The New Hampshire Fisher Cats avoided a sweep at the hands of the Erie SeaWolves this week, thanks to a 2-1 10-inning victory on Thursday night.
Richard Urena’s double brought home Gunnar Heidt in the third to put New Hampshire on the board first.
Erie’s A.J. Simcox erased that lead in the seventh, sending a first pitch flyball out long enough into centerfield to bring Gabriel Quintana across the plate.
Both teams put runners into scoring position over the next few innings, but neither team could capitalize until the bottom of the tenth.
Heidt quickly hit a double off Erie’s Sean Donatello and two at-bats later, Jonathan Davis would put Heidt across the plate for a second time on a single to centerfield.
Donatello (2-3) pitched the final two innings of regulation and recorded one out in the tenth, spoiling an excellent start from Artie Lewicki. The two Erie pitchers combined to allow just six hits, walking three and striking out four.
Two of those hits came from Davis. Harold Ramirez also joined Heidt and Urena in getting a double during the contest.
Steve Pearce, arriving in Manchester this week on a rehab assignment for the Blue Jays, walked four times during the contest.
Quintana, Christin Stewart and Zach Cox each had two hits for Erie. Harold Castro had the only other SeaWolves hit, getting it in the tenth.
Francisco Rios went three innings in his first start since returning from the disabled list, making way for five innings of relief from Shane Dawson.
The win would go to Andrew Case (4-0) after he retired the side in the tenth.
The SeaWolves make way for a Friday contest against the Akron Rubber Ducks. Chris Rowley (2-2, 1.67 ERA) takes the mound for New Hampshire against Luis Lugo (4-2, 3.42 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.