Rodriguez and Bishop combine to one-hit Fisher Cats

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BOWIE, MD. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were close to picking up their first series sweep of the 2021 season, but an inspired pitching performance from Bowie Bay Sox hurlers Grayson Rodriguez and Cameron Bishop pushed off that sweep for at least one more week.

Rodriguez and Bishop limited New Hampshire to just one hit on Saturday, a Chavez Young fourth-inning single, as Bowie went on to a 10-0 victory.

Bowie put four runs on the board in the second, which would ultimately be more than enough given their outstanding pitching, but they’d go on to put up more runs in the third, fifth and sixth.

New Hampshire didn’t help their cause with three errors on the night and Chris Bec would be ejected in the eighth after striking out.

Fisher Cats Starting Pitcher Simeon Woods Richardson (2-1) was chased from the game two outs into the third inning, having given up six runs off seven walks and four hits, including a home run to Alexis Torres.

Rodriguez (3-0) struck out eight Fisher Cats during his five-inning start and Bishop earned his third save of the year, filling out the other four innings of the contest.

The series concludes on Sunday, Saturday’s loss snapped what had been a seven-game winning streak for New Hampshire.

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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.