New Hampshire Hardball

Yard Goats 2, Fisher Cats 1

MANCHESTER — Davis Schneider had four hits on Friday at Hartford, but New Hampshire left double-digit runners on base for the second straight night in a loss. The Fisher Cats (18-25, 49-63) fell, 2-1, to the Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies, 22-20, 65-46) despite outhitting Hartford, 11-5.


Schneider finished 4-for-5 in his best game at the plate this season. He started the game with a long double into right-center field and was thrown out trying to stretch it to a triple. In his next at bat, he crushed with a triple off the wall in center field.

The New Jersey native’s last two hits were singles, and he scored the only New Hampshire run in the fifth. Schneider is 14-for-33 (.424) since returning for the development list on August 10.

Three other Fisher Cats had multiple hits: John AielloPhil Clarke and Zac Cook. Aiello’s two-out single in the fifth inning scored Schneider from second. He has an active 21-game on-base streak.

Otherwise, New Hampshire struggled to produce hits with runners on base. They were 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

The Fisher Cats couldn’t capitalize with runners on the corners in the second inning, runners on second and third in the fourth, or the bases loaded in the eighth. They had 12 stranded in the game after 10 last night.

The pitching was outstanding, though. Ricky Tiedemann faced the minimum in 3.0 innings of work. After celebrating his 20th birthday yesterday, he struck out the side in the first inning. The Blue Jays No. 2 prospect finished without allowing a hit or a run. He walked one batter and struck out five.

Luis Quinones (L, 0-5) pitched the final five innings, and the only runs he gave up came on solo homers. He allowed five hits and walked one batter with six strikeouts.

Hartford had one hit through their first five innings at the plate. They never trailed in the game.


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