The New Hampshire Fisher Cats broke their four-game losing streak on Tuesday, defeating the Portland Sea Dogs, 4-0.
Three of New Hampshire’s runs came in the first inning, with Portland starting pitcher Henry Owens walking the first three batters he faced.
Owens (0-1) faced eight batters in the first, but got the hook with an out left to go before retiring the side.
New Hampshire’s only other run came off a double from Richard Urena in the fourth.
Despite his bad day, Owens didn’t allow a hit, with all of Portland’s pitchers combining overall for just three (Urena’s double, and singles from Gunnar Heidt and Matt Dean.)
Meanwhile, New Hampshire pitchers allowed only five hits to Portland batters, with winning pitcher Sean Reid-Foley (5-6) issued three of them in his six innings, walking three and striking out one.
The shutout was the third of the season for the Fisher Cats.
New Hampshire will stay in Portland for another two games before heading to Trenton for their last series prior to the All-Star break.
Righty Jon Harris (3-8, 6.01 ERA) meets Portland’s Kevin McAvoy (3-5, 5.03 ERA) on Thursday’s 7 p.m. contest at Hadlock Field.