The New Hampshire Fisher Cats began their series with the Reading Fightin’ Phils on Monday with a 6-3 loss.
New Hampshire mustered only three hits throughout the entire contest, with two of them coming back-to-back during a ninth inning rally that saw the Fisher Cats bag two of their three runs.
The other Fisher Cat run came in the second as Gunnar Heidt squandered a bases loaded opportunity, grounding into a double play that saw Reese McGuire come home as a consolation prize.
New Hamsphire’s anemic night at the plate was due in large part to Reading’s Jacob Waguespack, who was one inning short of a complete game.
Waguespack struck out three over his 117 pitches, also walking three and hitting a batter before leaving the contest after three batters in the ninth.
Ranfi Casimiro halted the Fisher Cats after Waguespack’s departure to earn his first save of the year.
Thomas Pannone was the loser in the contest for New Hampshire, allowing five runs off seven hits in his six innings of work.
Reading got homers from Malquin Canelo and Derek Campbell and Jiandido Tromp with Canelo also contributing two more hits in the win.
On Tuesday, Sean Reid-Foley (8-11, 5.10 ERA) takes the mound at 6:35 p.m. in Reading against the ‘Phils Tyler Viza (9-9, 5.48 ERA).