Fisher Cats in Harrisburg - 5-4 in 11 innings FridayApril 18, 2008 - Eastern League (EL) New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Trailing 1-0 in the fourth inning, New Hampshire 2B Scott Campbell (3-for-5, R) singled, Eric Nielsen (2-for-5, R) singled, and Kyle Phillips (1-for-4, R) singled, but Campbell was thrown out at the plate. After Jacob Butler (2-for-4 RBI) lined out to third, Hatch took Senators starting pitcher Ismael Ramirez over the wall in right field to make it 3-1 in favor of the Fisher Cats.
Justin Maxwell hit a two-run double off Fisher Cats starter Jean Machi in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the game at 3-3. Machi allowed 3 earned runs on three hits in five innings, walking five and striking out three.
New Hampshire moved back in front in the top of the sixth inning. Campbell and Nielsen again singled. Phillips moved them up with a sacrifice bunt. Butler lined a single off reliever Josh Perrault.
Harrisburg (10-5) scored an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game at 4-4. Jorge Padilla reached on an error. He was erased on a fielders choice groundout by Andrew Lefave, who then advanced to second on another error. Pinch-hitter Luke Montz singled home Lefave with the tying run.
In the bottom of the eleventh inning, William Bergolla led off with a walk off reliever Daryl Harang (1-2), the tenth free pass of the night issued by New Hampshire pitching (two were intentional, and the ten tied a franchise record). Roger Bernadina, Thursday's hero with a grand slam for Harrisburg, tripled to the wall in right field, scoring Bergolla with the winning run.
Steve Schmoll (1-0) retired all six Fisher Cats he faced in two innings of relief to earn the win.
The Fisher Cats (3-11) continue their seven-game roadtrip Saturday night with a 6:05pm game against Harrisburg. Left-hander A. J. Wideman (0-1, 2.25) starts for New Hampshire against right-hander Bobbie Brownlie (1-0, 3.00). Radio coverage begins at 5:45pm on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network with Bob Lipman.
New Hampshire returns to Merchantsauto.com Stadium to play Bowie, next Thursday, April 24, 2008. That game will be Indian Head Athletics Scholar Athlete Night.
NOTES: Tickets to the 2008 Northeast Delta Dental Eastern League All-Star Game on July 16 at Merchantsauto.com Stadium will go on sale Saturday morning. Tickets will be available, up to eight per order, via the team website, www.nhfishercats.com beginning at 8am. Fans may also purchase tickets beginning at 9:30am at the Merchantsauto.com Stadium ticket office, or by calling (603) 641-2005.
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