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Fisher Cats walk off with win over Sea Dogs

The Fisher Cats gave up a three-run lead in the top of the ninth against the visiting Portland Sea Dogs, but came back with a run in the bottom of the ninth to claim a 5-4 win yesterday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

It was the third straight win for New Hampshire (20-21), which trailed 1-0 before John Tolisano (solo home run) and Ricardo Nanita (RBI double) put the home team on top, 2-1, in the fifth. The Fisher Cats added two more in the sixth against former Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard, who issued two of his five walks in the inning. New Hampshire drew a franchise record 13 walks for the game, including five from Ryan Schimpf, also a record.

Nanita started the game-winning rally with a single to start the ninth. He was replaced by pinch runner Amadeo Zazueta, who eventually scored on a sacrifice fly from Brad Glenn. Joel Carreno (2-1) got the win despite coughing up the lead in the ninth, wiping out a potential win for Deck McGuire, who pitched six strong innings with eight strikeouts in the start.

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