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New Hampshire Fisher Cats shortstop Kevin Nolan moves to field a groundball hit by a Harrisburg Senators batter during the third inning of their game Monday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. Nolan threw him out at first. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)

Fishers finish win, then lose scheduled game

The Harrisburg Senators built a 5-0 lead and then held on late to defeat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5-3 in front of 5,228 fans at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Monday night.

Earlier in the evening, the Fisher Cats completed a 9-7 win over Harrisburg, resuming a game that was suspended in the 12th inning on July 27. The teams meet tonight at 6:35.

Felipe Rivero pitched six scoreless innings for the Senators in the 5-3 win and third baseman Matt Skole went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs.

New Hampshire (64-71) tried to climb back into the game in the seventh, scoring three runs.

Andy Burns led off with a double off relief pitcher Derek Self and Brad Glenn moved Burns over with a flyout. Sean Ochinko reached on an error, which also scored Burns. Kevin Nolan flied out, but Michael Crouse hit a two-run home run to make it 5-3, but that was as close as New Hampshire would get.

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As for the resumed game, Scott Gracey was on the mound with one out, Adrian Sanchez on second base and one Harrisburg run home when the game was stopped in the 12th last month.

Richard Bleir began on the mound Monday when the game resumed and quickly got the final two outs to complete the win.

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The Eastern League announced Monday that Fisher Cats right-handed pitcher Michael Lee was named the league Player of the Week. Lee allowed one run on eight hits in 14 innings of work over two starts.

He also walked four and struck out 11.


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