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Extra inning struggles continue in loss to Bowie

New Hampshire falls on walk-off homer in 11 innings
(Susan McGowan)
September 5, 2023

BOWIE, M.D — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, continued their extra inning struggles with an 8-5 loss to Bowie in 11 innings on Tuesday night at Prince George’s Stadium. After New Hampshire (24-31, 59-64) failed to score in the 10th and 11th,

BOWIE, M.D — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, continued their extra inning struggles with an 8-5 loss to Bowie in 11 innings on Tuesday night at Prince George’s Stadium.

After New Hampshire (24-31, 59-64) failed to score in the 10th and 11th, Bowie (31-27, 62-65) put the winning runs on second and third with one out. Billy Cook reached base for a fifth time in the game by smacking a walk-off three-run homer off Joe Jones (2-2).

The Fisher Cats are now 1-11 in extra-inning games this season.

Riley Tirotta opened the scoring in the third and homered for a second straight game with an opposite-field solo shot to right, his seventh Double-A homer. Tirotta collected a game-high three hits on the night and is 7-for-14 in the month of September with four extra base hits, two home runs and seven RBI.

After the Baysox took a 4-1 lead heading into the sixth, Rainer Nunez tied it with a bases clearing double to right-center with two outs. Nunez has driven in three RBI in two of his last three games.

In the seventh, New Hampshire took the lead 5-4 after a throwing error by Bowie shortstop Gilbert Lara on a Tirotta single, allowing Michael Turconi to score.

The Baysox tied the game in the eighth on a sac-fly from Anthony Servideo.

Starting right-hander Michael Dominguez threw four innings and allowed three runs on two hits, three walks and three strikeouts in a no-decision. Out of the bullpen, Adrian Hernandez pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh with three strikeouts while Juan Nunez recorded the final out of the ninth and pitched a scoreless 10th to keep the game tied.

The Fisher Cats continue the second half of their 12-game road trip against the Bowie Baysox tomorrow at 6:35 pm. RHP CJ Van Eyk (0-0, 6.00 ERA) will get the start for New Hampshire against RHP Peter Van Loon (2-6, 5.70 ERA) for Bowie.

The final home stand of the regular season for the Fisher Cats begins on Tuesday, September 12 against the Somerset Patriots. Promotions for the week include 2000s Night Thursday, presented by NH Healthy Families and postgame Atlas Fireworks, Copa de la Diversion night Friday, Rock N’ Roll Night Saturday with a mystery bobblehead giveaway, presented by Delta Dental, and Fan Appreciation Day Sunday with Kids Run the Bases Postgame, sponsored by the N-H Liquor Commission Division of Enforcement.

Tickets are available at NHFisherCats.com, via email at [email protected], over the phone at (603) 641-2005, or in-person at the Fisher Cats box office at 1 Line Drive in Manchester.