Fisher Cats win second straight over Ponies

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats won their second game in a row thanks to a 7-3 victory over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Friday night.

New Hampshire got its first run in the first off a Spencer Horwitz RBI, bringing Tanner Morris across the plate. Binghamton scored a pair in the fourth inning, but Horwitz would answer in the Fisher Cats’ side of the fourth with his third home run of the year, followed by an RBI double by Will Robertson that brought Sebastian Espino home to give New Hampshire the lead back.

That was a lead they would not give back again, with Orelvis Martinez hitting his tenth home run of the year in the seventh to add two more runs and the Fisher Cats adding another two runs in the eighth.

With the victory, New Hampshire is now 14-16 on the year, every starting New Hampshire batter had at least one hit except for Espino, although Espino walked twice. Morris, Martinez and Horwitz each ended with a pair of hits.

Paxton Schultz (2-3) was the winning pitcher for New Hampshire, giving up three hits and a walk in a five-inning start, striking out eight Rumble Ponies.

Max Castillo (3-1, 3.38 ERA) is the expected starting pitcher for New Hampshire on Saturday, first pitch is expected at 6:35 p.m.

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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.