C’s Alumni Update – Harris & Berti Put Fisher Cats One Win Away From Eastern League Title

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Jon Harris delivered a solid 6-1/3 innings to help New Hampshire defeat Akron Wednesday.


cs_alumni_update_new_logoThe New Hampshire Fisher Cats are heading home with a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern League final. The Fisher Cats knocked off the Akron RubberDucks 6-1 in Game 2 at Canal Park Wednesday night.

The RubberDucks responded first with a run in the first inning when Tyler Krieger lifted a sacrifice fly that scored an Ernie Clement leadoff double off 2015 Vancouver Canadians righthander Jon Harris.

The Fisher Cats fought back with three runs in the third inning. Gunnar Heidt (2014-2015) and Forrest Wall singled off Kyle Dowdy with Heidt going first to third and Wall advancing to second on the throw from center field. Jon Berti (2011) singled up the middle to plate Heidt and Wall to put New Hampshire ahead.

Berti would eventually score on an RBI groundout from Cavan Biggio (2016). A Josh Palacios (2016) fielder’s choice scored a Harold Ramirez walk in the sixth off Dowdy to make it 4-1 New Hampshire. Two more runs came in the eighth on a Santiago Espinal single to scored a Biggio walk  before Palacios scored on a wild pitch by Argenis Argulo. Heidt, Wall and Bo Bichette led the Fisher Cats with two hits apiece. Biggio and Palacios had a hit and a walk. Connor Panas (2015) took one for the team after Ramirez was ejected from the game in the seventh.

Harris limited Akron to one run on five hits over 6-1/3 innings. The 2015 first rounder struck out seven with a groundout toal of six. Jackson McClelland (2015-2016) gave up a hit but struck out one. Kyle Snead got the next four outs before Corey Copping struck out the side in the ninth. The four Fisher Cats hurlers posted a strikeout-walk ratio of
11-0.

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