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July 24. 2013 10:46PM

Wildness dooms Fisher Cats in loss to Harrisburg

Reliever Scott Gracey lost his control just when it looked like New Hampshire had gained the momentum.

Three straight two-out walks by Gracey in the 10th inning pushed across the winning run to lead Harrisburg past the Fisher Cats, 3-2, in an Eastern League encounter Wednesday at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Harrisburg (57-48), which pulled out a 6-5 win on Tuesday, ended up taking two of the three games against New Hampshire this week. The Senators are the Western Division leaders. New Hampshire, which lost its fourth game in its last 15, falls to 52-50. The Fisher Cats are in sole possession of second place in the Eastern Division, a half-game ahead of third-place Trenton.

New Hampshire opens a four-game series against Altoona today in Manchester at 7:05 p.m.

In the 10th inning, Gracey (3-1) fanned the first two batters before Jeff Howell tripled to right. Then walks to Brian Goodwin, Jose Lozada and Steven Souza pushed Howell across the plate for the winning run.

Matt Grace notched the save and Neil Holland (1-3) was credited with the win.

New Hampshire rallied to tie the game with a two-out mini spurt in the ninth inning against reliever Aaron Barrett. Gabe Jacobo singled to left and scored on a clutch double from Ryan Schimpf. It was his 17th double of the season.

The Fisher Cats led 1-0 in the second inning. Nashua native Kevin Nolan reached on a fielding error by center fielder Goodwin, ending up on third base. He quickly scored on a single to right by Jacobo, who had three hits in the game.

Harrisburg made it 2-1 in the fourth inning on Goodwin’s eighth homer of the season to lead off the frame.

The Senators tied the game in the fifth inning. Rick Hague singled to center and, with Destin Hood batting, a passed ball advanced Hague into scoring position at second base. Hood delivered an RBI single to right to knot the game until the home ninth.

New Hampshire starter Marcus Stroman pitched 6-2/3-innings, allowing five hits and both runs. He walked two and fanned 11 batters, lowering his ERA to 2.99.

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