HARTFORD, CT- Jonathan Davis slugged a two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning off of Marc Magliaro, to lift the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 7-6 win over the Hartford Yard Goats, Tuesday night, before 3,890 at Dunkin' Donuts Park. Brian Mundell's RBI-double in the last of the 11th made the contest close, before reliever Justin Shafer settled down to notch the win.
New Hampshire (22-13) has won all six games at Dunkin' Donuts Park against the Goats this season and are 7-1 in 2018 versus Hartford (21-17). The contest, which was delayed for 1:14 at the start, featured two comebacks by the second place Fisher Cats and three home runs by the visitors.
New Hampshire tied the game for a second time on double by Connor Panas and a single by Juan Kelly in the sixth inning and Bo Bichette's first Double-A home run in the seventh inning. The Yard Goats had taken a 5-3 lead in the third inning on a solo home run by Yonathan Daza, a two-out double by Sam Hilliard and a single by Brian Mundell.
The Yard Goats wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, posting three runs in the first inning, on three consecutive doubles by Dom Nunez, Yonathan Daza and Brendan Rodgers, a walk and an RBI-ground out by Brian Mundell. New Hampshire scored a run in the second inning on an upper deck home run down the right field line by Cavan Biggio, his league-leading 11th home run of the season. An RBI-single by Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr's. sacrifice fly off of starting pitcher Ryan Castellani tied the game in the third inning. Castellani left after five innings with a two-run lead. He allowed three runs on six hits, walked two and struck out three.
Mundell knocked in three runs with a single and a double to pace the Hartford offense. Daza had two hits, including a home run and two RBI. Rodgers added two hits and an RBI, while Mundell knocked in two runs for the Goats. Bichette and Davis each had two hits, including home runs and two RBI to lead New Hampshire.
The three-game series wraps up at 10:35 AM on Wednesday. RHP Jesus Tinoco will pitch for the Yard Goats against RHP Jordan Romano. The game will be televised on Vantage Sportsnet, broadcast on AM 1410 WPOP and streamed on newsradio.1410.com and MiLB.com.