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Heidt homers, Fisher Cats take series from Portland


Monitor staff
Sunday, July 16, 2017

MANCHESTER –Gunnar Heidt homered and drove in four runs and Sean Reid-Foley picked up his sixth win as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats topped the Portland Sea Dogs, 10-3, on Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Reid-Foley (6-7) allowed only four hits in his six innings, walking two and striking out three as the Fisher Cats took the five-game series from Portland. Carlos Ramirez and Justin Shafer tossed shutout relief for New Hampshire (37-56).

The Fisher Cats took advantage of wildness by Portland starter Henry Owens (1-2) to score in the bottom of the first inning. Jonathan Davis walked to start the game and Richard Urena followed with a single. Danny Jansen knocked in a run with a single. Ryan McBroom was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Tim Lopes walked. Gunnar Heidt's double made it 4-0.

The Fisher Cats tacked on three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Derrick Loveless delivered a two-run single and Jonathan Davis knocked in a run with his first hit of the game.

Portland's Michael Chavis homered to make it 7-3 in the top of the sixth inning.

Heidt's home run, his 11th, highlighted a three-run seventh inning which also included a double by Loveless and an RBI single by Urena as the Fisher Cats opened up a 10-3 lead.

The homestand continues on Monday night with the Fisher Cats taking on the Reading Fightin Phils at 7:05 p.m.