Fisher Cats win by a whole heck of a lot

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Spencer Horwitz on June 2, 2022. Photo/Andrew Sylvia

PORTLAND, MAINE – The Portland Sea Dogs probably wish Chris Sale could have pitched again on Friday.

A day after the Red Sox ace’s rehab start catapulted the Sea Dogs to a blowout win, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats beat Portland about as convincingly as any baseball team can beat another one, winning 16-0.

It’s hard to say whether New Hampshire pitching or hitting was more impressive on a night where the Fisher Cats dominated on all aspects of the game.

Portland ended with more errors (3) than hits (2) on the night, with Portland batters reaching third base just once and Fisher Cat pitchers retiring the last 11 Portland batters in a row to finish the contest.

Meanwhile, every New Hampshire batter except for Davis Schneider had at least one hit, with Luis De Los Santos, Zac Cook, Cam Eden and Rafael Lantigua each finishing with a pair of hits while Trevor Schwecke and Spencer Horwitz both went 4-for-6 on a night when the Fisher Cats went 10-for-20 with runners in scoring position.

Horwitz also went deep in the eighth and contributed two of New Hampshire’s five doubles as well, putting the Fisher Cats at 133 doubles on the year so far, just four short of Bowie’s league lead.

New Hampshire (32-41) plays Portland again on Saturday with a 6 p.m. scheduled first pitch. Hayden Juenger (0-4, 3.57 ERA) heads to the mound for the ‘Cats against Portland’s Jay Groome (3-4, 3.84 ERA).

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Andrew Sylvia

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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 licensed 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.