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Fisher Cats' Harris stymies Sea Dogs

Staff report
July 15. 2018 9:26PM

Jon Harris on Sunday showed why Toronto drafted him in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft.

Harris, a right-hander, pitched seven innings of one-run ball, lifting the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 3-1 win over the Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine. The victory enabled New Hampshire to split the four-game series and tie Trenton for first place in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division heading into a home series against the Thunder. The teams play three games — four, really, counting Tuesday’s completion of a suspended game — starting tonight (7:05 p.m.) against the Thunder.

Harris (7-3) allowed three hits, walking two and fanning seven. He retired the final 16 batters he faced. His only mistake was a second-inning homer by Deiner Lopez, which gave the hosts a 1-0 lead.

New Hampshire tied it on a delayed double steal in the top of the fifth inning. Andrew Guillotte doubled, then moved to third when Gunnar Heidt reached on an error. Guillotte stole home to tie the game.

The Fisher Cats moved ahead in the sixth when Cavan Biggio tripled home Eduard Pinto, who had reached on a bunt single. They added an insurance run in the seventh on Heidt’s RBI double, scoring Guillotte (single) from first.

Danny Young pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth, allowing one hit, for his second save.

Bichette 1-for-3 at Futures Game

New Hampshire’s Bo Bichette singled in three at-bats for the U.S. team in its 10-6 victory over the World team in the All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park in Washington.