Early Runs Can’t Prevent Late Erie Comeback

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Friday night held another late loss for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, as they fell in the first game of their series to the Erie SeaWolves, 4-3.

New Hampshire’s three runs came in the first, beginning with a lead-off home run from Jonathan Davis. Reese McGuire’s double later in the inning would bring Harold Ramirez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. across the plate.

Erie mustered only one hit until the fourth, when they countered with solo home runs from Gabriel Quintana and Steven Moya.

Quintana added another homer in the sixth to tie up the contest and a pair of singles to start the eighth would allow Quintana a chance for his third RBI, as he brought home A.J. Simcox on a sacrifice fly.

Alongside Quintana, Harold Castro also contributed a pair of hits for Erie. McGuire had three hits for New Hampshire.

The loss went to Griffin Glaude, who recorded only one out in the eighth before making way for Shane Dawson. Fisher Cats starting pitcher Thomas Pannone went 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs off four hits, striking out four and walking two.

Matt Hall scattered five hits in a five-inning starting performance for Erie, with the win going to Kurt Spomer for his work in the eighth. Paul Voelker allowed three baserunners in the ninth but hung in to retire the side for his fifth save of the year.

Both teams return on Saturday for a 7:05 p.m. contest. New Hampshire’s Sean Reid-Foley (8-9, 4.44 ERA) faces off against Erie’s Beau Burrows (5-3, 4.85 ERA).