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McDade a big hit in return to Fisher Cats
He blasted the first pitch he saw for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in two years over the fence in left field at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium to get the team started en route to a 5-0 win over the Reading Fightin' Phils on Saturday.
Righty Scott Copeland allowed four hits over a season-long seven innings to pick up his first win. He struck out five and walked one.
The Fightin' Phils got more than one runner on base only once - in the ninth inning - and never got anyone as far as third.
Scoring first worked, too.
McDade played in New Hampshire in 2011 and 2012. He split last year between the Triple-A teams for the Indians and White Sox.
His was the big blow of a three-run first inning for the Fisher Cats.
Left fielder Michael Crouse had three hits of the seven Fisher Cats hits and led off the fourth and sixth innings with doubles. Jonathan Jones knocked him in each time. Jones got him home with a sacrifice bunt in the fourth and a single to left in the sixth.