Last night, June 28, the Trenton Thunder defeated the Portland Sea Dogs 10-9. Not so exciting, right? Let’s just say, heading into the ninth inning this game wasn’t even close.
Heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Thunder trailed the Sea Dogs 9-5. The Thunder managed to end their night with a bang. Check this out!
— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 29, 2016
Yes, the Thunder capped their five-run, ninth-inning comeback with a walk-off inside-the-park home run. And unlike some recent dramatic walk-offs in MLB, this one was actually scored as an inside-the-parker.
The Thunder began their ninth inning rally with a walk from Kyle Higashioka and a base hit from Lane Adams. Jose Rosario then reached on an infield single allowing Higashioka to score and make it 9-6.
Mark Payton, former Texas Longhorn, came in to pinch-hit in the ninth and on the first pitch he evened the game by crushing a ball over the right field wall.
With the game tied at nine, Portland inserted Williams Jerez into the game. Tyler Wade then hit a fly ball to deep center field that dropped over the head of Sean Coyle. Wade flew around the bases and scored before Coyle and the Sea Dogs defense could put together a relay throw home.
The amazing walk-off inside-the-park home run was the first in Thunder history!
The Thunder go for the sweep of the Sea Dogs on Wednesday night, June 29 at 7:00pm ET.