Portland Sea Dogs catch Fisher Cats

PORTLAND, Maine – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats saw an early four-run advantage wither away in a 5-4 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday night at Hadlock Field.

The Fisher Cats jumped in front in the first. Dalton Pompey singled in his return to New Hampshire and Bo Bichette walked then Cavan Biggio delivered a run with a single. Max Pentecost homered two batters later to make it 4-0.

Portland’s first run came across in the bottom of the second inning. Tate Matheny singled and eventually scored on a single by Jhon Nunez to make it 4-1.

Michael Chavis, Baseball America’s second ranked Red Sox prospect, pulled the Sea Dogs to within 4-3 with a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning after Jeremy Rivera reached on a bunt single.

Portland took the lead for the first time in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the bases loaded, Danny Mars scored on a passed ball. Chavis scored on a sacrifice fly by Tate Matheny to make it 5-4.

Dedgar Jimenez worked the first six innings for Portland. Travis Lakins (W, 2-2), Josh Taylor and Jordan Weems finished it up.

New Hampshire reliever Kirby Snead (2-3) took the loss.

Harold Ramirez logged his second consecutive three-hit performance for the Fisher Cats.

The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats meet again on Friday at 7 p.m. Lefty Tayler Saucedo will go for New Hampshire while Teddy Stankiewicz is scheduled to start for Portland.

The Fisher Cats return home Monday to open a series with the Trenton Thunder.