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Fisher Cats struggle in the clutch in 4-2 loss to Rock Cats

The Fisher Cats went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 runners in a 4-2 loss to the Rock Cats in New Britain last night.

New Hampshire (12-14) got both of its runs on sacrifice flies, from A.J. Jimenez to tie the game at 1-1 in the sixth inning and from Brad Glenn to make it 4-2 in the eighth.

In its last five games, all decided by two runs or less, New Hampshire is just 3-for-38 (.079) with runners in scoring position.

New Britain (8-17) scored all of its runs off New Hampshire starter Casey Lawrence in his six innings of work. Nate Hanson hit a solo homer in the first, former Fisher Cat Kenny Wilson had a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth, and Kennys Vargas followed with a two-run homer.

Lawrence (2-2) allowed six hits and no walks while striking out one.

The series continues today at 6:35 p.m. as New Hampshire’s Aaron Sanchez looks for his second Double-A victory. He’ll be opposed by New Britain lefty Pat Dean.

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