MANCHESTER, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats might actually win another game if they ever get some run support.
Despite good pitching from Fisher Cats starter Nate Pearson, New Hampshire fell 3-2 to the Erie SeaWolves on Saturday.
Pearson limited Erie to just four hits over six innings of work, although the first two hits came in the second, bringing Daniel Pinero across for the ‘Wolves first run and the fourth one was Kody Eaves’ one-run homer over the right center field fence.
Josh Palacios also hit a home run to right, which gave New Hampshire a run in the first, and the Fisher Cats got another run off Forrest Wall’s single in the fifth. However, that would be all the run support Pearson would get, leaving him winless in 15 Eastern League starts this year. Indeed, his past four starts have been quality starts, with only 10 earned runs allowed over his last ten starts.
With the Fisher Cats lack of recent offense, it only would take one slip and that came in the seventh when Chace Numata hit a home run off Corey Copping.
That provided all the offense Erie needed and that also provided the loss to Copping, who fell to 1-2 on the year in Eastern League play.
Zac Houston earned the win, climbinging to 5-1 thanks to three innings of scoreless relief. Nolan Blackwood submitted a 1-2-3 inning for Erie in the ninth to pick up his third save.
The series concludes on Sunday with a 1:35 start as New Hampshire sends Hector Perez (7-4, 4.70 ERA) against Erie’s Casey Mize (6-2, 2.65 ERA).