New Hampshire Hardball

Thunder pitching dominates

MANCHESTER — Four New Hampshire pitchers held Trenton to four hits, but the Thunder (Yankees Double-A affiliate) held off the Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) 2-0 on Tuesday night at Delta Dental Stadium.


Trenton (36-31, 74-59) mounted a two-out rally in the top of the first inning with a walk and a single. Kellin Deglan tripled to center to drive in a pair for a 2-0 lead that would stand up the rest of the night.

Thunder starter Clarke Schmidt (W, 2-0) beat the Fisher Cats for the second time in a week. He worked seven innings, allowing three hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out five. James Reeves tossed a scoreless inning and Daniel Alvarez notched his 20th save.

New Hampshire (29-38, 60-74) starter Hector Perez  (L, 7-6) took the loss. Joey Pulido Danny Young  and Jake Fishman  combined to throw five innings of scoreless relief. The staff combined to walk a season-high 10 batters but recorded 13 strikeouts.

Josh Palacios  led the Fisher Cats offense, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and half of New Hampshire’s hits.

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)

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