TRENTON, NJ - Kevin Nolan delivered an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning to break a tie and New Hampshire held on for a 2-1 win over Trenton on Wednesday night at Arm & Hammer Park.
Clint Robinson, who had walked, advanced to second on a single by Brad Glenn. Nolan then singled to left as Robinson scored the tie-breaking run, beating the throw to the plate.
Evan Crawford (1-0), who worked two scoreless innings, earned his first win and Joel Carreno worked a perfect ninth with a strikeout for his second save.
The Fisher Cats (12-15) opened the scoring in top of the third inning. Adam Loewen walked, moved to second when Sean Ochinko was hit-by-pitch. Kevin Pillar singled to make it 1-0.
Trenton (14-12) drew even in the bottom of the seventh inning. Slade Heatcott walked, advanced to second on a single by Neil Medchill, to third on a wild pitch, and scored when Ali Castillo reached on an error.
Marcus Walden, New Hampshire's starter, had another quality start. He worked into the seventh inning , allowing one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Jose Ramirez, making his first Double-A start, allowed one run on one hit in five strong innings with six strikeouts for Trenton.
The series and roadtrip concludes on Thursday morning at 10:35am. The Fisher Cats will start RHP Deck McGuire (1-2, 5.88) against Trenton LHP Nik Turley (2-1, 5.79). Coverage with Bob Lipman and Chris Shuker begins at 10:15am on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network and online at www.nhfishercats.com.
The Fisher Cats return to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Friday when they will meet Reading at 6:35pm. An Atlas Fireworks Show presented by Hyundai will follow the contest. For tickets and information visit www.nhfishercats.com.