New Hampshire Hardball

Senators complete sweep

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays) were swept in a series for the first time since 2017 after falling 5-1 to the Harrisburg Senators (Nationals) Thursday morning at FNB Field, the third consecutive loss for the Fisher Cats and their sixth in the last seven games.

Harrisburg jumped on the board with a run in the first. Two hits and a walk loaded the bases with no outs before a passed ball brought home the first run of the day.

A two-run second added to the Senators advantage. The first three men reached to plate a run before an RBI groundout brought home the second score of the stanza.

Two more runs came across in the fifth to put the Nationals affiliate up 5-0.

Nate Pearson (0-1) went 4.2 innings, allowed seven runs on five hits, walked two and struck out five. He was followed by Willy Ortiz, who tossed 3.1 scoreless stanzas, allowed one hit and struck out two.

New Hampshire’s lone tally was marked in the eighth against big league rehabber Trevor Rosenthal. A hit batter and two singles loaded the bases before another plunking forced in a runner from third. The ‘Cats brought the tying run to the dish with no outs but failed to score again in a 5-1 loss.


  • Forrest Wall has hit in a teambest 11 consecutive games after going three for four with a double today. He’s raised his average to .301.
  • Riley Adams went three for four with a double, has a hit in nine straight and brought his average up to .307.
  • Nash Knight tripled and doubled for his seventh multi-hit performance of the year.

New Hampshire travels to Altoona to take on the Curve Friday night. RHP Yennsy Diaz (4-4, 3.67 ERA) will go for the ‘Cats while the Curve have penciled in LHP Sean Brady (0-2, 9.64 ERA). Coverage begins at 5:45 p.m. and continues with first pitch at 6:00 p.m. on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network

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