Trenton, NJ – The Trenton Thunder rallied with a pair of runs in the seventh inning and held on to win a back-and-forth game 5-4 over the Harrisburg Senators at Arm & Hammer Park, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Eastern League Championship Series.
Trenton took the lead with a run in the bottom of the first off Harrisburg starter A.J. Cole. The Senators bounced back to take the lead with single runs in the fourth and fifth. Jerad Head delivered an RBI single and Steven Souza, Jr. drove in a run with a fielder's choice.
After Trenton scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to take a 3-2 lead, the Senators answered with two of their own in the sixth. Head delivered once again, this time with an RBI double, and Jeff Howell came through with a sacrifice-fly.
In the seventh, Richie Mirowski struck out Gary Sanchez to lead off the inning, but it was downhill from there. The next four batters all reached on a pair of walks and a pair of singles. Reegie Corona's RBI single tied the game and Ali Castillo put Trenton in front for good with an RBI groundout.
On Thursday night, the series shifts to Harrisburg for Game 3, as the Senators look to extend the series.