Rafael Martin picked up the win and moved to 4-1 on the season while Hassan Pena pitched a scoreless tenth for his ninth save. Erik Arnesen started for the Sens and pitched 6.1 innings, striking out seven. He left with the Sens up 4-2 in the ballgame.
Trailing 1-0 in the second, Chris Rahl had an rbi triple followed by an Archie Gilbert rbi double giving the Senators a 2-1 lead. Josh Johnson homered in the fifth making the score 3-1 Sens. After New Hampshire trimmed the lead to 3-2, Johnson doubled in Adam Fox in the seventh to give the Sens a 4-2 lead.
Tyler Moore, Chris Rahl, Archie Gilbert and Josh Johnson all had two hits for Harrisburg. It was the second straight game the Sens had double-digit hits.
Harrisburg has now won four straight on the road trip and improves to 74-57 on the season. With Bowie's loss to Erie, they now lead Bowie by 2 ½ games while maintaining their four game advantage over Richmond, which beat Akron on Thursday night.
Game two of the four game series is Friday night at 7:05 p.m. with RH Shairon Martis on the mound for the Senators against MLB Rehab RH Dustin McGowan for New Hampshire. The game can be heard on 1460am The Ticket, on the Internet through the Senators website, and on your ipad or iphone beginning at 6:50 p.m.