One pitch the difference as New Hampshire's streak ends with 1-0 loss
By New Hampshire Fisher Cats | April 17, 2017 11:48 PM ET
TRENTON, NJ - One swing of the bat proved to be the decisive blow Monday, as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (5-5) fell to the Trenton Thunder (6-4) at ARM & HAMMER Park to end their four-game winning streak.
Southpaw Shane Dawson (ND, 0-1) was superb in his second start of the season. The 23-year old commanded the game from the opening pitch, twirling six shutout innings while allowing just two hits and walking one (only to pick off the offending runner moments later). He struck out a season-high five hitters.
Trenton hurler Domingo German (ND, 0-1) was equally impressive, keeping the Fisher Cats off the board for six and a third while scattering five hits before giving way to Nestor Cortes (W, 1-0) in the seventh.
Thunder first baseman Mike Ford delivered the game's lone run in the home half of the seventh. Ford took reliever Luis Santos (L, 0-1) deep with nobody on and one out, his second blast of the year and the only score the New York Yankees affiliate would need en route to a 1-0 win over New Hampshire.
The Fisher Cats had multiple opportunities to score and were twice turned away by double plays, though they still left seven men on base in the game.
Blue Jays #3 prospect (MLB.com) Anthony Alford continued his hot start, going 3 for 4 with a double and a stolen base. He has now reached safely in all nine games he has played in and had at leat one hit in eight of those games.
Another stout pitching matchup is anticipated for tomorrow's contest. New Hampshire's Sean Reid-Foley (#2 Blue Jays prospect, #60 overall per MLB.com) goes toe-to-toe with Justus Sheffield (#7 Yankees prospect, #75 overall) in game two of the four-game series. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m. and can be heard on AM 610 WGIR or online via iHeartRadio.
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