Fisher Cats win game one, 2-0; Game 2 suspended in third inning
MANCHESTER – The Fisher Cats took one game of their doubleheader against New Britain on Monday night, 2-0, but Mother Nature took the second with a torrential downpour in the top of the third inning. The Fisher Cats grabbed the opener 2-0, and will resume game two on Tuesday night trailing by the same score in the top of the third.
Radhames Liz (W; 2-1) was the story of game one as the right-hander tossed his first complete game in a Fisher Cats uniform this season. He held the Rock Cats to just two hits, but faced only one above the minimum in seven strong innings. He struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter to win his second game for New Hampshire.
The offense in game one came in the first inning when Jon Berti doubled to left. With two outs, Mike McDade brought him with a double of his own to give Liz and the Fisher Cats a 1-0 lead.
In the fourth inning, Michael Crouse put the game out of reach with a solo home run to left field to push the margin to 2-0.
In the nightcap, John Anderson allowed a pair of runs in the top of the first before striking out the side in the second. The Fisher Cats managed just two hits against New Britain righty Adrian Salcedo in their first two at-bats.
Heading into the top of the third, heavy rain forced the game into a rain delay and the eventual suspension.
The contest will be continued on Tuesday night at 6:05 p.m. and will be played to its seven-inning conclusion. The regularly scheduled game will be truncated to seven innings per Minor League Baseball rules.
Pitching match-ups for the continued game are not yet known. Game two is scheduled to feature left-hander Daniel Norris for the Fisher Cats against New Britain righty Tyler Duffey.