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Josh Fuentes homers twice as Yard Goats beat Trenton

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The Hartford third baseman provided all of his team’s offense, including a late winner.

Josh Fuentes’ eighth-inning, three-run home run propelled the Hartford Yard Goats to a 4-3 win over the Trenton Thunder.

With Hartford down 3-1 entering the bottom of the eighth, Max White started the inning with a single and Omar Carrizales drew a one-out walk, bringing Fuentes to the plate as the go-ahead run, and he took Thunder reliever Cody Carroll deep to left-center. Fuentes’ heroics should come as no surprise really, as clutch dingers do seem to run in the family.

The three-run blast was Fuentes’ second of the game, he hit a solo home run in the fourth inning off Trenton starter Domingo Acevedo, cutting the Yard Goats’ deficit to 2-1 at the time.

Credit also to Yard Goats starter Jack Wynkoop, who kept his team in the game with a solid start. He went six innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits with no walks and four strikeouts.

Game Recaps

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes at New Orleans Baby Cakes (cancelled, unplayable field)

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 4, Trenton Thunder 3

Dom Nunez (No. 14 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB

Brian Mundell (No. 17 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB

Josh Fuentes: 2-for-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 5, Visalia Rawhide 4

Garrett Hampson (No. 13 PuRP): 3-for-4, R, SB

Sam Hilliard (No. 26 PuRP): 1-for-4, HR, R, RBI

Low-A: Augusta GreenJackets 7, Asheville Tourists 6

Tyler Nevin (No. 22 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, RBI

Vince Fernandez (No. 25 PuRP): 0-for-3, 2 BB

Short-Season A: Boise Hawks 6, Eugene Emeralds 3

Sean Bouchard: 2-for-3, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB

Rookie: Off

DSL: DSL Phillies Red 5, DSL Rockies 3

Daniel Montano (No. 19 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2 R

Friday Probables

Triple-A: Ryan Carpenter vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m. MT

Double-A: TBD vs. Harrisburg Senators, 5:05 p.m. MT

High-A: Brandon Gold vs. Lake Elsinore Storm, 7:35 p.m. MT

Low-A: Matt Dennis vs. Augusta GreenJackets, 5:05 p.m. MT

Short-Season A: TBD vs. Everett AquaSox, 7:15 p.m. MT

Rookie: Logan Longwith at Helena Brewers, 7:05 p.m. MT

DSL: TBD vs. DSL Cardinals, 8:30 a.m. MT