Fisher Cats drop finale of road trip, 2-1 to Trenton
Deck McGuire worked six innings of four-hit ball and John Tolisano had an RBI single, but the Fisher Cats dropped the finale of the seven-game road trip to the Trenton Thunder, 2-1, yesterday.
The Fisher Cats (12-16) opened a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Kevin Pillar tripled and scored on a single by Tolisano. But New Hampshire would be held hitless for the remainder of the game.
Trenton (15-12) erased the early deficit by putting together three consecutive two-out hits against McGuire (1-3) in the bottom of the fifth. Casey Stevenson singled ahead of back-to-back doubles by Nick McCoy and Ramon Flores to give the Thunder a 2-1 lead.
McGuire allowed two runs on the four hits while walking one and striking out six. Tommy Hottovy worked two scoreless innings, getting out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the bottom of the eighth without allowing a run.
The Fisher Cats return home tonight to face the Reading Fightin Phils at 6:35. RHP Tyson Brummett (0-2, 5.00) pitches for New Hampshire against RHP DavidBuchanan (1-3, 4.91).