Bo Bichette's Three Hits, Three Steals Lead NH to 1,000th Win
Manchester, N.H. - Led by Bo Bichette's three hits and three stolen bases, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) recorded the 1,000th regular season win in franchise history, 7-5 over the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Orioles) on Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
Bichette, the No. 9 prospect in baseball according to MLB.com, went 3-for-4 with three singles, three stolen bases, two RBIs and a walk. The 20-year-old now has four multi-hit games in the last six days, and leads the league with 20 stolen bases.
Jonathan Davis recorded his first four-hit game of the season, including a leadoff walk and three leadoff singles. Davis now has a .466 on-base percentage when batting at the start of an inning.
The Baysox started the game with three singles to load the bases, but Justin Dillon (W, 1-1) allowed just one run on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Mountcastle. Dillon finished after five innings, allowing only two earned runs (three unearned) on five hits with a walk and a strikeout.
The Fisher Cats turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead with Cavan Biggio's two-run double in the bottom of the first, and never surrendered the advantage. Bichette made it 3-1 with an RBI single in the third, and New Hampshire added four in the fourth to build a sizeable cushion.
After Aderlin Rodriguez hit a solo shot for Bowie to narrow the gap to 3-2 in the fourth, the Fisher Cats made it 7-2 with a two-run double from Jon Berti and RBI singles from Bichette and Max Pentecost in the bottom half.
Bowie crept back with three runs in the sixth, but the score stayed at 7-5 the rest of the way, thanks to scoreless relief pitching from Nick Hartman (H, 1), Travis Bergen (H, 1) and Jose Fernandez (S, 1).
After a 3-3 homestand, the Fisher Cats hit the road for their longest trip of the season, featuring three games against the Akron RubberDucks, Altoona Curve and Erie SeaWolves.
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