Hartford, CT - Helped by four Hartford errors and late home runs, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats made it two straight wins at Dunkin' Donuts Park, downing the Yard Goats, 11-7 on Friday night. Hartford played in front of its second sellout crowd of 6,065.
Hartford, CT - Helped by four Hartford errors and late home runs, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats made it two straight wins at Dunkin' Donuts Park, downing the Yard Goats, 11-7, Friday night. Hartford played in front of its second sellout crowd of 6,065.
The game went back-and-forth early, with Hartford tying the score for the second time in the third inning on a ground out and an error. But the Fisher Cats, who never trailed in the game, took the lead for good with four runs in the fourth inning against starter Parker French. The big blow in the frame was a two-run double by Roemon Fields. An RBI infield hit by Omar Carrizales, cut the lead to 8-5, but back-to-back home runs by Reese McGuire and Jonathan Davis in the seventh inning opened up an 11-5 advantage for New Hampshire. McGuire, a Toronto Blue Jays catching prospect, pulled his home run out of the ball park in right field.
The Yard Goats made things interesting with two runs in their half of the seventh inning on a double by Ryan McMahon and a two-run home run by Drew Weeks, before the Fisher Cats' bullpen closed the door.
McMahon became the first Yard Goats player to hit a home run at Dunkin' Donuts Park, when he belted an opposite field two-run shot to left. He and Carrizales paced the Hartford attack with two hits each. McMahon had three RBI, while Weeks added two RBI.
The first series in Dunkin' Donuts Park history wraps up Saturday night at 6:05 p.m. Luis Niebla will pitch for Hartford against Jon Harris for New Hampshire in a battle of righthanders. The game will be broadcast on WPOP-AM 1410.
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