Akron wins thanks to rain

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – Rain was the deciding factor on Wednesday, as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats dropped a rain-shortened contest to the Akron Rubber Ducks, 2-1.

After approximately half an hour delay following the top of the seventh inning, New Hampshire lost its chance to make a comeback, even if such a comeback were likely given their poor batting up to that point.

Akron’s Sam Hentges limited the Fisher Cats to just four hits over their six innings at the plate, with a pair of those hits transforming in the fourth into New Hampshire’s only run.

Joey Murray was almost as dominant, limiting Akron to five hits, with their runs coming off an Alex Pantoja single in the second and an Oscar Gonzalez single in the sixth.

This marks Hentges’ first Double-A victory since May 3 against Reading. Murray is still waiting for his first Double-A win, with his last win of any kind coming on July 7 against Lakeland in the Florida State League.

The series concludes with a 12:05 p.m. Thursday matinee. Thomas Hatch (0-1, 9.00 ERA) takes the mound for New Hampshire against Akron lefty Tanner Tully (6-9, 4.54 ERA).

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.