Fishers Cats' win streak snapped
MANCHESTER — Ronald Bermudez collected four hits and Michael Ohlman added three more as Bowie snapped New Hampshire’s five-game winning streak with a 7-4 Eastern League victory Thursday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
Bowie (30-29) garnered 15 hits, getting two each from Niuman Romero, Christian Walker, David Adams and Dariel Alvarez. Melky Mesa had three hits including two solo homers and scored three runs for the Fisher Cats (23-36).
Tyler Wilson notched the mound win. In six innings, he allowed six hits and three runs. He walked one and fanned eight batters.
New Hampshire took an early 3-0 lead, scoring one run in each of the first three innings. In the first inning, Melky Mesa singled, stole second and advanced to third base on a throwing error by catcher Michael Ohlman. Mesa scored when Ryan Schimpf grounded out to first base. It was Schimpf’s 30th RBI of the season.
Mike McDade (three hits) cranked his third season homer to right in the second inning and Mesa went yard in the third inning to left center for his first homer of the year.
New Hampshire starter P.J. Walters didn’t a decision Thursday. In 5-2/3-innings, he allowed nine hits and three runs. He walked one and fanned two on 95 pitches, 63 for strikes.
Bowie reached Walters for two runs in the fourth inning as David Adams singled home a run and Garabez Rosa plated the other run with a sacrifice fly. In the sixth inning, Adams accounted for the tying run when he reached on a force-out, allowing Ron Bermudez to score.
New Hampshire reliever and losing pitcher Tyler Ybarra lost his control, which contributed to a three-run rally in the seventh inning for Bowie. Ybarra walked Chih-Hsien Chiang and Niuman Romero to start the inning before he was replaced by Arik Sikula. After a wild pitch moved both runners up, Bowie took the lead when Christian Walker singled home Chiang. Bowie padded its lead to 6-3 on an RBI single from Bermudez and a double by Michael Ohlman, which scored Walker.
Mesa hit his second homer of the game with two outs in the seventh inning, cutting the deficit to 6-4. Bowie got the run back in the eighth inning behind two hits and one walk.
New Hampshire opens a three-game home series today against Erie at 7 p.m.