Senators Thumped by Trenton 7-2

Bautista and Rickles homer in loss

Game Highlights

For the second straight game the Trenton Thunder broke out the bats in a 7-2 win over the Senators on Sunday afternoon. With the win, Trenton wins the series and moves to 72-42 on the season while the Senators fall to 51-43.

Rafael Bautista led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run, his third on the season, to give the Sens a 1-0 lead. Senators starting pitcher Michael Brady then retired the first two batters in the second, but three straight Trenton hits produced two runs for a 2-1 Thunder lead.

Nick Rickles tied the game in the second with a solo home run to left, his third on the season. The game remained tied at two until the sixth inning when the Thunder tallied a run taking a 3-2 lead. They tacked on in the eighth, scoring two runs and then a final tally in the ninth.

Rafael Bautista puts the Senators up early with a first inning homer (Will Bentzel / MiLB)

Rafael Bautista puts the Senators up early with a first inning homer (Will Bentzel / MiLB)

The Senators loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh, but Bautista hit into an inning ending fielder’s choice. Brady took the tough luck loss and falls to 3-6 on the season. He tossed six innings and allowed just three runs for another quality start.

The Senators open a three-game series in Altoona on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard on Fox Sports 1460, iHeart Radio and through the Tune In app beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the Matt LeCroy show.

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