Manchester, N.H. - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (46-31) scored ten runs off Matt Kent (L, 5-5) and defeated the Portland Sea Dogs (29-48), 11-6 on Wednesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
For the second straight night, New Hampshire scored five times in an inning. The 'Cats had the first five reach in the third inning with Jon Berti, and Bo Bichette provided RBI's. With one out, Harold Ramirez added a two-run single and Juan Kelley delivered a run-scoring groundout.
Portland trailed 6-1 and scored four two-out runs in the fifth inning off Danny Young. Tate Matheny and Austin Rei had back-to-back run-scoring singles, and Nick Lovullo drove home two with a triple.
New Hampshire answered in their half of the fifth, chasing Kent out of the game. Ramirez nailed an RBI double, and Connor Panas hit a three-run homer. Kent allowed a career-high ten runs in 4+ innings on ten hits, no walks, and four strikeouts.
Johnny Bladel went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in the fifth. Bladel picked up his first multi-hit game in Double-A.
Red Sox reliever Tyler Thornburg pitched two innings on a Major League Rehab Assignment. Thornburg allowed a solo-homer to Ryan Hissey in the eighth but fanned three batters.
Fisher Cats starter Thomas Pannone (ND) lasted four innings on five hits and one run. Former Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow worked 1+ inning to earn the win.
The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) wrap-up their four-game series on Thursday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. Right-hander Teddy Stankiewicz (5-6, 5.22) is on the hill for Portland. New Hampshire counters with Righty Justin Dillon (1-3, 7.82).
Radio coverage begins at 6:50 PM on the WPEI U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network. MiLB.TV starts at 7:00 PM.
Portland returns home on June 29th to open up a five-game series against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Mets affiliate). Tickets are available at seadogs.com or 207-879-9500.
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