Fisher Cats end Sunday doubleheader on top to split series
MANCHESTER, N.H — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, split the doubleheader against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Sunday afternoon, losing the first game 9-8 before winning the second game 10-5 at Delta Dental Stadium to finish the series in a split. Sunday’s
MANCHESTER, N.H — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, split the doubleheader against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Sunday afternoon, losing the first game 9-8 before winning the second game 10-5 at Delta Dental Stadium to finish the series in a split.
Sunday’s game was rescheduled into a seven-inning doubleheader after Saturday’s game was postponed due to rain.
In the first game, Orelvis Martinez homered for the third time this series with an opposite field solo home run in the second inning. It’s his 12th homer of the season and his ninth home run of the month, which ties a Fisher Cats record.
Sebastian Espino drove in a RBI in his fourth consecutive game with a sac fly in the fifth.
Trailing 6-3 in the seventh, Will Robertson drove in two of his three RBIs in the first game with a two-run double down the right field line to make it a one-run contest. With one out, Steward Berroa scampered home on a wild pitch to tie the game 6-6.
After a three-run eighth by Binghamton, Zac Cook and Robertson both doubled in runs to make it a one-run game again 9-8. With the bases loaded and two outs, Trevor Schwecke struck out to end the first game of the day.
In the second game, New Hampshire (20-18) hit three home runs en route to a 10-5 victory.
With Binghamton (17-21) ahead 4-0 in the fifth, Schwecke redeemed himself with the bases loaded and hit an opposite field grand slam to right for his second career grand slam and the first Fisher Cats grand slam of the year. The grand slam capped a five-RBI game for Schwecke, his first five-RBI game of his career.
Dylan Rock’s two-run home run to right in the fifth put the Fisher Cats ahead 6-4, his fourth home run of the season. PK Morris delivered a three-run home run in the sixth down the right field line for good measure. It was Morris’s first Double-A home run.
Gabriel Ponce (2-0) earned his second win of the season after a scoreless fourth and fifth inning of relief with two strikeouts. Jimmy Burnette slammed the door with a scoreless seventh, his seventh straight scoreless outing.
The Fisher Cats begin a six-game road trip against the Portland Sea Dogs with the first game of the series scheduled for Tuesday at 6:00 pm.
The next home stand for the Fisher Cats begins Tuesday, May 30 against the Reading Fightin’ Phils. Promotions include Common Man for Ukraine Night and a Fisher Cats Hat Giveaway Thursday, Military Appreciation Night Friday, 603 Night Saturday sponsored by WorkReady N-H with postgame AutoFair Fireworks and an Adult T-Shirt Giveaway Sunday, courtesy of Fidium Fiber with Kids Run the Bases postgame, sponsored by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission Division of Enforcement.
Tickets are available at NHFisherCats.com, via email at [email protected], over the phone at (603) 641-2005, or in-person at the Fisher Cats box office at 1 Line Drive in Manchester.