Rain cancelled Tuesday’s showdown in Manchester, but the Thunder was in full force for the first part of Wednesday’s doubleheader.
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell to the Trenton Thunder in the first seven-inning game of the day, 3-0.
New Hampshire hurler Francisco Rios got through 4 2/3 innings of work scattering four hits to Trenton batters. However, a first-pitch homer given up to Rashad Crawford in the fifth would erase his earlier work, bringing home all three Trenton runs in the contest.
Rios falls to 2-2 following that one swing of the bat, while Trenton righthander Yefry Ramirez climbed to 3-0, earning his second win of the year so far against the Fisher Cats.
Ramirez allowed just three hits to New Hampshire batters, although one of them was to second baseman Tim Lopes, who extended his hitting streak to eleven games.
Emilio Ramirez had New Hampshire’s only extra-base hit; Trenton had no extra-base hits outside of Crawford’s shot and Crawford was the only batter on either team with more than one hit.