The Thunder used two big innings to kick off a victory against Altoona. RBI doubles by Corban Joseph and Melky Mesa put Trenton up 4-1 after the first. Altoona tied it up on a three-run homer by Starling Marte in the top of the second, but the Thunder came roaring back in the bottom of the inning. Raymond Kruml singled and stole second, moving to third on a single from Joseph. Austin Romine singled him in and scored along with Joseph when Bradley Suttle grounded a single to center. Altoona picked up a couple runs in the sixth, but Trenton held on to take an 8-6 win. Joseph and Kruml both went 3-5 while Romine, Cody Johnson and Mesa each picked up a pair of hits. Steve Garrison got the win despite allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits over just five innings.
Tampa Yankees was postponed due to rain.
Shane Green pitched five innings and gave up five runs on eight hits. While only one run was earned, as the RiverDogs committed four errors, two of the errors were charged to Greene and the other two went to Gary Sanchez. It was a tough night at the plate for Charleston, who only managed two hits and one run on the night. Their lone run came in the ninth inning and without a hit, as Anderson Feliz reached on an error and Eduardo Sosa and Jose Toussen worked walks. A wild pitch allowed Feliz to score, but it was too little too late as Augusta took the 5-1 victory.
Aberdeen got on the board first, scoring a run in the second and third innings. Staten Island tied things up in the bottom of the third, as Jhorge Liccien singled and Robert Rinard doubled. Liccien scored on a groundout and Rinard crossed the plate on a single by Cito Culver. Staten Island took the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Angelo Gumbs hit a two out single and scored on a double by Zachary Wilson. Reymond Nunez followed with a homer and Staten Island was up 5-2. They held a 6-2 edge in the top of the ninth, but Aberdeen made a run at them. Michael Recchia took over on the mound and hit Chris Clinton with a pitch before striking out Martin Serrata. Glynn Davis singled and Clinton moved to third on a fielding error. Austin Knight plated Clinton with a fielder’s choice and Branden Pinder relieved Recchia. Aberdeen plated another run, but Pinder got a strike out to end the game and Staten Island took a 6-5 victory.
In a game with a lot of scoring, the Yankees came up short. Outfielder Daniel Lopez had a good game at the plate, going 2-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs, but picked up two errors, both fielding. Claudio Custodio went 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Dawerd Cruz gave up six runs on seven hits in just four innings, but only one of those runs was earned as the Yankees racked up eight errors in the game.