Trenton defeats F-Cats

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TRENTON, N.J. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats began their three-game set along the banks of the Delaware River on a sour note, falling 6-1 to the Trenton Thunder on Monday.

All seven combined runs came by the end of the third, with New Hampshire’s coming courtesy of a Brady Koerner wild pitch that allowed Vinny Capra to scamper across the plate in the top of the third.

Half an inning later, Trenton found four more runs in addition to the two they grabbed in the first, chasing New Hampshire starter Hector Perez.

Perez (1-2) was on the hook for all six runs despite leaving with one out to go in the third, giving up six hits and six walks in the process.

The win went to Daniel Alvarez (4-0), as he struck out four of the six batters he faced in the seventh and eighth.

New Hampshire’s pitching staff limited Trenton to just three hits after the departure of Perez, but the Cats’ bats could not capitalize, ending the day going 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

Forest Wall and Kevin Smith each finished with two hits apiece, with Wall also notching a pair of walks.

Tuesday night holds another showdown in New Jersey’s capital as lefty Zach Logue (2-0, 3.27 ERA) takes the mound for New Hampshire against Trenton’s Albert Abreu (0-2, 7.31 ERA).

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.