September 9, 1999 |
Pat Burrell celebrated his first minor-league playoff game with two home runs to back Adam Eaton's pitching as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons defeated the Charlotte Knights, 15-5, last night in the International League. Burrell, who was promoted from double-A Reading last month, was 4 for 5 with two homers and two RBIs. Billy McMillon also was 4 for 5 with a homer and three RBIs. The second game of the best-of-five semifinal series is scheduled for tonight in Charlotte.
September 8, 1996 |
The Harrisburg Senators eliminated Trenton from the Eastern League playoffs last night with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Thunder. Jason McCommon outdueled Jared Fernandez as Harrisburg took the best-of-five series by three games to one to win the Southern Division championship. The Senators will face the Portland Sea Dogs for the league championship in a best-of-five series that starts tonight in Harrisburg. Portland won the Northern Division title last night with a 7-3 victory over visiting Binghamton in the fifth game of their series.
May 2, 2003 |
TRENTON - The Trenton Thunder scored six runs in the eighth inning without a base hit and crushed the Norwich Navigators, 16-3, in an Eastern League game last night. Already ahead, 10-3, including Aaron Rifkin's grand slam in a seven-run fifth, Trenton enjoyed a rare inning in the bottom of the eighth. The first seven batters of the inning walked. They were followed by a hit batsman and a sacrifice fly, resulting in six runs without a hit. Reading 4, Portland 3 PORTLAND, Maine - Taylor Buchholz, the righthander from Springfield High in Delaware County, struck out eight in six innings to get his third consecutive win as the Phillies beat the Sea Dogs in the Eastern League.
March 31, 2003 |
For decades, George Steinbrenner has threatened to move the New York Yankees to New Jersey. Well, it's finally happened. No, not the Yankees of Derek Jeter and Roger Clemens. The Yankees of the future. The Trenton Thunder are the Yankees' new double-A affiliate in the Eastern League. The Yanks moved their double-A team from Norwich, Conn., to Trenton, which had been affiliated with the Boston Red Sox. Trenton is considered to have a much larger Yankees fan base than Norwich, a three-hour drive from Yankee Stadium.
June 3, 2005 |
Canadian national road champion Gordon Fraser, riding for Health Net Maxxis, won the second event of the Wachovia Cycling Series in Trenton last night. Fraser covered the 91-mile route in 2 hours, 57 minutes, 59 seconds, one of the quickest times in the event's 13-year history. Freddie Rodriguez (Davitamon Lotto) was second; Lars Michaelsen (CSC) was third. It was the second win of the week for Health Net Maxxis; Fraser's teammate Greg Henderson won the Wachovia Cycling Series Lancaster race Tuesday.
April 11, 2002 |
ALTOONA, Pa. - Carlos Rivera's eighth-inning home run capped the scoring as the Altoona Curve beat the Reading Phillies, 5-3, in the Eastern League last night. Jorge Padilla had driven in two runs for the Phillies in the top of the eighth, but Reading fell to 4-3 after playing its first seven games on the road. Padilla has hit safely in all seven games. The Phillies will open at home at 7:05 tonight against the Akron Aeros. Reading starter Greg Kubes gave up only two runs in five innings of work but fell to 0-2. Altoona is now 3-3. Trenton 5, Binghamton 0 TRENTON - Justin Headley went 2 for 4 with a home run as the Thunder (5-2)
February 17, 1991 |
Does this sound familiar? The Woodrow Wilson High basketball team clicks on all cylinders to take control of the game. The Tigers fail to put the game away, and it goes down to the wire. That was the story again yesterday when Wilson hosted Trenton in a nonleague game. This time, however, the ending was not a happy one for the Tigers (19-4). Trenton (20-1), small but scrappy, overcame Wilson's size and talent and a 14-point halftime deficit to take a 91-88 victory. The Tornadoes didn't get their first lead of the second half, 80-79, until 4 minutes, 4 seconds remained, and they sealed the win with five seconds to go when guard Jo Jo Barber capped the scoring by hitting two free throws.
May 10, 2004 |
PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Trace Coquillette's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning yesterday gave the Pawtucket Red Sox a 4-3 International League victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. Tony Schrager, on second base after a leadoff walk from Greg Kubes, scored the winning run on Coquillette's hit to center field. The Red Sox have won four straight. The Red Barons had tied the score, 3-3, in their half of the ninth on Anderson Machado's sacrifice fly. N.H. 9, Reading 2 READING - Matt Logan, Stubby Clapp and Jose Umbria each drove in two runs as the Fisher Cats defeated the Phillies in the Eastern League.