Thunder Offense Explodes Again in 13-1 Win Over Portland

By Jon Mozes / Trenton Thunder | May 27, 2017 4:28 PM

One day after setting a season-high with 17 hits, the Thunder offense set a season-high with 13 runs scored in a 13-1 thrashing of the Portland Sea Dogs on Saturday afternoon at Hadlock Field.

The Thunder won their sixth straight game and own the Eastern League's best record with a 31-16 mark.

Right-hander Yefry Ramirez struck out nine batters and allowed just one hit in 5.2 innings to earn the victory. Cody Carroll made his Double-A debut following Ramirez and struck out six in 2.1 innings.

The Thunder scored twice in the first and broke the game open in the middle innings with two more in each the fourth and fifth. Zack Zehner completed a career day at the plate with a grand slam home run over the vindeoboard in left-center to take a 10-0 lead in the sixth inning. Zehner had a career-best six runs batted in the game. Billy McKinney and Francisco Diaz added three-hit games in the victory.

16 hits for the Thunder offense was one shy of the season-high set in last night's 8-6 win. The team has recorded 32 hits over the last two games against Portland. For the second straight game, eight of the nine starters for the Thunder recorded a hit.

Your Thunder continue their series on Sunday afternoon at 1pm against the Sea Dogs. LHP Justus Sheffield (3-2, 3.80) will start for the Thunder, RHP Teddy Stankiewicz (2-1, 3.24) will go for Portland. Sunday's game will air beginning at 12:45pm on 920 AM The Jersey and online at

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