Fisher Cats roll a lucky seven on Saturday night

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Chad Spanberger (credit – Andrew Sylvia)

MANCHESTER, N.H. –  The Portland Sea Dogs were on their way to a third-straight win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Saturday night, but the Fisher Cats found their bats in the seventh inning.

Seven runs in the seventh helped the Fisher Cats earn a 10-8 victory, snapping a five-game losing streak.

Tanner Houck replaced Robinson Leyer on the mound just before New Hampshire’s side of the inning began, and he’d follow a strikeout of Logan Warmoth by allowing seven straight batters to reach base, although Chad Spanberger only spent a brief time on base during his two-run home run trot.

New Hampshire’s offensive explosion followed an extra pair of runs earlier in the seventh that Portland tacked onto the six that accumulated earlier, but Danny Young and Bryan Baker shut down the visitors over the final two innings, with Young climbing to 1-1 on the year and Baker earning his ninth save.

Houck was removed after obtaining just one out in the seventh, falling to 8-6 on the year.

At the plate, New Hampshire was outhit by Portland, but still had quality contributions from Nash Knight (3-for-4, three runs, and an RBI), Alberto Mineo (2-for-4, two RBI) in addition to Spanberger’s blast.

Every Sea Dog batter ended with at least one hit, highlighted by Jerry Downs’ home run in the fifth.

The series concludes on Sunday when New Hampshire will send Yennsy Diaz (6-6, 3.84 ERA) against Portland’s Bryan Mata (1-0, 1.50 ERA) in the final game before the All-Star Break.

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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 license 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.