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June 23, 2013

Fisher Cats battle back for 4-1 win

HARRISBURG — Sean Nolin matched a career-best by working seven innings, allowing one run, and the Fisher Cats scored three times in the top of the eighth inning en route to a 4-1 win in Harrisburg last night.

Trailing 1-0 entering the eighth, Brian Van Kirk lead off with a single and Adam Loewen walked. Brad Glenn doubled Van Kirk home to tie the game. A. J. Jimenez followed with an infield single to put the Fisher Cats up for the first time. A Clint Robinson single made it 3-1.

Nolin (4-2) allowed a first inning home run to Harrisburg’s Steven Souza Junior, but allowed only three singles the rest of the way. He did not walk a batter and struck out seven.

Randy Boone worked around two walks in the eighth inning and completed the two-frame save with a perfect ninth as the Fisher Cats (34-40) snapped a four-game losing streak.

Spinners’ pitching wilts

LOWELL. – After 20 consecutive scoreless innings from Lowell Spinners’ starting pitchers to start the season, the Tri-City ValleyCats were able to solve the riddle, scoring four times against starter Ty Buttrey, handing the Spinners a 6-3 defeat in front of 5,238 fans Saturday night at LeLacheur Park.

Tri-City (5-1) finally broke through against Buttrey in the top of the second inning and took a 2-0 lead.

Lowell (3-2) got a run back in the bottom half of the inning. Kendrick Perkins led off the inning with a single and promptly stole second. Reed Gragnani followed with a single to left, advancing Perkins to third, and a fielder’s choice from Carlos Asuaje brought home Perkins to cut the lead in half.

After the ValleyCats tacked on a run in the fifth on a leadoff home run by Conrad Gregor, the Spinners pulled back within three on a home run by Kevin Mager to lead off the sixth.

Buttrey (0-1, 10.80), whose scoreless first inning extended the Spinners starting pitcher scoreless streak to 21 innings, struggled in his New York-Penn League debut. He allowed four runs on four hits, walking four without striking out a batter.

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