Rain defeats Fisher Cats, Squirrels on Sunday

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RICHMOND, Va. –  The New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Richmond Flying Squirrels concluded played their final game together in 2018, or at least it seems that way.

In the final game of this weekend’s series in Richmond, things ended 1-1 in the tenth after the game was suspended due to rain.

The game stopped with one out in the tenth, following an intentional walk to Bo Bichette. There was one out, with runners on first and second.

Up until that point, the matchup was dominated by pitching, with only 12 combined hits from both teams.

Richmond’s run came in the fourth, as Ryan Howard’s sacrifice bunt put CJ Hinojosa 90 feet away from the plate, a distance he would travel during the subsequent 4-3 Dylan Davis’ putout one at-bat later.

New Hampshire responded quickly, as Gunnar Heidt moved from first to third on a Ryan Hissey single, coming home one at-bat later on a Bichette groundout.

Hissey led the way for New Hampshire, going 2-for-4 on the day, with fellow catcher Matt Winn going 2-for-3 for Richmond.

On the mound, Mike Connolly allowed just nine baserunners in six innings of work for Richmond, and Ryan Halstead allowed just one more in relief of Connolly in the seventh, eighth and ninth.

New Hampshire starting pitcher Jon Harris went 6 2/3 innings, giving up five hits and a walk.

The Fisher Cats return to action on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. against the Altoona Curve. Starting pitchers have not been named as of Sunday night. No makeup date has been announced for Sunday’s game in Richmond.

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