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Pork Roll Persevere for Walk-Off in Tenth

June 29, 2018

After squandering a four-run lead, the Pork Roll kept the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in check and battled for a 7-6 walkoff win in 10 innings in front of a crowd of 5,071 at ARM & HAMMER Park.With tiebreaker runner Abiatal Avelino beginning the bottom of the tenth on second


After squandering a four-run lead, the Pork Roll kept the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in check and battled for a 7-6 walkoff win in 10 innings in front of a crowd of 5,071 at ARM & HAMMER Park.
With tiebreaker runner Abiatal Avelino beginning the bottom of the tenth on second base for the Pork Roll (45-34), Trey Amburgey flied out to right field, and a stumble by New Hampshire (46-32) right fielder Harold Ramirez enabled Avelino to advance to third. After a walk to Gosuke Katoh, Mandy Alvarez hit a groundball deep in the hole at shortstop, too deep for Bo Bichette to throw to the plate as Avelino scored the winning run.
Pork Roll reliever David Sosebee had worked his way out of bases-loaded jams in both the ninth and tenth innings, earning the win with two scoreless frames.
Trenton had scored the first runs of the game in the bottom of the third off New Hampshire starter Justin Dillon, as Billy Fleming delivered an RBI-single and Abiatal Avelino plated a run on a double-play grounder.
The Fisher Cats came within one run off Dillon Tate in the fourth on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Max Pentecost. Tate, however, would go on to strand the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Pork Roll padded their lead by rallying for three runs off Dillon, getting an RBI-double from Fleming, a sacrifice fly from Avelino and a run-scoring single from Amburgey on three consecutive at-bats. New Hampshire immediately crept closer in the sixth, however, as Harold Ramirez hit an opposite-field, two-run homer off Tate to cut Trenton's lead to 5-3.
Both teams scored once in the seventh, but after issuing a leadoff walk to Jon Berti in the top of the eighth, Pork Roll reliever Brady Lail surrendered a game-tying two-run homer to Bichette.
Fleming led the Pork Roll with four hits and three RBI, both season-highs, while Bichette's three hits and two RBI paced New Hampshire.
Your Thunder continue their homestand on Saturday night at 7pm against the Fisher Cats. RHP Michael King (1-1, 2.37) will start for the Thunder, and RHP Jordan Romano (8-3, 4.08) will go for New Hampshire. The evening will feature a post-game Fireworks Spectacular, presented by Marvel Studios. Tickets are available by phone at 609-394-3300 or online at TrentonThunder.com.
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