Fisher Cats can’t finish early-game late rally

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – A late rally couldn’t save the New Hampshire Fisher Cats as they dropped a Tuesday matinee against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 2-1.

Binghamton’s trio of pitchers held New Hampshire to just five hits on the day, two coming in the ninth. There, Luis De Los Santos hit a one-out double to left and would advance to third on a sac fly by Phillip Clarke before Rafael Lantigua brought him home on a first-pitch single.

Unfortunately for New Hampshire, Ryan Gold struck out on a full count, standing Lantigua and giving the visitors a win. Gold has just two hits in 26 at-bats since his 3-for-3 day against Altoona on April 23.

Binghamton didn’t do much better at the plate, but they had enough given their superlative pitching. Luke Ritter hit what was the game winner In the fourth off a solo home run that found its way to the Sam Adams Bar and Grill and Francisco Alvarez added an insurance run in the seventh with a sacrifice fly that brought in Matt Winaker.

Braden Scott (1-1) was the losing pitcher for New Hampshire, allowing two hits over two innings of work, also striking out a Binghamton batter in the process.

 

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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.