Josh Palacios’ RBI single drove in Vinny Capra to cap a three-run ninth-inning rally in the New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ 5-4 walk-off win over the Reading Fightin Phils on Wednesday night in Eastern League play at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester.
Trailing 4-2 entering the ninth, Ryan Hissey hit a two-run, two-out homer to tie it. Capra then walked, stole second and scored on Palacios’ hit.
New Hampshire took a 2-0 lead on RBI singles by Alberto Mineo in the first and Santiago Espinal in the third. Mickey Moniak tied it for Reading with a two-run homer in the sixth, and the visitors went ahead with two runs in the seventh.
Bryan Baker (1-0) got the win after an inning of perfect relief where he struck out the side. Addison Russ (0-1) blew the save and took the loss.
The Fisher Cats start a four-game series in Hartford tonight at 7:05.