…and a 7-6 victory in Game 2:
Portland took a one-run lead in the first, but the Thunder stormed back in the second, in big part to a RBI double from Addison Maruszak, who scored later on a wild pitch. The Sea Dogs took a 3-2 lead in the third, but Trenton found their swing in the fifth. Doubles by Zoilo Almonte and Maruszak helped the Thunder take a 6-3 edge. Portland tied the game in the top of the seventh, but a RBI single from Jose Pirela gave Trenton the walk-off victory. Zoilo went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Maruszak went 2-4 with two doubles, a stolen base and four RBIs.
Tampa got stomped 8-1 by Lakeland:
Tampa was never really in this game, scoring their lone run in the ninth as they already trailed by nine runs. Ramon Flores went 3-4 and Zach Wilson went 2-4. Caleb Cotham got smacked around, going four innings and giving up seven runs on nine hits, a walk and two Ks. …