Heidt's Big Day Carries Fisher Cats

New Hampshire Takes Down Portland 10-3 Sunday

By Bob Lipman / New Hampshire Fisher Cats | July 16, 2017 4:49 PM ET

Manchester - Gunnar Heidt homered and drove in four runs and Sean Reid-Foley picked up his sixth win as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats topped the Portland Sea Dogs 10-3 on Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Reid-Foley(W: 6-7) allowed only four hits in his six innings, walking two and striking out three as the Fisher Cats took the five-game series from Portland. Carlos Ramirez (2 IP) and Justin Shafer (1 IP) tossed shutout relief for New Hampshire (37-56).

The Fisher Cats took advantage of wildness by Portland starter Henry Owens (L: 1-2) to score in the bottom of the first inning. Jonathan Davis walked to start the game and Richard Urena followed with a single. Danny Jansen knocked in a run with a single. Ryan McBroom was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Tim Lopes walked. Gunnar Heidt's double made it 4-0.

Portland (43-47) cut the lead to 4-2 in the top of the fourth inning. Danny Mars singled and Cole Sturgeon doubled. Mars scored on a sacrifice fly by Michael Chavis and Jeremy Barfield knocked in a run with a groundout.

The Fisher Cats tacked on three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Derrick Loveless delivered a two-run single and Jonathan Davis knocked in a run with his first hit of the game.

Portland's Michael Chavis homered to make it 7-3 in the top of the sixth inning.

Heidt's home run, his 11th, highlighted a three-run seventh inning which also included a double by Loveless and an RBI single by Urena as the Fisher Cats opened up a 10-3 lead.

The homestand continues on Monday night with the Fisher Cats taking on the Reading Fightin Phils at 7:05 p.m. Kids can receive two free tickets to the Fisher Cats courtesy of the Oral Health Challenge, presented by Northeast Delta Dental. All they have to do is fill out the Oral Health Challenge form on our Community page when they brush twice and floss once each day during a one-week period. For tickets and information, visit www.nhfishercats.com.

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

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