Manchester- Jon Harris struck out a season-high eight batters in seven innings and the Fisher Cats held off Hartford 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in the final home game of the season for New Hampshire.
Harris improved to 7-10, allowing four hits while walking one batter. Kender Villegas and Justin Shafer each worked an inning in relief with Shafer earning his first save at the Double-A level for the Fisher Cats (55-77).
Hartford (59-73) opened the scoring in the top of the first inning putting together back-to-back two-out hits. Drew Weeks doubled and Correlle Prime singled to make it 1-0. New Hampshire tied the game in the first on a Jonathan Davis single, a wild pitch and a double by Anthony Alford off starting and losing pitcher Nick Additon (0-3).
The Fisher Cats moved in front in the fifth inning. Gunnar Heidt singled and took second on a wild pitch. Alex Monsalve singled to score Heidt, taking second on the play. Davis bunted him to third and Richard Urena hit a sacrifice fly to make it 3-1.
The Yard Goats used a double steal to score in the top of the sixth. Drew Weeks, who had reached on a dropped third strike, stole home on the play to make it 3-2. Emilio Guerrero tripled and scored on a Hartford error in the bottom of the eighth inning for the game's final run.
The Fisher Cats will play the final eight games of the season on the road starting Monday night in Reading at 6:35 p.m. LHP Thomas Pannone (7-2, 2.94) starts for New Hampshire and Tyler Zickel has the call on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network.
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