Reese McGuire is the No. 6 ranked catching prospect by MLB.com. (Dave Schofield)
By Tyler Murray / New Hampshire Fisher Cats | April 11, 2017 9:11 PM ET
Manchester, NH - Despite three RBIs from catcher Reese McGuire and another hit from Anthony Alford, the Fisher Cats succumbed to an early offensive attack from the Reading Fightin' Phils in a 10-5 loss on Tuesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
McGuire, the No. 6 catching prospect in baseball (MLB.com), finished 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in the second and a two-run single in the sixth, but it wasn't enough to match Reading's offense, which scored 10 runs on 17 hits. New Hamsphire's offense was silenced by Brandon Leibrandt (W, 1-0) who allowed two unearned runs through five innings in his Double-A debut.
The Fightin' Phils had an 8-2 lead after five innings, with the help of a two-run homer from Angelo Mora and back-to-back jacks from Scott Kingery and Andrew Pullin. The Fisher Cats mounted a three-run rally in the sixth inning with singles from Gunnar Heidt and Alford -- who is now hitting 10-for-16 this season -- and an RBI groundout followed by McGuire's two-run hit.
Chris Rowley threw three scoreless innings in relief of starter Shane Dawson (L, 0-1), and is now through five clean frames in his first Double-A season.
The series and homestand concludes on Wednesday morning at 10:35 a.m. for Manchester schools day, when Blue Jays top pitching prospect Sean Reid Foley takes the mound for his second start of the season. Tickets are still available at NHFisherCats.com or 603-641-2005.
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