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Staff Report
April 21. 2018 10:41PM




Cavan Biggio, Connor Panas and Harold Ramirez homered to back a three-hit effort from Fisher Cats pitchers in New Hampshire's 6-2 win over the Reading Fightin Phils on Saturday night in Reading, Pa.

The teams face off today at 2:05 p.m. New Hampshire then visits Binghamton for three games agains the Rumble Ponies for returning home Friday to host the Trenton Thunder.

Biggio, whose father, Craig, is in the Baseball Hall of Fame, got things going for New Hampshire with a three-run homer in the top of the first off Reading starter and loser Elniery Garcia (0-1). With two out, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Max Pentcost singled, setting the table for Biggio, who took a 2-1 pitch out to right field.

Panas homered to right with one out in the second to extend the lead to 4-0. The Fisher Cats (10-4) chased Garcia with two more in the sixth as Juan Kelly led off with a single, followed by Ramirez, who hit the first pitch over the right-field fence for a 6-0 lead.

Sean Reid-Foley (3-0) turned in an effective start for New Hampshire, allowing three hits and one run in six innings to notch the win. Justin Shafer and Craig Breslow turned in scoreless innings in relief before Andrew Case allowed an unearned run in the ninth.

The ninth got a little hairy as two Bo Bichette errors (one throwing, one fielding) allowed a run, but Bichette started a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.

Reading (6-10) also scored in the sixth as Damek Tomscha's one-out single scored Emmanuel Marrero, who led off the inning with a single.

Biggio, Kelly and Ramirez all had two hits for New Hampshire.


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