Fisher Cats Leave Reading With A Win

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The New Hampshire Fisher Cats finished their series against the Reading Fightin’ Phils on Thursday night with an 8-6 victory, leaving town with three wins this week against the Philadelphia Phillies Double-A affiliate.

New Hampshire sent nine men to the plate in the third and eight men to the plate in the fourth to gather seven runs off Reading starter Franklyn Kilome.

Reading kept the game close, spearheaded by home runs from Odubel Herrera and Jiandido Tromp, bringing the game within a run by the end of the sixth.

However, Emilio Guerrero put the game out of reach in the seventh, beginning the inning with a double that would let him come home on the next at-bat.

Just as in Wednesday’s contest, Reading had more hits than New Hampshire, but the Fisher Cats still received multi-hit performances from Guerrero, Derrick Loveless and Emilio Guerrero.

Zachary Coppola recorded a quarter of Reading’s hits, scoring twice. Three Phils had a pair of hits, with Herrera getting two hits before leaving the contest after the sixth inning.

Kilome left one batter prior to the retirement of the side in the fourth, giving up seven of New Hampshire’s nine hits to earn the loss.

New Hampshire starting pitcher Francisco Rios also left early, continuing his limited outings since a stint on the disabled list earlier this season.

Justin Shafer got the win after accruing seven outs in the middle innings. Dusty Isaacs replaced Shafer and was perfect in the eighth and ninth, striking out four Phils on the way to his fourth save of the year.

The Fisher Cats begin their final series of the year at Hadlock Field in Portland against the Sea Dogs. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. with Jon Harris taking the mound for New Hampshire against Portland’s Trey Ball.

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