TRENTON, N.J. – After a difficult series in Maine, it looks like changing scenery helped the New Hampshire Fisher Cats get back on track.
New Hampshire took their second game in a row against the Trenton Thunder, winning 5-2 on Friday night.
The Fisher Cats bagged four of their five runs early, with Alberto Mineo opening things up with a two-run RBI double in the first, followed by another RBI double from Chad Spanberger in the third that scored Mineo and a bases loaded walk sandwiched in between in the second that sent Spanberger home.
Trenton also struck early, just without as much volume. Both of the Thunder’s runs came off the bat of Kellin Deglan in the first and third respectively.
Mineo provided an insurance run for the ‘Cats in the seventh.
Hector Perez (5-3) got the win, allowing four hits in six innings of work, allowing Deglan’s second RBI while striking out nine and walking three.
Rony Garcia (1-6) was the loser, giving up seven of New Hampshire’s nine hits during his 4 2/3 inning stint, allowing four runs and three walks against six strikeouts.
At the plate, Deglan led the way for Trenton with a 3-for-5 night while Mineo, Spanberger and Santiago Espinal each had two hits each for the Fisher Cats.
Another game between the two teams is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. as New Hampshire sends Zach Logue (3-4, 3.75 ERA) against Trenton’s Brian Keller (0-0, 3.60 ERA).