Manchester, NH - Behind a gem of a start from Sean Reid-Foley (W, 2-0) and a two-run single from Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the New Hampshire Fisher Cats wrangled the Yard Goats, 5-2, on Saturday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
Perfect through five innings, Reid-Foley finished after 6.1 frames and allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts.
The Fisher Cats sent seven men to the plate, scoring three times in the bottom of the third inning. Connor Panas singled but was erased on a fielders choice bunt by Patrick Cantwell. After Jonathan Davis and Bo Bichette drew walks, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ripped a two-run single to center field. Bichette scored to make it 3-0 on a fielders choice by Lourdes Gurriel.
Hartford scored in the top of the sixth inning. Mylz Jones became the first baserunner for the Yard Goats with a one-out single to centerfield and Garrett Hampson walked. Yonathan Daza then singled, scoring Jones. Hartford cut the lead to 3-2 in the top of the seventh inning. Brian Mundell doubled and scored on a single by Dom Nunez.
New Hampshire loaded the bases in the top of the seventh inning on a single by Bo Bichette, a walk to Guerrero and Gurriel was hit by a pitch. Cavan Biggio walked to score Bichette and Guerrero came home on a double play grounder to make it 5-2. The Fisher Cats and Yard Goats conclude the series on Sunday at 1:35 p.m.
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