New Hampshire Hardball

Fisher Cats can’t hold lead

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats saw their 3-1 lead evaporate in a 5-4 loss to the Harrisburg Senators (Nationals) Wednesday night at FNB Field after the game was delayed for an hour and thirty-nine minutes due to thunderstorms in the area.

New Hampshire started the scoring with a pair of runs in the second. Santiago Espinal singled, Christian Williamswalked and Riley Adams brought them both home with a double to right-centerfield.

After Harrisburg got one back in the bottom of the inning, the ‘Cats retook a two-run advantage in the top of the third. Forrest Wall bounced his third home run of the year off the right field wall and into the Harrisburg bullpen to make it 3-1.

The Nationals affiliate scored four unanswered runs to go up 5-3 – highlighted by a two-run sixth in which the first three batters reached and two scored – and kept the ‘Cats at bay despite a solo home run from Kevin Smith to start the ninth to win 5-4.


  • Forrest Wall matched a team and personal best with a hit in his 10th consecutive game. He has 18 hits in his last 45 plate appearances for a .533 OBP.
  • Riley Adams extended his hitting streak to a seasonhigh eight games with a two for three night.
  • Jackson McClelland tossed a perfect inning of relief.

The series concludes Thursday morning at FNB Field. RHP Nate Pearson goes for New Hampshire and RHP Tyler Mapes will start for Harrisburg. Coverage begins at 10:15 a.m. and continues with first pitch at 10:30 a.m. on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network..

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