The Trenton Thunder struck for three runs in the first inning powered by Ryan McBroom's home run and went on to defeat the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 8-5 at NYSEG Stadium last night (Wednesday).  The real heroes of the night were the members of the grounds crew.  Tyler Spry's staff somehow got NYSEG Stadium playable after rain fell most of the day.  Start time was pushed back 33 minutes to get the field ready.

Starter Nabil Crismatt took the loss and falls to 8-5 after giving up four runs in six innings of work.  Brian Keller earned the win and moves to 6-5 this season. Levi Michael ripped his eighth home run of the season and Josh Allen blasted his first home run at NYSEG Stadium.

Tonight, highly-touted rookie pitcher Justin Dunn starts on the mound for the Rumble Ponies.Dunn is 1-2 with a 3.32 ERA.  Dunn was the New York Mets number one pick in the 2016 Major League Draft.

Tonight's game is the last of the Ponies week-long homestand.  Following tonight's contest Binghamton travels to Portland to face the Sea Dogs in five consecutive games.  Binghamton is back on July 4th to host Erie at 6:35.

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