Fisher Cats Dominate Sea Dogs

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The Portland Sea Dogs leave Manchester with a loss, falling to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Sunday afternoon, 10-3.

New Hampshire got on the board early, sending ten men to the plate in the first against Portland starter Henry Owens.

The Orange, CA lefty needed 34 pitches to get out the inning, with the Fisher Cats putting four runs across the plate before Owens finally retired the side.

A double from Ryan McBroom looked like it might spark another New Hampshire rally in the second, but the ‘Cats left the game within reach, allowing the Sea Dogs to come back into the contest with two runs in the fourth.

In the end though, it was only a matter of time before New Hampshire broke through, and they finally capitalized in the fifth, chasing Owens from the contest and putting three more runs on the board.

Michael Chavis added a solo shot to right for the Sea Dogs in the sixth, and New Hampshire’s Gunnar Heidt added a two-run blast to right in seventh inning that saw three more runs for the home team.

Owens (1-2) dropped his second game to the Fisher Cats this season, ending after completing four innings. He allowed four runs off six hits and six walks, striking out two.

New Hampshire starter Sean Reid-Foley (6-7) pitched six innings in the win, taking a no-hitter into the fourth. He climbs to 2-1 on the year against the Sea Dogs, allowing three runs off four hits and a pair of walks while striking out three.

On Monday, the Fisher Cats welcome the Reading Fightin’ Phils to town for a three-game series. The scheduled first pitch time is 7:05 p.m., the Fisher Cats will send Conner Greene (4-6, 4.37 ERA) against Reading’s Drew Anderson (5-3, 3.56 ERA).