New Hampshire Hardball

Rough inning dooms Fisher Cats

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays) lost 7-5 to the Trenton Thunder (Yankees) Sunday afternoon at ARM & HAMMER Park to split the four-game weekend set with their Eastern Division foe.


A six-run third proved too difficult for the Fisher Cats to overcome. Trenton scored its runs on five hits, a walk, catcher’s interference and a hit batter, though the big blow was Kyle Holder‘s three-run home run.

New Hampshire scored five unanswered runs to make it a one-run game. Four consecutive base hits – including RBI knocks from Vinny Capra and Forrest Wall – plated a pair in the fifth and a two-out, bases-clearing triple off the bat ofSantiago Espinal brought home three in the seventh. The Fisher Cats stranded the tying run at third heading into the stretch.

Chris Gittens homered in the bottom of the seventh to give the Thunder some breathing room and they went on to win 7-5.


  • Forrest Wall, Riley Adams and Vinny Capra all had two hits apiece.
  • Danny Young tossed 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Vinny Nittoli set a new season high with three innings pitched.

The Fisher Cats travel to Reading to take on the R-Phils Monday night. Coverage begins with the Fisher Cats Pregame Show at 7:00 p.m. and continues with first pitch at 7:10 p.m. on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network.

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