Fisher Cats fall to Erie, 3-2
Ramon Cabrera singled home Dixon Machado in the 13th inning to lead host Erie past New Hampshire 3-2 in an Eastern League contest Thursday at Jerry Uht Park. Machado singled to open the frame and, as he was stealing second, Cabrera singled to center for the game-winning walk-off hit.
Dustin Antolin (L, 4-5) suffered the mound loss.
Erie grabbed a 1-0 second inning lead, taking advantage of an error. Steven Moya opened the inning by reaching on a fielding error by New Hampshire second baseman Andy Fermin. Dean Green singled Moya to third and Aaron Westlake drove him home with a sacrifice fly.
New Hampshire took a 2-1 fourth inning lead behind three hits. Andy Burns started the inning with a single and scampered to third base on a single by Cory Aldridge. One out later, Michael Crouse doubled to left, scoring both Burns and Aldridge.
New Hampshire starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched six innings and allowed three hits and one run which was unearned. He walked one and fanned five on 92 pitches, 62 for strikes.
He was in line for the mound win until the seventh inning when New Hampshire releiver Mickey Storey gave up a solo homer to Westlake with one out. It was Westlake’s 11th homer of the season. Jorge Flores, batting .293, led New Hampshire’s 10-hit attack with three hits. Burns had two hits. New Hampshire remains on the road to play Akron at 7 p.m.