Thunder open road trip with 4-1 loss
(Manchester, NH)- Vito Chiaravalloti's three-run homer capped a big 4th Inning for New Hampshire in a 4-1 win over the Thunder on Tuesday night. The loss snaps a six-game winning streak by Trenton.
The Fisher Cats (35-40) started the 4th Inning with an infield hit by SS Manny Mayorson. C Curtis Thigpen followed with an RBI triple off Trenton starter Danny Borrell for a 1-0 lead. After a pair of strikeouts and a walk, Chiaravalloti lined a three-run homer over the left field wall for a 4-0 lead. Chiaravalloti, a Middletown, NJ native and high school star at Christian Brothers Academy, collected his 6th homer of the season. Borrell (3-5) allowed four runs on three hits in six innings for the loss. He walked two and struck out eight.
Meanwhile, New Hamsphire starter Mike MacDonald held the Thunder (41-36) to just three hits en route to his 2nd complete game win of the year. The only Thunder run came on a solo homer by 3B Kevin Howard, his 6th of the year, in the 8th Inning. MacDonald allowed the Thunder only six base runners on the night. He walked two and struck out three.
The series continues on Wednesday at 7:05 PM. Phil Hughes (4-3, 3.18) starts for the Thunder against New Hampshire's Kurt Isenberg (3-8, 5.11).
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