Thunder 9, RubberDucks 5
The Akron RubberDucks outhit the Trenton Thunder 12-9, but weren’t able to turn their hits into enough runs as they went just 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
Ducks starter Will Roberts (2-2) was knocked around, conceding eight runs (seven earned) in five innings. He walked four and allowed six hits (one home run), striking out four.
Tyler Naquin led the Ducks (9-10) at the plate, reaching base four times with three singles and a walk.
Joe Wendle singled and homered, driving in two and scoring twice. Tyler Holt had three singles and a run and Alex Lavisky had a single, a double and an RBI.
Rob Segedin and Kyle Roller each hit home runs for the Thunder (12-7).
Zach Nuding (2-0) picked up the win. He allowed two runs with six strikeouts in 5⅓ innings.