MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Trenton Thunder needed just one inning to defeat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Tuesday, as Kellin Deglan’s triple brought home both runs in Trenton’s 2-0 victory.
Deglan’s first triple of the year brought home Chris Gittens and Hoy Jun Park, and it was immediately followed by 12 straight retired batters by both teams.
If not for subsequent walks by Park and Deglan, that streak would have stretched to 23 at-bats, broken only by a single from Josh Palacios in the fourth, New Hampshire’s first hit of the night.
Deglan and Palacios each notched another double as both set of pitching staffs kept things in autopilot all evening.
Hector Perez (7-6) was the loser of record for New Hampshire, striking out seven over four innings of work.
Clarke Schmidt (2-0) pitched seven innings in the win striking out five, while Daniel Alvarez earned his 20th save of the year after pitching the ninth for Trenton.
The Fisher Cats and Thunder continue the series on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. Thomas Hatch starts for New Hampshire (1-3, 2.86 ERA) against Trenton’s Nick Green (3-3, 7.04 ERA).