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B-Mets defeat New Hampshire 7-5, Fisher Cats drop to 0-7 at NYSEG Stadium

July 24, 2006 - Eastern League (EL) - New Hampshire Fisher Cats News Release

Binghamton, NY - The Binghamton Mets (51-49) defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (45-57) 7-5 Monday night at NYSEG Stadium in front of 4,677.

New Hampshire got off to a good start as center fielder Dustin Majewski hit a leadoff home run against Michael Devaney (2-0) to give the Fisher Cats a 1-0 lead. Binghamton responded immediately in the bottom half of the first inning, scoring two runs off of Jesse Litsch (1-3). First baseman Michel Abreu had an RBI double and center fielder Carlos Gomez had an RBI single in the inning to give Binghamton a 2-1 lead.

The Mets extended their lead to 5-1 in the third thanks to a two-run triple by Gomez and a sacrifice fly from right fielder Ambiorix Concepcion against Litsch, who allowed six runs on 12 hits and two walks in five innings pitched.

The Fisher Cats chipped away at the lead as left fielder Adam Lind led off the top of the fourth with his league-leading 19th home run of the season to make it 5-2. Later in the inning, designated hitter Danny Solano delivered an RBI single to make it 5-3. New Hampshire got within 5-4 in the fifth thanks to an RBI fielder's choice by right fielder David Smith, scoring catcher Curtis Thigpen, who doubled leading off the inning. Devaney was pulled after five having allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings pitched. He also struck out 10.

The B-Mets added a run in the fifth on an RBI single by shortstop Corey Ragsdale and they made it 7-4 in the seventh when Ragsdale homered against Danny Hill.

Four Binghamton relievers combined to throw an inning a piece to hold New Hampshire at bay. Despite allowing a run on an RBI double by Thigpen in the ninth, Henry Owens picked up his 14th save of the season.

The teams battle again Tuesday night at 7:00 PM as right-hander Mike MacDonald (8-6, 3.93) goes for the Fisher Cats against Binghamton right-hander Miguel Perez (4-4, 4.37). New Hampshire returns home to Merchantsauto.com Stadium for a four game series with the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins) beginning on Thursday at 6:35 PM. For tickets or information, call (603) 641-2005 or visit nhfishercats.com.


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