Fisher Cats win sixth straight

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Feel the magic, feel the roar – Fisher Cats are loose

BOWIE, MD – For the second night in a row, a flurry of late offense helped the New Hampshire Fisher Cats find their way to an overwhelming victory.

New Hampshire defeated the Bowie Bay Sox on Thursday, 10-2, with nine of the runs coming after the fourth inning.

At the end of the fourth, New Hampshire trailed, 2-1. L.J. Talley’s double gave the ‘Cats the contest’s first score in the top half of the inning, but Bowie managed to get a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a throwing error by Talley.

With Bowie starting pitcher Kyle Brnovich not returning to start the fifth, New Hampshire got to work. Chris Bec immediately got on board with a swinging bunt and the Fisher Cats were off to the races. Bec would be the first of two runs in the fifth and New Hampshire added six more in the sixth to put the contest out of reach, just like their eight-run eighth on Wednesday.

Vinny Capra hit a solo leadoff homer in the ninth to put the cherry on top of what has become a very sweet series for the Fisher Cats so far.

At the plate, New Hampshire received multi-hit performances from Bec, Capra and Talley as well as Otto Lopez.

Four Fisher Cat pitchers combined to allow just three hits, none of which came after the fifth inning. Fitz Stadler (1-1) earned the win for his two innings of relief, Kyle Johnston earned his second hold of the year in relief of Stadler going just one batter over the minimum during his three-inning appearance.

The Fisher Cats will look for a seventh straight win on Friday with a 7:05 p.m. contest in Bowie. Right-hander Maximo Castillo (4-1, 3.52 ERA) takes the hill for New Hampshire against Baysox righty Mike Baumann (0-1, 6.28 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.