The New Hampshire Fisher Cats broke their three-game losing streak on Friday night, beginning their road trip with a 7-5 victory over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
New Hampshire got on the board in the first inning, thanks to a RBI double from Ryan McBroom bringing home Richard Urena and Anthony Alford and a two-run shot from Emilio Guerrero one out later.
A Tomas Nido double would bring Binghamton back within two, but that’s as close as the Ponies would get. Urena added an RBI single in the fifth to score Jonathan Davis, Gunnar Heidt coming home on a wild pitch in the seventh and Davis singling home Reese McGuire in the ninth.
Binghamton received late consolation home runs from Cody Decker and Champ Stuart.
New Hampshire’s Shane Dawson got his first win of the year, going six innings and allowing three runs off seven hits, striking out four and walking two.
Binghamton’s Casey Delgado continued his losing streak on the mound, saddled with his fourth straight loss allowing six of New Hampshire’s seven runs in 6 2/3 innings of work.
Urena had a two-hit day for the Fisher Cats, while Stuart can probably claim the best day at the plate on either dugout, narrowly missing the cycle in a 3-for-5 outing.
Alford went 1-for-3 at the plate with a double and a walk; enough to keep his batting average at .400, but not enough to retain his league lead in batting average. That’s still held by Portland’s Anuery Tavarez .408, with Tavarez also going 1-for-3 in Friday’s contest against Reading.
Sean Reid-Foley (1-1, 3.97) will take the mound for New Hampshire tomorrow in a 1:05 p.m. start against Binghamton’s Mickey Jannis (2-0, 1.59)