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The Cap on Wednesday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  May 23, 2013 08:24 AM

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New Hampshire – 4
Portland – 5
WP: Ruiz (1-1)
LP: Antolin (0-1)
HR: POR-Vazquez (3)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Fisher Cats tied the game at three in the top of the seventh, but Portland (26-18) pulled this one out in the bottom of the tenth when Christian Vazquez tripled and Heiker Meneses drove him home two batters later. Vazquez (4-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs, stolen base) was a single away from the cycle after clubbing two doubles, the triple and a home run. … Sea Dogs starter Matt Barnes did not factor into the decision for his third straight time out. He allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs in 5 innings, striking out 5 in the process. … Portland was 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts. …Former Sea Dogs and current Fisher Cat reliever Tommy Hottovy threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings. … New Hampshire slugged 6 doubles in the game with Kevin Nolan and Sean Ochinko each collecting 2.

Greenville – 3
Hickory – 3
HIGHLIGHTS: Game suspended with the bases loaded and two outs in the top half of the third inning. The game will be completed when Hickory travels to Greenville in July.

Winston-Salem – POSTPONED
Salem -
HIGHLIGHTS: Game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday.

New England teams

Binghamton - 8
New Britain – 3
WP: Goeddel (4-2)
LP: Meyer (2-2)
HIGHLIGHTS: A four-run fourth by the BMets doomed the Rock Cats (21-25) in this one. … Starter Alex Meyer needed 106 pitches to get through 6 2/3 innings. He struck out 7 and allowed 3 earned runs in picking up the loss. He also allowed 3 walks which is the fourth time in his last five games that he has allowed 3 or more free passes. …Daniel Ortiz (3-for-4, run) hit two more doubles, bringing his season total to an Eastern League best 16. The outfielder is batting .351 over his last ten games.

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