Rock Cats' Vasquez blanks Fishers
Vasquez, who pitched in the major leagues for Detroit (2007) and Pittsburgh (2009), tossed a complete game and held the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to five hits in New Britain’s 4-0 victory.
Center fielder Dalton Pompey, catcher Derrick Chung, first baseman Mike McDade, third baseman Andy Burns and shortstop Kevin Nolan had New Hampshire’s hits. Three of the Fisher Cats’ five runners were erased on the base paths.
New Britain scored all four runs against New Hampshire starting pitcher Matt Boyd, who allowed eight hits in five innings. One of those hits was a solo home run by first baseman Kennys Vargas that made it 3-0 in the fourth. Boyd (0-3) struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
The Rock Cats scored a run in the first, one in the fourth and two in the fifth. The big blow in the fifth was Mike Kvasnicka’s bases-loaded double that scored two runs.