New Hampshire Hardball

Patriots 5, Fisher Cats 3

MANCHESTER – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) pushed across a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 3-2 lead, but the Somerset Patriots (New York Yankees) rallied with three in the eighth to earn a 5-3 win Saturday night at Delta Dental Stadium.


Oswaldo Cabrera homered to lead off the top of the eighth inning and tied the game at 3-3. Hoy Jun Park walked and Dermis Garcia followed with a home run to give Somerset a 5-3 advantage.

New Hampshire broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth inning. After consecutive walks to Nick Podkul and Kevin VicunaAustin Martin rolled a single into left field to make it 1-0.

Somerset moved in front in the top of the sixth inning with a pair of runs. Max Burt singled and scored on a double by Matt Pita. Oswaldo Cabrera beat out an infield single as Pita scored.

The Fisher Cats loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth inning, and took a 3-2 lead after Samad Taylor was hit by pitch and Nick Podkul came through with a sacrifice fly.

Fisher Cats starter Zach Logue did not allow a hit until one out in the fifth inning, a single by Isaiah Gilliam. He left after 5.2 innings, allowing four hits and two runs. He did not walk a batter and matched a season-high with eight strikeouts.

Andrew McInvale offered 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Mike Ellenbest (L, 0-1) suffered the loss. Sam Ryan set down Somerset in order in his Double-A debut in the ninth inning.


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