The New Hampshire Fisher Cats kicked off the second half of the Eastern League season Wednesday night with a 3-2 loss in 10 innings to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
Binghamton scored two runs on Patrick Mazeika’s two-run single in the 10th inning Wednesday to win. The Fisher Cats got one back in the bottom of the inning on Vinny Capra’s RBI single.
Logan Warmoth put New Hampshire on the board in the fourth with a sacrifice fly, scoring Nash Knight. Binghamton’s Barrett Barnes’ sacrifice fly in the sixth, scoring Braxton Lee, tied the game.
Dany Jimenez (1-1) took the loss for New Hampshire, allowing three runs, only one earned, and two hits in 1 2/3 innings. Starter Zach Logue went a stellar seven innings, allowing five hits and one run.
Matt Blackham (4-1) earned the win with two-innings of scoreless relief.
The Fisher Cats and Rumble Ponies finish their three-game series Thursday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium at 6:35.
The Eastern League went to a split-season format this year. New Hampshire finished the first half 31-36, in fifth place in the Eastern Division.
The Trenton Thunder won the Eastern Division title for the first half of the season, and the Harrisburg Senators won the Western Division crown. Those teams will play the second-half division winners in the league playoffs in September.