Following rain out, Fisher Cats split Wednesday’s contests versus Reading

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn’t beat the rain on Tuesday, but they were certainly able to beat the Reading Fightin’ Phils on Wednesday, at least once.

In their delayed series opener, New Hampshire defeated Reading, 10-2.

New Hampshire found four runs in the first, and didn’t look back, with only Wendell Rijo’s two-run homer in the fourth breaking up a Fisher Cats shutout.

Braden Scott (1-0), got the win, recording four outs during the seven-inning contest.

Philip Clarke hit a three-run homer in the first and the Fisher Cats recorded three doubles along with 14 hits in total.

In the second contest of the day, New Hampshire fell, 5-2. Again, the Fisher Cats struck early. Spencer Horwitz’ triple to right brought Rafael Lantigua across the plate, with Zac Cook’s single bringing home Horwitz.

New Hampshire wasn’t able to get another hit over the last six innings of the contest, while Reading would record runs in all but one of the remaining innings of the game.

Nick Fraze (1-2) was responsible in giving up four of Reading’s five runs, doubling his earned run total over his first three appearances.

With the split, New Hampshire is now 9-8 on the year, they’ll send Paxton Schultz (1-2, 5.84 ERA) up against Noah Skirrow (1-1, 4.15 ERA) on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 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.