Portland wins battle of the dingers

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Portland Sea Dogs

PORTLAND, Maine – Despite three home runs, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats couldn’t pull out a win on Friday night, falling 5-4 to the Portland Sea Dogs.

Josh Palacios, Chad Spanberger and Riley Adams went deep for New Hampshire in the first, seventh and ninth respectively. Nash Knight came home on Adams homer, the fourth for Adams in ten games and his second in as many days.

Palacios’ dinger gave New Hampshire a brief lead that was removed by Joey Curletta’s RBI double in the bottom of the first.

Not to be outdone, Brett Netzer and Austin Rei also went deep for Portland in the second and eighth respectively, with Rei bringing home Netzer on his blast.

Jarren Duran’s single also scored a run for the Sea Dogs in the fourth.

Zach Logue (3-7) was the loser, giving up two runs off four hits in a three-inning appearance. Denyi Reyes (8-12) was the winner, going seven innings for Portland, and allowing just three hits while striking out nine.

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Andrew Sylvia

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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.