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Trenton Thunder Wins 4-3 In The Home Opener Against Williamsport

Tuesday night was the home opener for the (2-3) Trenton Thunder against (4-1) Williamsport who had a great turnout with a packed house. Before the game, they introduced both rosters, coaching staffs, umpires and national anthem. The Trenton Thunder started the home stand strong with a big 4-3 win against Williamsport in front of their amazing fans. Everyone was ready, Williamsport looking to continue the strong start, Trenton Thunder getting closer to the .500 mark.

Trenton Thunder pitching was outstanding last night starting with 18-year-old Micah Bucknam who has committed to LSU. Bucknam went 4.0 innings, allowing one hit, no runs, three walks and three strikeouts. Alec Whaley was the first pitcher out of the bullpen and picked up the win (1-0.) He went 2.0 innings and allowed two hits, zero runs, one walk and two strikeouts. Justin Stewart pitched 1.1 innings, allowing three hits, three runs, one walk and two strikeouts. Ashe Ammeriaan went 0.2 innings, walking two and striking out one. The defense was kind of shaky behind the pitching with making two errors in the game. Ammeriaan also got the save tonight, first of season

Bucknam will be name to watch for the years to come as he will soon be heading off to LSU. He looked like a veteran out on the mound tonight with no butterflies for the home opener. Bucknam kept his composure from the beginning, was able to get the calls he wanted and easy outs. The pitch count started to be a big factor with three walks but all in all a fantastic outing for him. This could give Bucknam more confidence in his next start and rest of season.

Balanced offense was another big key for the Trenton Thunder's 4-3 win. Most of the lineup tonight contributed, worked the count, stole bases, took advantage of Williamsport errors and got the pitches they wanted. Mason Hammonds led the way with two hits and two RBIs, while Edgar Martinez had two hits and one RBI for the Trenton Thunder. They made substitutions to the offense during the game. This could potentially be a great offense if everyone stays healthy.

Trenton Thunder is known for the bat dogs with Rookie and Dash. Both of them came up clutch in the home opener helping out with the bats at home plate. They do a great job with these dogs, as the fans love it and the players feed off it as well. Tommy the bat boy is back. He works hard every day to help out Trenton Thunder.

It started to rain around the 8th inning, causing the grounds crew to put the tarp on the field for a rain delay.  After a 15-minute delay the game was called since they had played enough innings for an official game, meaning the Trenton Thunder won the game. The game was two hours and 45 minutes long with that stoppage towards the end.

What To Expect for Trenton Thunder in This Home Stand 

With this win in the home opener, look for the Trenton Thunder to gain confidence, build from this, play better defensively, have fun and take it one game at a time. The second game of the series is tonight at 7:00 p.m. Stay tuned for more coverage with Trenton Thunder baseball.

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