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Fisher Cats work 14 to lose to Binghamton
New Hampshire Fisher Cats catcher Pierce Rankin takes the late throw as Binghamton Mets runner Brian Burgamy slides home in the eighth inning of their game Sunday afternoon. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)
Matt Reynolds drove home Kyle Johnson with a one-out single in the 14th inning to lead the Binghamton Mets to a 9-8 Eastern League win over New Hampshire before 5,397 fans at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Sunday.
In the 14th inning for the second-place Mets (23-16), Johnson lined a double to left with one out, then advanced to third base on a single by Brian Burgamy. Reynolds followed with his game-winning hit off losing pitcher Tony Davis (1-1), scoring Johnson.
The Mets led 7-0 before New Hampshire rallied for two runs in the sixth inning and five more in the seventh frame.
In the seventh inning, New Hampshire rallied to tie the game. Pierce Rankin, Jonathan Jones (three hits) and Jon Berti each singled to open the inning. Two runs crossed the plate without a hit as Andy Burns walked with the bases loaded followed by a hit-by-pitch to Schimpf. Jacobo cleared the bases with a double to center, tying the game at 7-7.
New Hampshire answered with its tying run in the home eighth when Jones doubled, advanced to third on a bunt single by Jon Berti and scored on a sacrifice fly by Burns.
Richard Bleier (2-3, 4.43) will start the nightcap game for New Hampshire, which returns to Manchester for its first home series against Portland beginning Friday.