(Trenton, NJ) - Your Trenton Thunder, presented by NJM Insurance Group, would like to take this opportunity to thank the best fans in baseball and all of our wonderful partners and sponsors for their continued support during the first half of the 2022 season. The Thunder are thrilled to announce
(Trenton, NJ) - Your Trenton Thunder, presented by NJM Insurance Group, would like to take this opportunity to thank the best fans in baseball and all of our wonderful partners and sponsors for their continued support during the first half of the 2022 season. The Thunder are thrilled to announce that we drew 100,689 fans over our first 18 home games for an average of 5,593.
"The Trenton Thunder would like to thank all of our fans and partners who joined us for the first 18 games of the 40 days of Thunder,” said Jeff Hurley, President/GM. "We are so lucky to have the best fans in baseball. We still have a jammed packed promotional schedule for the second half of the season and we look forward to seeing everyone at the ballpark for the remainder of the season.”
The Thunder just missed out on a First Half Championship, finishing three games back of the West Virginia Black Bears (23-15) with a 20-18 record. The Thunder were better playing at Trenton Thunder Ballpark and had a 12-6 record at home during the first half of the split-season format, which will completely alter the roster upon completion of the MLB Amateur Draft.
On Tuesday, June 7, the Thunder played their home opener before a crowd of 7,357 as they defeated the Williamsport Crosscutters 4-3 to start a four-game home winning streak. Later that week, 7,412 fans made their way to Trenton Thunder Ballpark on Saturday, June 11, marking the third time on the first homestand that a Thunder crowd exceeded 7,000.
There were seven postgame fireworks shows during the first half of the season with the biggest one coming after the July 4th win over Williamsport, when a crowd of 6,076 filled Trenton Thunder Ballpark to celebrate Independence Day. There are eight more Postgame Fireworks shows scheduled during the second half of the season:
Thursday, July 28 vs Williamsport | Saturday, July 30 vs Williamsport | Saturday, August 6 vs Williamsport | Saturday, August 13 vs West Virginia | Thursday, August 18 vs Williamsport | Thursday, August 25 vs Williamsport | Saturday, August 28 vs Frederick | Sunday, August 28 vs Frederick after the Thunder’s final home game
Coming out of the All-Star Break, the Thunder return home on Monday, July 25 to start their only seven-game homestand of the season, which will feature their first morning game since 2019 on Wednesday, July 27 at 11:00 AM. And on Friday, August 12, Manager Jeff Manto will be inducted into the Trenton Baseball Hall of Fame before the team’s game against the West Virginia Black Bears.
Your Thunder had nine players selected in the recently completed 2022 MLB Draft. Shortstop Nate Ochoa was the first player in the MLB Draft League to be selected when he was picked in the 6th round by the Washington Nationals.
- SS Nate Ochoa - by Washington Nationals (Round 6 - Pick 171)
- C Gustavo Sosa - by Philadelphia Phillies (Round 10 - Pick 302)
- C Andrew Cossetti - by Minnesota Twins (Round 11 - Pick 324)
- RHP KC Hunt - by Pittsburgh Pirates (Round 12 - Pick 350)
- SS Michael Curialle - by St. Louis Cardinals (Round 12 - Pick 367)
- RHP Roel Garcia III - by Tampa Bay Rays (Round 14 - Pick 434)
- SS E.J. Exposito - by Atlanta Braves (Round 16 - Pick 485)
- RHP Cole Patten - by Detroit Tigers (Round 17 - Pick 507)
- RHP Javier Ramos - by Colorado Rockies (Round 18 - Pick 536)
For full ticket pricing and information for the rest of the 2022 season, partnership/sponsorship opportunities, and information about special events at Trenton Thunder Ballpark, please visit trentonthunder.com or call the Thunder Box Office at (609) 394-3300, opt 4.
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The Trenton Thunder have drawn over 10 million fans over 28 years and have won the three major awards that Minor League Baseball teams can win; the Johnson Trophy for the "Nation's Best Franchise", the Larry MacPhail Trophy for Outstanding Club Promotion, and the Bob Frietas Award for Long-Term Success (Given by Baseball America). The team has given back over $7.5 million worth of goods, services, and monetary donations through Trenton Thunder Charities, under the Grand Slam We Care Foundation umbrella. The Thunder can be found online at trentonthunder.com, facebook.com/trentonthunder, twitter.com/trentonthunder, and on youtube.com/AATrentonThunder.