Fleming Belts Thunder to 7-6 Win over 'Cats

By Trenton Thunder Media Relations / Trenton Thunder | May 17, 2017 10:32 PM ET

MANCHESTER, NH - A three-run home run by Billy Fleming in the top of the 6th inning capped a five-run frame and opened up a 7-3 lead for the Trenton Thunder, and it was just enough in Trenton's 7-6 win Wednesday night over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Your Thunder jumped on the board first against New Hampshire's starting pitcher Conner Greene with a run in the top of the first inning set up by Thairo Estrada's lead-off single. The Fisher Cats rallied with runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings to take the 2-1 lead before Billy McKinney launched a home run in the top of the 4th inning to tie the game again.

Trenton trailed 3-2 heading into the 6th inning when the offense exploded for five runs and a 7-3 lead. It was the first inning with five or more runs for your Thunder in two weeks and it helped ease the pressure on the pitching down the stretch.

The starter for your Thunder, Justus Sheffield, collected his second win of the season with six innings of work. He passed the baton off to lefty Caleb Frare for two scoreless innings before J.P. Feyereisen took over for the 9th. Richard Urena homered to begin the inning and cut New Hampshire's deficit over your Thunder to 7-6, but Feyereisen notched the final three outs- including a pair of strikeouts- to preserve the win and preserve the best record in the Eastern League at 23-14.

Trenton and New Hampshire wrap-up their series Thursday morning with an 11:35 a.m. first pitch at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Pregame coverage begins at 11:20 a.m. on 920 AM and online at www.trentonthunder.com/broadcast. 

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

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