Crawford’s Blast Decides First Half of Wednesday Fisher Cats Doubleheader

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Rain cancelled Tuesday’s showdown in Manchester, but the Thunder was in full force for the first part of Wednesday’s doubleheader.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell to the Trenton Thunder in the first seven-inning game of the day, 3-0.

Rashad Crawford (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)
Rashad Crawford (Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)

New Hampshire hurler Francisco Rios got through 4 2/3 innings of work scattering four hits to Trenton batters. However, a first-pitch homer given up to Rashad Crawford in the fifth would erase his earlier work, bringing home all three Trenton runs in the contest.

Rios falls to 2-2 following that one swing of the bat, while Trenton righthander Yefry Ramirez climbed to 3-0, earning his second win of the year so far against the Fisher Cats.

Ramirez allowed just three hits to New Hampshire batters, although one of them was to second baseman Tim Lopes, who extended his hitting streak to eleven games.

Emilio Ramirez had New Hampshire’s only extra-base hit; Trenton had no extra-base hits outside of Crawford’s shot and Crawford was the only batter on either team with more than one hit.

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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.