NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — New Hampshire Fisher Cats pitcher Robert Ray scattered five hits, all singles, and registered a season-high 10 strikeouts in a complete-game 6-0 shutout over the New Britain Rock Cats.
Ray (3-0) pitched his second complete game in three starts. He becomes the first Fisher Cats pitcher to ever win his first three Eastern League starts and recorded the first nine-inning complete game for a New Hampshire starter since Kurt Isenberg on May 8, 2007.
New Hampshire jumped out to a 1-0 lead after Scott Campbell led off the game with a double and scored on a J.P. Arencibia single.
The Fisher Cats blew open a 1-0 game in the top of the eighth. Aaron Matthews ripped a two-run single, scoring Ryan Klosterman and Campbell. Arencibia added an RBI single and Kyle Phillips belted a two-run double.
New Hampshire, 29-46, is at New Britain tonight.
Atlantic City 5, Nashua 4
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Adam Cox struck out 14 batters as the Surf downed the Nashua Pride 5-4.
Cox earned his third win of the year, going eight innings and giving up four runs on five hits and three walks.
Pride starter Hideki Nagasaka was given a no decision, tossing six innings and giving up four runs, only two of which were earned. Brad Thoma led the Surf attack, finishing the night 2-for-3 with a triple, homer, an RBI, and two runs, including the game winner.
Luis Rodriguez, Vinny Pennell and Jeremy Pickrel drove in runs for the Pride.
It took 14 innings, but the Lowell Spinners shaded the Oneonta Tigers 4-3, in the continuation of a game which was stopped after 12 innings Monday. Oneonta won the second game 4-1.
Leading off the top of the 14th inning, Will Middlebrooks reached on an error by the shortstop. After a Rafael Gill ground out, Middlebrooks made his way to second. Middlebrooks scored the winning run when Mike Gosse threw the ball away.
Michael Tomoleoni went three scoreless innings for the win out of the bullpen.
Jonathan Hee led the Spinners with two hits in the nightcap. Losing pitcher Yeiper Castillo went four innings, fanning five while giving up three earned runs. He only gave up two hits but walked five.
Lowell, 5-3, is at Oneonta again tonight.
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