Alford Homers And Drives In Three Runs, for 7-2 win

Sean Reid-Foley Picks Up First Win As Fisher Cats Top Yard Goats.

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Anthony Alford homered and drove in three runs and Sean Reid-Foley picked up his first win of the season as the Fisher Cats topped Hartford 7-2 on Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium./NH Fisher Cats

MANCHESTER, NH – Anthony Alford homered and drove in three runs and Sean Reid-Foley picked up his first win of the season as the Fisher Cats topped Hartford 7-2 on Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Reid-Foley (1-1) allowed one run on three hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out five in his fourth start of 2017.

Hartford, bidding for a series sweep, jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Max White doubled, advanced to third on a fly ball and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ryan McMahon.

New Hampshire (7-9) would take the lead for good in the bottom of the third inning. Gunnar Heidt doubled, Roemon Fields walked and Tim Lopes singled for the first run. Fields scored on a sacrifice fly by Richard Urena and Lopes came home on a single by Alford to make it 3-1 in favor of the Fisher Cats.

Alford’s homer, a two-run shot, capped a three-run fifth inning which staked the Fisher Cats to a 6-1 lead. 

White hit his second home run of the season for Hartford (6-10), a solo shot off Fisher Cats reliever Alonzo Gonzalez to make it 6-2 in the top of the seventh inning.

New Hampshire’s final run came across in the bottom of the seventh when Lopes, who had walked, advanced to third on an error and scored on a double play grounder.

Blake McFarland recorded two strikeouts in 1.1 innings of scoreless relief for New Hampshire before turning it over to Jose Fernandez to finish up.

Ryan Castellani (1-2) started and was tagged with the loss for the Yard Goats (4.2 IP- 6 ER- 5 K).
 
The homestand continues on Monday night with the first of three games with the Trenton Thunder (NY Yankees Double-A). Game time is 6:05 p.m. and local professionals are invited for a Networking Mixer in the Sam Adams Brewhouse before the game, presented by TD Bank. For tickets, visit www.nhfishercats.com.
 
RHP Conner Greene (0-1, 3.94) is scheduled to start for the Fisher Cats against Trenton RHP Chance Adams (2-0, 1.10). Coverage begins at 5:45 p.m. with Tyler Murray and Charlie Sherman on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network, at www.nhfishercats.com, and at milb.tv.