Biggio wins it with walk-off home run

CAVAN BIGGIO

Cavan Biggio’s solo homer with two outs in the ninth, his second of the game, led the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a come-from-behind 7-6 win over the Altoona Curve Thursday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Biggio went 3-for-4, drove in three runs and scored four times. He has 26 homers and 88 RBIs on the season.

The Fisher Cats trailed 6-3 in the eighth and scored three times to tie it. Max Pentecost doubled home Biggio and Bo Bichette to make it a one-run game, and Jon Berti reached on an error to score Pentecost to tie it up.

Travis Bergen (3-1) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth and earned the win.

Altoona’s Tyler Gaffney staked the Curve to a 3-0 lead with a second-inning three-run homer. Jin-De Jhang upped the lead to 4-0 with an RBI double in the second, scoring Ke’Bryan Hayes.

Biggio’s first homer, a two-run shot to right field in the third, halved New Hampshire’s deficit. It was his 25th bomb of the season.

Altoona’s Cole Tucker singled home Jordan George in the fourth to make it 5-2, and the Fisher Cats got the run back in the sixth on Santiago Espinal’s sacrifice fly, scoring Biggio. Altoona restored the three-run lead in the seventh with a Bryan Reynolds sacrifice fly, scoring Cole Tucker.

New Hampshire’s T.J. Zeuch started and struggled, allowing five runs, four of them earned, in his four innings of work. He allowed six hits and walked one, fanning three.

Reliever Tate Scioneaux (2-3) took the loss after blowing the save in the eighth.

The Fisher Cats begin a five-game road trip tonight with a three-game series against the second-place Thunder in Trenton, N.J.