McGuire Drives in Three on Tuesday

Fisher Cats Unable to Overcome 8-2 Deficit

Reese McGuire is the No. 6 ranked catching prospect by (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 (, 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 or 603-641-2005. 

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

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