Alford’s Three Hits Not Enough For Win In Trenton

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The New Hampshire Fisher Cats winning streak ended with a single swing of the bat as they fell on the road to the Trenton Thunder on Monday, 1-0.

Trenton’s lone run came from first baseman Mike Ford, who took a first pitch deep to right center for his second homer of the year in the seventh inning.

New Hampshire had their chances, leaving seven men on base, but Trenton’s Domingo German had a strong performance, going six-and-a-third, scattering four hits and striking out three.

He was matched pitch for pitch by Fisher Cats starter Shane Dawson, who could not earn a redemptive win after a tough start last week against Reading. Dawson pitched six strong innings in the outing, striking out five and allowing only two Trenton hits.

Neither starter factored in the decision, with the win going to southpaw Nestor Cortes and the loss given to Dominican prospect Luis Santos.

Anthony Alford (credit: New Hampshire Fisher Cats)

All five New Hampshire hits were collected by Anthony Alford (3 hits) and Tim Lopes (2.) Alford has been on fire as of late, batting .500 with a .590 on-base percentage in his first nine games, leading the Eastern League in both categories following Monday night’s action.

The Fisher Cats return to Arm and Hammer Park for the second game of their set against Trenton on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Touted Blue Jays prospect Sean Reid-Foley (0-1, 10.80) will seek to get out of his slump against Justus Sheffield (1-0,0.00).