BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats split a doubleheader on Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies followed by a 3-1 win.
New Hampshire was held to just two hits in the first game, with Binghamton starting pitcher Kevin Smith going only three batters above the minimum during his six outings of work.
He climbed to 3-1 on the year while Joe Zanghi got his fourth save after retiring the side in order in the seventh.
Thomas Hatch had a six-inning complete game loss for New Hampshire, allowing six hits while striking out five for his third loss since joining the Fisher Cats last month.
In the second game, it was Binghamton that was limited offensively, obtaining just three hits in total.
Their only run came off a third-inning home run by Jason Krizan, but it wouldn’t be enough to overcome three first-inning runs that New Hampshire accumulated in the first.
Cullen Large obtained his first multi-hit game for New Hampshire since earning promotion on Aug. 7 while Chad Spanberger recorded two RBI off a double in the first.
Joey Murray got his first Eastern League win, recording eight strikeouts during his five-inning appearance. Jake Fishman notched the save after two innings of relief.
Mickey Jannis pitched six innings in the loss, falling to 5-4.