Thunder 1, Aeros 0
Key situation: Shortstop Ronny Rodriguez’s strikeout Thursday night with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Quick hits: Aeros starting pitcher Jordan Cooper (3-3) was terrific but took the loss as the Aeros offense went ice cold. Cooper threw seven innings, allowing just one run on three hits and striking out five.
Next game: New Britain pitcher Tom Stuifbergen (1-0, 8.00 ERA) vs. Aeros pitcher Will Roberts (4-4, 4.33 ERA) at 7:05 tonight at Canal Park.
— Ryan Lewis