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Fisher Cats split doubleheader with Thunder

Former major leaguer Shawn Hill pitched a three-hitter but was outdueled by a pair of Trenton pitchers as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost the second game of a doubleheader, 2-1, last night. The Fisher Cats rallied to win the first game, 4-3.

Hill, who has pitched just one game in the majors since 2010, walked one and struck out two. Jeremy Bleich (six innings, one run) and Branden Pinder (one scoreless inning) combined to three-hit the Fisher Cats.

Mike Crouse provided New Hampshire’s only run in the nightcap with a solo homer in the second inning, but Trenton went ahead for good with two in the fifth.

In the opener, Andy Burns and Brad Glenn hit solo homers and the Fisher Cats erased a 2-0 lead with a run in the third and three in the fourth. A.J. Jimenez broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run single.

Matt Boyd made his Double-A debut and allowed two runs and five hits in four innings. Scott Copeland was the winning pitcher, giving up a run in 1.1 inning, and Tony Davis earned his first save with 1.2 innings of scoreless work.

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