Justin Jackson tripled home two runs on Wednesday night. (Kevin Littlefield/NH Fisher Cats)
MANCHESTER, NH - Justin Jackson tripled home a pair of runs
for the Fisher Cats in the second inning on Wednesday night, but that
constituted the bulk of their offense in a 3-2 loss to the Reading
evens the Fisher Cats
(11-14) record at 3-3 on their seven-game homestand heading into the
big hit came with two outs in the bottom of the second against starter
Rodriguez (W; 2-0).
walk and an error were
followed by a pair of strikeouts to bring Jackson
to the plate.
outfielder laced a
hanging breaking ball to the gap in left center, plating Brad Glenn and
Tolisano for an early 2-0 lead.
However, much like the action in the series opener, Reading
bounced back with
a pair of runs against starter Ryan Tepera (ND) to tie the game at 2-2
later, the Phillies
took the lead for good with a two-out double by Steve Susdorf off of
Matt Wright (L; 0-1).
Tepera pitched just three innings for his shortest start of
allowed two runs on five
hits and three walks.
first loss of the year giving up an unearned run over his two innings.
The Fisher Cats missed their best opportunity in the sixth
inning, loading the bases to knock Rodriguez out of the game.
Reliever Tyson Brummett
quickly quelled that
rally by retiring the next three batters in order to preserve a 3-2 Reading
finished the game 1-4, recording one of the Fisher Cats 6 hits as a
added a double for the Fisher
Cats only other extra-base hit.
reached base with a single and a walk to extend his on-base streak to
The series and the homestand come to an end on Thursday
morning with EnergyNorth Propane Educational Day at 10:35 AM.
Tickets are available by
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium box office, calling 603-641-2005, or by
The pitching match-up on Thursday features RHP Casey
Lawrence (0-1, 7.36) against Reading RHP Jonathan Pettibone (1-3, 4.33).
You can follow the action
with Tom Gauthier and
Bob Lipman beginning at 10:15 AM on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.