New Hampshire Hardball

Fisher Cats 6, Flying Squirrels 1

MANCHESTER — The Fisher Cats scored five runs on five hits without a homer in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s game at Delta Dental Stadium, and New Hampshire (16-16, 47-54)  earned its third straight win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants, 10-21, 50-50), 6-1, to move to .500 in the second half of the season for the first time.

Four Fisher Cats—Luis De Los SantosJohn AielloCam Eden and Sebastian Espino—had two hits, and all four now have more than one multi-hit game this week.

De Los Santos crushed a solo home run in the first inning to give New Hampshire the early lead, his eighth homer of the season. He has hits in nine of his last 11 games, batting .375 with two home runs in that stretch. He was 2-for-4 on Saturday.

After a Richmond homer tied the game in the top of the seventh, New Hampshire rattled off five runs in the bottom half of the inning. Eden started the frame with a walk and stole two bases, coming home on an Espino double.

Eden was 2-for-2 with two walks, and he’s second in the Eastern League in steals since July 1 with 14. Espino was 2-for-4 in his second straight multi-hit game.

After Ryan Gold walked in the seventh, New Hampshire’s one through four hitters each notched a hit. Addison Barger brought two runs home with a single, Orelvis Martinez doubled and Aiello smacked a two-RBI single into right field. He finished 2-for-3 in his 16th multi-hit game of the year.


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