Fisher Cats Close Historic Road Trip With Shutout Win

Vlad Jr., Biggio and Bichette all contribute in 4-0 triumph over Yankees affiliate

New Hampshire Fishercats at Trenton Thunder, Arm & Hammer Park, Trenton NJ, April 7, 2018. (David M Schofield)

By Tyler Zickel / New Hampshire Fisher Cats | April 11, 2018 10:24 PM

TRENTON, NJ - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays) completed the best road trip in franchise history with a 4-0 win over the Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees) Wednesday night at ARM & HAMMER Park, notching their sixth victory in seven games to start the 2018 season with a 6-1 record.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went two for five with an RBI single and a double (his fourth in seven games) while Bo Bichette extended his hitting streak to a team-high six games with a one for five performance. Cavan Biggio - son of Baseball Hall of Famer Craig Biggio - worked a pair of walks, stole a base and scored a run on the night of his 23rd birthday.

Biggio's first free pass in the second inning sparked a two-run stanza. Harold Ramirez drove him in with an RBI single and Ramirez later scored after an errant throw on a stolen base attempt granted him an additional 90 feet.

#27 Blue Jays prospect (MLB.com) Jordan Romano (W, 1-0) was electric in the second Double-A start of his career. The Markham, Ontario native went seven shutout innings - the most innings pitched by a 'Cats starter this season - in which he scattered three hits and struck out seven with no walks allowed.

New Hampshire doubled their advantage with two runs in the seventh. Vlad Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel hit back-to-back run-scoring singles to push across a pair and put the Fisher Cats up 4-0.

Justin Shafer and Andrew Case each worked one inning of scoreless relief to secure the win.

The 'Cats have NEVER won six games on a seven-game road trip and will wrap up the first two series of the season with a league-best .857 winning percentage. Tonight's shutout was the second of the season for the Fisher Cats pitching staff.

After an off day on Thursday, the Fisher Cats come home to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Friday, April 13 to kick-off the 2018 home slate and start a three-game series against the Hartford Yard Goats. Fisher Cats right-hander Nick Tepesch (1-0, 1.50 ERA) will face RHP Jesus Tinoco (0-1, 4.50 ERA). Coverage begins at 6:15 p.m. and continues with first pitch at 6:35 p.m. on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network.

Tim Tebow 's Binghamton Rumble Ponies (New York Mets) come to town from April 16-19. Tickets are available now at nhfishercats.com or by calling 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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