Ducks' offense struggles in 5-2 loss

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Record-Courier staff report

The Trenton Thunder found some offense in the middle of Monday's game against the Akron RubberDucks to break open a 2-2 tie and score a 5-2 home victory.

The Thunder established an early lead in the game, scoring a run in the first inning, but the Ducks responded right back with a pair of runs in the top of the second inning for a 2-1 lead.

Akron would not again, though.

And Trenton was able to plate two runs in the fifth inning to go ahead 4-2, then added another single run in the sixth to make it 5-2.

Cody Anderson registered the loss for Akron. He is now 1-2 on the season. He pitched five innings and gave up nine hits and four earned runs. He walked only one, but also struck out only one. In relief, Jordan Cooper entered in the sixth inning and delivered two innings and gave up one run. Tyler Sturdevant pitched a scoreless eighth inning.

At the plate, Akron struggled mightily. They finished with only three hits, left five runners on base and were only 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

No RubberDucks player had multiple hits. The three hits were scattered by Bryson Myles, Tyler Holt and Smith, with Holt and Smith providing the RBI. Holt's was a two-out RBI.

Akron's premier prospect, shortstop Francisco Lindor, finished 0-for-4 and is hitting .234 on the young season.

With the loss, Akron's record dropped to 9-8, while Trenton improved to 10-7.

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