action:article | category:SPORTS | adString:SPORTS | zoneID:40

Home » Sports

June 21. 2014 11:05PM

McDade, Liz not enough in Fisher Cats' 2-1 loss to Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. - Mike McDade continued to sizzle in June, but the rest of the Fisher Cats' bats fizzled in a 2-1 loss to the Trenton Thunder (36-39). New Hampshire (30-43) missed two rime scoring opportunities late in the game, leaving an opening for the Thunder to steal their second straight game thanks to an eighth-inning rally.

 

McDade's hot stretch continued as he knocked home the Fisher Cats' only run in the top of the fourth inning. With two outs and Kenny Wilson at second, McDade's blooper to left pushed Wilson home for a 1-0 lead. It was McDade's 13th hit and 10th RBI over his last 11 games.

 

The Fisher Cats held onto that lead through six innings of work by starting pitcher Radhames Liz (ND). He allowed just four hits, striking out four and walking one to lower his ERA to 0.47 through four starts.

 

There were several chances for the Fisher Cats to add to their lead. In the seventh, they had runners at second and third with one out, then had the bases loaded with two outs, but could not score. An inning later, consecutive singles put men at the corners with nobody out, but once again they were denied an insurance run.

 

The Thunder made the Fisher Cats pay for their stranded runners in the eighth. Facing reliever Tyler Ybarra (L; 2-3), Mason Williams led off the eighth with a double. He scored on a seeing-eye single by Ben Gamel to tie the game at 1-1. Later, with two outs, a Baltimore Chop over the head of Andy Burns gave Tyler Austin the game-winning RBI in the 2-1 victory.

 

Fred Lewis (W; 1-3) spearheaded another strong outing for the Thunder bullpen. He combined with two other relievers for four shutout innings of relief. The Thunder 'pen has pitched seven scoreless frames in the series, allowing just five this with ten strikeouts.

 

McDade's single was his only hit of the game, part of a six-hit effort for the Fisher Cats. Wilson and Jon Berti each extended their hitting streaks to give games, but Andy Burns went 0-3 to see his end at a season-best 11 games.

 

The Fisher Cats will now try to salvage the finale of the series on Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Right-hander Casey Lawrence will return from the DL looking for his fourth win (3-4, 3.61). He'll be opposed by Trenton lefty Matt Tracy (7-2, 3.1). Radio coverage begins at 12:45 p.m. with Tom Gauthier on WGIR 610 AM and www.nhfishercats.com.

 

The Fisher Cats return to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Thursday night to start a five-game series with the New Britain Rock Cats. The homestand includes two fireworks shows, a Friday night doubleheader, and a Sunday hat giveaway.


 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Keene pumpkin riot probe turns to technology inspired by Boston Marathon bombing

Riverside Speedway in Groveton on auction block Nov. 1

Former Monarch suspended from NHL after domestic violence arrest 58min

UNH research behind NFL crackdown on non-standard facemasks

Kings sign former Monarch to $20M extension

UNH's McDonnell seen as prospect to replace fired Buffalo coach

Republican candidate Scott Brown mobbed at UNH homecoming tailgate

Myrtle Beach Caddy Girls owner NH native Meghan Tarmey to be featured on ABCs Shark Tank

At Dartmouth, sidelines robot could be key to quickly diagnosing football concussions

Portland named best minor league baseball town in nation; Manchester #25

Hampton police: Motorist exposed himself to jogger

More than a decade in the making, motorsports-themed country club to open next September

Hampstead driver closing in on Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship

N.H. husband, wife coordinate, run Army 10-Miler Shadow Run

Seabrook's Charles Rosa steps up fighting game, signs with UFC

Nashua boxing pilot program for Hollis Brookline students this fall

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. driving fan experience initiatives, partners with Sporting Innovations

Undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas to take on Tilton's Jose Medina on October 24

UNH's Thompson takes leave of absence

Toronto Maple Leafs James van Riemsdyk still has plenty of room to grow after breakout season

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!