'Brien got the no-decision but kept Trenton in the ballgame early. He allowed just one run on a solo home run by Binghamton's Josh Rodriguez to begin the fourth inning. Aside from that, O'Brien allowed just one other hit and struck out four.
Trenton leads the best-of-five series over the Binghamton Mets, 2-0.
Following their second-straight win to begin the series, the EDCS continues Friday with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Binghamton Mets at NYSEG Stadium. RHP Shane Greene (8-4, 3.18) pitches for the Thunder against RHP Logan Verrett (12-6, 4.25) for Binghamton. Tickets are available for 2 of the series by going to www.trentonthunder.com/tickets or by calling (609)394-3300. Radio coverage of Friday's game on 91.3 FM (WTSR) and coverage online begins at 6:45 p.m.