Big inning hurts Thunder for second night in a row

June 9, 2024 – Major League Baseball Draft League (MLBDL)
Press release from Trenton Thunder

For the second straight night, getting on offense was no problem at Trenton Thunder Ballpark as the Thunder lost game two to Williamsport on Saturday night by a final score of 14-11. On the two consecutive nights, the Crosscutters scored seven runs in their half of the seventh inning. This time, it came after a six-run sixth inning by Trenton that gave the Thunder a 10-4 lead.

The Thunder hitters delivered again when Landon Frei hit his second home run of the season to left field to give Trenton a 1-0 lead in the second half of the inning. Frei was named Hyatt Regency Princeton Thunder Player of the Game for the effort. The Cutters tied the game 1-1 on a wild pitch in the third inning. They later took a 4-1 lead with a pair of home runs, including a solo hit by Josh Lopez and a two-run home run by Cole Russo.

Trenton got a run back in the fifth inning and put the game up 4-2 before their big inning in the second half of the sixth inning.

With only one hit in the inning, the offense was able to score some runs through great batting discipline.

Ira Jefferies-Harris continued his good start to the season, following up his three-hit performance on Saturday with another.

The Crosscutters sent seven men to the plate on their next chances, with just two hits and taking advantage of open bases. Williamsport got things started with a three-RBI double from center fielder Jackson Mayo that put the game up 11-8. They added three more in the eighth inning on just one hit, which came when Blake Simpson brought JM Long home with a double. The Thunder got two runs back in their half of the inning to cut the deficit to three, but they came no closer in their comeback attempt.

Their Thunder will be looking to return to winning ways in the series finale against Williamsport on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Trenton will turn to Texas A&M-committed Bryce Navarre, who is ranked 39th among young players in the 2024 draft, for the matinee matchup with the Crosscutters.

Come to Trenton Thunder Ballpark on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. to participate in Boomer's birthday luau and mascot meet and greet and to give away a Boomer for the People t-shirt to the first 1,030 children ages 5-13. For tickets and more information, visit

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