Late Rally Stuns Thunder As 'Cats Triumph

Seven unanswered runs in the last two innings were the difference Tuesday

By Bob Lipman / New Hampshire Fisher Cats | August 20, 2019 10:12 PM

TRENTON, NJ - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays) scored seven unanswered runs between the eighth and the ninth for a come-from-behind 7-2 victory over the Trenton Thunder (Yankees) Tuesday night at ARM & HAMMER Park.

Trailing 2-0, New Hampshire began its comeback in the top of the eighth. Vinny Capra drew a lead-off walk and stole second before back-to-back strikeouts brought Brock Lundquist to the plate. Lundquist hit a two-strike pitch through the hole on the right side to score Capra and make it 2-1 Thunder. Nash Knight followed with an RBI double down the line in right field to tie the game before Christian Williams' triple scored Knight to give the Fisher Cats a 3-2 advantage.

A Cullen Large triple with the bases loaded in the ninth scored three and the 'Cats added another on a Lundquist sacrifice fly to go up 7-2 before Trenton's final at-bat.

Trenton broke up New Hampshire's 18.1 scoreless innings streak with a run in the bottom of the fifth. Ben Wagner singled then Isiah Gilliam doubled to eventually set up a RBI sacrifice fly from North Andover, MA native Max Burt, which made it 1-0 Thunder.

The Yankees affiliate added a run in the sixth on a lead-off single by Kyle Holder and an RBI double to dead centerfield off the bat of Chris Gittens.

Notable:

  • The Fisher Cats pitching staff has allowed a total of ten runs in the last nine games
  • Cullen Large went 2-for-4 with a single in the third inning to extend his hit streak to nine games.
  • New Hampshire leads the season series with Trenton 9-6.

The Fisher Cats and Thunder play one more time on Wednesday at ARM & HAMMER Park at 1:00 p.m. New Hampshire will start the final homestand of the season on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. when the Fisher Cats host Binghamton (Mets) at Delta Dental Stadium. It will be Margaritaville Night and an Atlas Fireworks Show will follow the game.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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