Early lead fizzles as Trenton scores 5 unanswered to win 5-1
By Tyler Zickel / New Hampshire Fisher Cats | April 18, 2017 11:26 PM ET
Trenton, NJ - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5-6) couldn't sustain an early 1-0 lead over the Trenton Thunder (7-4) Tuesday night, dropping their second consecutive game after the New York Yankees affiliate scored five runs between the seventh and eighth to win 5-1.
Tim Lopes got the Fisher Cats on the board early. The Huntington Beach, CA native plated Harold Ramirez - who had reached earlier via a walk - with a two out double off of Thunder starter Justus Sheffield (ND, 1-0). It was the first earned run allowed by Sheffield (#7 Yankees prospect per MLB.com) this season.
New Hampshire starter Sean Reid-Foley (ND, 0-1) went a season-high three innings and Dusty Isaacs followed with two scoreless frames to hold the lead, but Trenton managed to score an unearned run against reliever Carlos Ramirez in the seventh without recording a hit to tie the game.
A four-run eighth proved to be the difference in the game. The Thunder tagged Alonzo Gonzalez (L, 0-1) for six singles to bring home the eventual winning run and more, downing New Hampshire for the second straight night.
Top Blue Jays prospect Anthony Alford continued his scorching start to the 2017 season. Alford collected two hits, walked and stole a base to extend his on base streak to ten consecutive games. The former Ole Miss defensive back leads the league with a .514 batting average.
The Fisher Cats will send RHP Conner Greene (0-1, 4.82 ERA) to the mound tomorrow night against RHP Chance Adams (2-0, 0.79 ERA). First pitch is slated for 7:00 p.m. and can be heard on AM 610 WGIR or online via iHeartRadio.
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