action:article | category:SPORTS0102 | adString:SPORTS0102 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » Baseball » Fisher Cats/EL

June 19. 2013 10:12PM

Fisher Cats drop second straight

Alex Dickerson hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs as the Altoona Curve won their second straight game over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 5-2, on Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona, Pa.

Dickeron’s homer came in the seventh off New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire (3-7), who took the loss. McGuire went six innings, allowing all five runs (one unearned) on four hits and one walk. He struck out six,

New Hampshire took a 2-0 lead. Kevin Pillar walked in the first, stole second and scored on a throwing error by Altoona third baseman Abalberto Santos. Adam Loewen hit a solo homer in the fourth to double the Fisher Cats’ lead.

Altoona got even in the bottom of the fourth. Mel Rojas led off with a double and scored on Gregory Palanco’s triple. Palanco scored on Dickerson’s sacrifice fly.

Dickerson’s homer in the seventh provided the winning runs for Altoona. The Curve tacked on another run as Jarek Cunningham tripled and scored on Charles Cutler’s single.

Altoona starter Eliecer Navarro went six innings, allowing two runs (one unearned) on four hits. He walked two and struck out five. Reliver Ethan Hollingworth (3-3) got the win for his two innings of scoreless ball. Luis Angel Sanz got the save with a clean ninth inning.

The teams finish the three-game series tonight at 7. Ryan Tepera (6-5) goes for the Fisher Cats. Casey Sadler (7-4) starts for Altoona.

Tuesday: Curve beat Fisher Cats in 10 innings

Adalberto Santos delivered a game-winning single in the 10th inning to lead Altoona to a 5-4 Eastern League victory against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Tuesday in Altoona, Pa.

It was the sixth straight win for the Curve (31-37) who bounced back from a three-run homer by New Hampshire’s Brian Van Kirk in the top of the ninth inning and a one-hour, 28-minute rain delay in the top of the 10th.

Altoona starter David Bromberg pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.

New Hampshire starter Marcus Walden was equally effective as he matched his career-high 7 2/3 innings. He departed after surrendering a two-run homer to Santos in the eighth, giving the Curve a 3-1 lead.

Van Kirk erased that deficit for New Hampshire (33-37) when, with Kevin Nolan (single) and Adam Loewen (walk) aboard, he launched a 1-2 pitch into the bleachers above the left field wall for his first homer of the season.

Altoona tied the game in the home ninth off reliever Dustin Antolin when Alex Dickerson doubled, moved to third on a fly out by Jarek Cunningham, and scored on a single by Andy Vazquez.

New Hampshire lead-off hitter Kevin Pillar collected three hits to raise his batting average to .321.

Kevin Kasparek (3-1) earned the win in relief for Altoona and Tyson Brummett (0-4) suffered the loss for the Fisher Cats.


 NH Sports Angle Ľ more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Itís show time in Chicago for Dartmouthís Hendricks

State sells Windham golf course site for $3.06M

Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

$14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus

Matt Bonner and brother bring rock show back to Redhook

GM: Twin State Speedway progressing with revival

Foot golf arrives on Seacoast

New Hampshire's Burns gets more than he could ever ask for

Pro runner's yoga class will raise money for clean Kenyan water

Menard wrecks as New Hampshire testing concludes

Lawyers try to bar Patriots from paying Hernandez $3.2M bonus

Pease Golf Course celebrates opening of lower nine holes

NFL rule could signal end of Justin Tuck signature facemask and that's a good thing according to UNH findings

NH man almost wins first $500k winner-takes-all open basketball tournament

Blue Jays move Dalton Pompey up to New Hampshire

Field set for 110th anniversary ĎClimb to the Clouds' car race

Contractors volunteer to complete renovations for 5th Annual Jericho ATV Festival

Dartmouth dismisses menís lacrosse coach

Jay Perrin looks to take his MMA career to the next level at Combat Zone 49

Dartmouth runner poised for long-term success on pro circuit

'Great Race' makes pit stop in Rochester

CHIP KELLY

Chip Kelly: Last practice not Fred Flintstone leaving work

Traffic jams expected with 30,000 fans at Epping dragway

Calgary Stampsí St. Pierre, complete with tattoos and plenty of brawn, not your typical NH wedding planner

Laconia man wins grueling 500-mile race in 9 days

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

   Ľ SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

   Ľ ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!