Vancouver Canadians Tayler Saucedo

Tayler Saucedo earned the victory for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Game 2 of their Eastern League playoff against Trenton Thursday.

cs_alumni_update_new_logoThe New Hampshire Fisher Cats held serve in its best-of-five Eastern League playoff series against the Trenton thanks to the efforts of two former Vancouver Canadians. The Fisher Cats rolled the Thunder 10-4 at Northeast Delta Dental Care Stadium to grab a 2-0 series lead in the best of five. The series shifts to Trenton Friday where the Fisher Cats have three chances to advance to the Eastern League final.

Vancouver Canadians Max Pentecost

Max Pentecost put New Hampshire ahead for good with a home run in his first at-bat Thursday.

2014 C’s catcher Max Pentecost put one over the right field wall to give New Hampshire a 3-0 lead in the first.

2016 second baseman Cavan Biggio knocked home a single by 2014-2015 infielder Gunnar Heidt as part of a two-run second inning and Josh Palacios delivered the final blow with a three-run triple in the eighth.

Pentecost and Palacios reached base twice with a walk and a hit by pitch respectively. Biggio had two walks along with his base hit and picked up a stolen base.

The winning pitcher was 2015 Vancouver lefthander Tayler Saucedo as he stranded an inherited runner for Hector Perez and tossed 3-2/3 shutout innings with just one hit and one walk allowed. Saucedo struck out three and recorded four groundball outs. 2016 righthander Zach Jackson got the first out of the eighth inning but left a hit and a walk for Danny Young but the 2015 lefty stranded those runners. Young would give up a run on two hits but he struck out one over the final 1-2/3 innings for the save.

The news was not as good for the Lansing Lugnuts as their season came to an end. They lost 4-3 to the Bowling Green Hot Rods to drop their Midwest League playoff series two games to nothing.

2018 C’s shortstop Vinny Capra drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single in the top of the second inning. The Lugnuts would not score again until the ninth when Ryan Noda lifted a sacrifice fly to score a single from 2017 C’s second baseman Samad Taylor. A Brandon Grudzielanek base hit scored another single from 2017 outfielder Norberto Obeso but the Lansing rally came up a run short.

2017 righthander Graham Spraker suffered the loss despite pitching seven innings of three-run ball, scattering six hits and a walk while striking out three. Fellow 2017 reliever Brayden Bouchey was tagged with an unearned run in the eighth.


cs-tweetRowdy Tellez continues to hit up a storm, Nate Pearson returned to the mound for the first time in over four months and even more observations and videos about the New Hampshire Fisher Cats playoff series in Trenton come your way in the latest edition of C-Tweets.


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