No-Hit Harris, Big Fly Bo Lead 'Cats to Win in Akron
AKRON, OH - Jon Harris delivered six no-hit innings and Bo Bichette homered to lead the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays) to a 6-1 in over the Akron RubberDucks (Indians) Tuesday night at Canal Park.
Bichette's fifth home run of the season broke a scoreless tie in the fourth. After Jon Berti was hit by a pitch, the 20-year-old launched a no-doubter beyond the left field wall to make it 2-0 New Hampshire.
The 'Cats added on with four in the fifth. A bases loaded triple from Berti scored three and Bichette followed with a sacrifice fly to put the Fisher Cats up 6-0.
Harris was electric in what was arguably his best outing of his Double-A career. The Fisher Cats starter went six no-hit innings and retired the final 17 batters in a row to improve to 4-3 on the year.
Akron tallied just one hit - a seventh inning double by Joe Sever - and plated a run after a groundout moved Sever to third and a wild pitch brought him home, but that would be all for the RubberDucks as the 'Cats triumphed 6-1.
One hit is a season-low for the Fisher Cats pitching staff, while Berti and Bichette paced the offense with three RBI apiece. Brayden Bouchey and Andrew Case each logged a scoreless inning of relief.
The series continues tomorrow night at Canal Park. RHP Jordan Romano (8-1, 2.81 ERA) gets the ball for New Hampshire as he seeks his tenth overall win of the season while RHP Aaron Civale (2-1, 2.23 ERA) will go for Akron. Coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. with the Fisher Cats Pregame Show and continues with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. on the WGIR Fisher Cats Radio Network.
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