Fisher Cats fall in rainy Binghamton slugfest

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NYSEG Stadium in 2010

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BINGHAMTON, NY – A two-hour rain delay didn’t dampen any bats at NYSEG Stadium on Thursday night, with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies defeating the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 10-6.

Binghamton struck first with a three-run homer by Tim Tebow in the second, but the Fisher Cats would answer, first from an Andrew Guillotte RBI single that brought Gunnary Heidt home in the third and then a three-run fourth punctuated by Juan Kelly’s second homer of the year.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. added another homer in the top of the fifth to give New Hampshire a two-run lead, but Binghamton would respond with six straight baserunners in the next half-inning, putting four runs across the plate and chasing New Hampshire starting pitcher Jon Harris from the contest.

Binghamton nearly batted around the order in the seventh, adding another three runs in the process, with the Fisher Cats able to add just one more run before all was said and done.

New Hampshire recorded at least 10 hits in all of their games in Binghamton last week and Thursday was no different, although Binghamton also ended the contest with double digit hits.

Guerrero, Heidt and Harold Ramirez each had two for the ‘Cats, with Kelly and Biggio also adding two walks a piece in the defeat.

For Binghamton, John Mora and Matt Oberste ended with multi-hit nights, with every hitter except for Patrick Mazeika recording at least one hit.

Mickey Jannis (3-0) notched his first win against the Fisher Cats since April 29, 2017, giving up four earned runs off eight hits in five innings of work.

Harris (1-2) was the losing pitcher, seeing his ERA climb to 7.50 after allowing six earned runs in his 4 2/3 inning appearance.

The Rumble Ponies have now handed New Hampshire five of their nine losses so far this year and will see a tenth on Friday night at 7:05 p.m.

Francisco Rios (0-2, 8.04 ERA) will take the mound for New Hampshire against Binghamton’s Scott Copeland (1-0, 1.69 ERA).