Portland takes first of two from NH Fisher Cats Saturday
Peter Hissey - Portland's leadoff hitter - collected a single in the bottom of the first, but the Sea Dogs were shut down the rest of the way. New Hampshire starting pitcher John Anderson (2-1) struck out eight and walked one in five innings. Reliever Gregory Infante didn't allow a baserunner in his two innings on the mound. He struck out three.
Jon Berti scored both New Hampshire runs. He singled, stole second, stole third and scored on a throwing error in the first. Berti made it 2-0 when he scored on Kevin Nolan's two-out single in the fifth. Nolan collected two of New Hampshire's five hits.
Brian Johnson pitched a three-hitter to help Portland win Saturday's first game, 5-2.Johnson allowed one earned run, struck out four and walked two. He improved his record to 8-2 and dropped his ERA to 2.51.
New Hampshire starting pitcher Radhames Liz allowed five runs (all earned) on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked one. Randy Boone tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.