The total number of victories in one-run games for the 2017 New Hampshire Fisher Cats remains at just one, falling 7-6 to the Trenton Thunder on Wednesday night.
Trenton broke a 2-2 deadlock in the top of the sixth, putting five runs across the plate thanks to RBI singles from Zack Zehner and Rashad Crawford as well as a three-run homer from Billy Fleming.
New Hampshire would answer later that inning, with Emilio Guerrero bringing Danny Jansen home, with Guerrero later coming home on a fielder’s choice.
Richard Urena began the bottom of the ninth with a home run over the centerfield fence, followed quickly by a ground ball single from Anthony Alford. However, J.P. Feyereisen would go on to retire the next three Fisher Cats in the order to earn his second save of the year.
Justus Sheffield (2-2) went six innings in the win for Trenton, scattering nine hits and five runs, four of them earned. He also recorded five of the 10 strikeouts issued to New Hampshire batters on the evening.
Connor Greene (1-3) got the loss after finishing five innings of work. He lasted into the sixth, but like Sean Reid-Foley in Tuesday’s contest, could not retire any batters before leaving the mound. All three of the runners he would leave for Jose Fernandez would eventually come across the plate.
Despite the loss, it was a productive offensive night for the Fisher Cats, who ended with a total of 13 hits.
Ryan McBroom went 3-for-5 with a homer in the third and a double in the fifth. Not to be outdone, Alford would end the night 4-for-5. Urena and Guerrero also had two hits each and Danny Jansen notched his first two runs as a Fisher Cat, following his promotion from Dunedin over the weekend.
For Trenton, Thairo Estada and Billy McKinney each had two hits. McKinney also joined Fleming in the four-bagger club, getting his second home run of the year in the fourth inning off Greene.
The final game of the series is scheduled to start at 11:35 a.m. on Thursday. Jon Harris (1-3, 5.95 ERA) will take the mound for New Hampshire against Trenton’s Ronald Herrera (3-0, 0.49 ERA).