Orelvis takes EL Home Run lead, but New Hampshire’s four homers can’t bring victory

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Orelvis Martinez. Credit/New Hampshire Fisher Cats

ERIE, Penn. – Orelvis Martinez now has sole control of the Eastern League home run lead, but that that and three other New Hampshire Fisher Cat home runs weren’t enough on Saturday as the Fisher Cats fell 8-5 to the Erie SeaWolves.

Martinez hit his 12th bomb of the year in the ninth and was joined by Will Robertson, Spencer Horwitz and Sebastian Espino with their fourth, seventh and fourth homers of the year respectively.

With the blast, Martinez moves one home run ahead of Erie’s Kerry Carpenter, who had hit three home runs so far during the current series with New Hampshire, including two on Friday.

As a team, New Hampshire is fourth in the league in dingers at 45, behind Hartford and Richmond (45) and Somerset (52).

Erie also had a pair of home runs of their own, and both teams managed seven hits each on the day. However, the different was in the clutch – Erie went 4-for-8 with runners in scoring position while New Hampshire could not capitalize on either of its opportunities with runners in scoring position.

The losing pitcher of record was Hayden Juenger (0-2), going four innings in his start and allowing four Erie runs off four hits and a walk while striking out five. Recent calllup Adam Kloffenstein went 3 1/3 innings in relief of Juenger in his Fisher Cats debut, giving up the other four Erie runs off three hits and a walk, striking out four.

The series concludes on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. as Nick Fraze (1-3, 4.09 ERA) takes the mound for New Hampshire against the most aptly named SeaWolf player ever, Adam Wolf (3-1, 1.75 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.