Hartford doubles up Fisher Cats

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MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats fell to .500 on the year thanks to their 8-4 Thursday loss to the Hartford Yard Goats.

Hartford struck first in the fourth inning thanks to a three-run homer off the bat of Bladimir Restituyo, adding another pair of runs in the fifth.

New Hampshire responded in the fifth with three runs of their own, chasing Hartford starting pitcher Mike Ruff. However, the Fisher Cats couldn’t even the contest, as a fielder’s choice let the Yard Goats squelch the rally.

Both teams traded runs in the eighth, with Bert Boswell added a solo home run for Hartford and Luis De Los Santos tagging up and heading home on a Kekai Rios fly out to right.

Boswell added another two runs for the ‘Goats off a double in the ninth.

Miguel Hiraldo had two hits for the Fisher Cats, extending his hitting streak to five games.

On the mound, Jimmy Robbins(1-3) was the loser for New Hampshire, allowing seven hits and two walks in his four-inning start

Both teams return on Friday for a 6:35 p.m. matchup. New Hampshire sends out Adam Kloffenstein (1-1, 4.50 ERA) against Hartford righthander Andrew Quezada (0-1, 1.80 ERA).


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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.