Last year’s Fisher Cats impact Blue Jays spring training opener

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DUNEDIN, Fla. – Members of the 2017 New Hampshire Fisher Cats contributed three of the Toronto Blue Jays’ eight hits to start the Blue Jays’ spring training campaign with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Anthony Alford had the first of those hits, legging out an infield single in the fourth. He would be caught trying to steal second and left half an inning later, ending his day 1-for-2.

Richard Urena followed that with a single in the fifth. Reese McGuire added another single on a line drive to left in the seventh.

Urena also recorded a walk, one of three on the day for Toronto.

Other 2017 Fisher Cats at the plate in the game included J.D. Davis, Lourdes Gurriel, Tim Lopes, Roemon Fields, all of which did not reach base in one at-bat.

Patrick Cantwell also came in as a defensive substitute for McGuire in the ninth.

On the mound, the Phillies only run came off 2017 Fisher Cats starter Sean Reid-Foley, who allowed a home run to Danny Ortiz in the eighth.

Tim Mayza, who split his 2017 between New Hampshire and Buffalo, struck out two of the three batters he faced in the third.

Toronto travels to Lakeland on Saturday for a 1:05 p.m. start against the Detroit Tigers.