A fourth inning offensive explosion that saw eight men come to the plate proved to be enough for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Wednesday afternoon, helping them to a 6-3 win in the first half of their doubleheader against the Harrisburg Senators.
In that inning, New Hampshire got RBI doubles from Tim Lopes, Gunnar Heidt and Derrick Loveless, with Harold Ramirez also adding a single to left.
Ironically enough, the fourth inning was the only time that Fisher Cats shortstop Richard Urena could not produce at the plate, striking out to retire the side.
Urena ended the contest 3-for-4, adding an RBI in the seventh and a double of his own earlier in the contest.
Loveless also had a multi-hit game, his second in a row.
New Hampshire’s other run came from Danny Jansen, whose sacrifice fly brought home Jonathan Davis in the seventh to conclude the Fisher Cats’ additions to the scoreboard.
Meanwhile, Harrisburg struggled at the plate, collecting only six hits during the seven-inning contest.
New Hampshire’s Connor Greene (2-4_ was only one out away from pitching a complete game, leaving after a two-run homer by Stephen Perez. A wild pitch from Greene in the first allowed Alec Keller to score Harrisburg’s only other run.
Greene struck out six and walked two Senators, recording strikes on 54 of his 91 total pitches.
Austen Williams (1-6) got the loss for Harrisburg, allowing seven of New Hampshire’s ten hits over six innings of work, striking out three Fisher Cat batters.