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Senators 2, Fisher Cats 0

HARRISBURG, Pa. Despite a solid effort from the pitching staff, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) fell to the Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals) 2-0 on Wednesday night at FNB Field.

The Fisher Cats (39-43) managed just six hits in the loss, with Chavez Young being the lone hitter who recorded multiple hits, finishing 2-for-4.

Following a lengthy rain delay prior to the game, the Senators (31-54) took the lead quickly in the first inning against Fisher Cats starter Jeremy Beasley (L, 0-1). Cole Freeman smacked a leadoff double and later moved to third on a Jackson Cluff fly out to center. Then, with Donovan Casey batting, Freeman scored on a wild pitch to put Harrisburg on top 1-0.

Harrisburg added on another run in the third against reliever Connor Law (2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K). After Bradly Lindsly singled with one out, Freeman followed with a ground-ball single to right to put runners at the corners. Jackson Cluff then hit a sacrifice fly to up the Senators lead to 2-0.

Cade Cavalli (W, 3-3), who ranks as a top-100 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, dominated the Fisher Cats, holding them to four hits while walking two and striking out six in seven innings. Carson Teel earned the save with two shutout innings.

In the loss, Brandon Eisert allowed three hits in 2.1 scoreless innings for New Hampshire, and Emerson Jimenez recorded a perfect eighth inning.


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