Fisher Cats Outlast Thunder In Extras

Two-run 11th the difference in 4-2 triumph to secure winning road trip

By Tyler Zickel / New Hampshire Fisher Cats | April 20, 2017 12:24 AM ET

Roemon Fields delivered the decisive blow for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Wednesday night, plating a pair with a two-out, bases loaded single in the eleventh to spur the Toronto Blue Jays affiliate to a 4-2 win over the Trenton Thunder at ARM & HAMMER Park.

Trenton struck first in the opening frame. New Hampshire starter Conner Greene (ND, 0-1) gave up two runs on two hits and hit a batter, but the Santa Monica, California native was impressive for the remainder of his third outing this season. The #6 Blue Jays prospect (MLB.com) allowed just one more hit over the next five and two-thirds, striking out five and walking two to keep the Fisher Cats in the game. Greene's final line: 6.2 IP (season high), 3 H (season low in qualifying starts), 2 ER, 2 BB (season low), 5 SO.

While Fields saved his heroics for extra innings, first baseman Ryan McBroom flexed his muscles multiple times throughout the game. He led off the fourth with a solo shot - his first of the year - to cut the Thunder lead in half and later tied the game in the eighth with an RBI double that plated Anthony Alford, who began the inning with a double of his own.

Tim Mayza - who recorded the final out of the seventh in relief of Greene - worked another two scoreless stanzas to keep Trenton off the scoreboard and send the game to extras.

In the eleventh, Emilio Guerrero led off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. After Reese McGuire was intentionally walked, Jonathan Diaz worked a free pass of his own two batters later to load the bases with two outs. Up stepped Fields, who rapped a sharp single up the middle to score a pair and give the Fisher Cats a two-run lead.

Jose Fernandez (W, 1-0) tossed a scoreless tenth and set down the side in order in the eleventh to secure the 4-2 victory.

Of note: Alford's eighth inning double stretched his hitting streak to five consecutive games, tying a season high. He has reached base in all eleven games he's played in. McBroom finished the night three for five with two RBI.

The series concludes Thursday morning in Trenton. RHP Francisco Rios (2-0, 3.48 ERA) takes the hill for the Fisher Cats (6-6) while Yefrey Ramirez (1-0, 5.79 ERA) will go for the Thunder (7-5). First pitch is set for 10:30 a.m. and can be heard on AM 610 WGIR or online via iHeartRadio.

In the eleventh, Emilio Guerrero led off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. After Reese McGuire was intentionally walked, Jonathan Diaz worked a free pass of his own two batters later to load the bases with two outs. Up stepped Fields, who rapped a sharp single up the middle to score a pair and give the Fisher Cats a two-run lead.

Jose Fernandez (W, 1-0) tossed a scoreless tenth and set down the side in order in the eleventh to secure the 4-2 victory.

Of note: Alford's eighth inning double stretched his hitting streak to five consecutive games, tying a season high. He has reached base in all eleven games he's played in. McBroom finished the night three for five with two RBI.

The series concludes Thursday morning in Trenton. RHP Francisco Rios (2-0, 3.48 ERA) takes the hill for the Fisher Cats (6-6) while Yefrey Ramirez (1-0, 5.79 ERA) will go for the Thunder (7-5). First pitch is set for 10:30 a.m. and can be heard on AM 610 WGIR or online via iHeartRadio.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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