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Fisher Cats set single-season home run record

Zac Cook. Promotional Photo/Kristin Basnett

Manchester, NH – Zac Cook gave New Hampshire its season-high 145th home run Tuesday night at Delta Dental Stadium, but the Fisher Cats (21-31, 52-69) lost a 9-7 game to start their one-legged streak. week with the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox, 31-21, 61-60).

With the Fisher Cats trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth, Phil Clarke singled to set up Zac Cook, who fired a two-point shot on the video board in right-center field and gave away in New Hampshire a one-point lead. .

Cook’s home run was his 14th of the season and the Fisher Cats’ 145th, the most in a single season in team history. The previous record was 144 by the 2007 team. Orelvis Martinez leads the 2022 Fisher Cats in home runs with a record 28, and four players have 10 or more long balls.

Eight of New Hampshire’s nine players had hits on Tuesday, led by Phil Clarke, who was 2-for-4 with an RBI walk.

After Cook’s home run, the Fisher Cats briefly extended their lead to 7-5 when Clarke drew a goal-laden walk late in the seventh.

Early in the game, New Hampshire’s score came in steady doses. Zach Britton kicked things off with a brace late in the first to drive Davis Schneider in and make it 3-1.

Schneider went 1-for-4 and extended his on-base streak to 17 games, tied for second-longest by a Fisher Cat this season. In that streak, Schneider is batting .353 with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs.

The Fisher Cats scored a run in the third, fourth and fifth to shoot within a run, 5-4. Cook made his first run of the night with a sacrifice fly, and Orelvis Martinez and Will Robertson each added RBI singles.

Where New Hampshire brought consistent runs, Portland brought big hits. The Sea Dogs scored three goals in the top of the first and four more in the top of the eighth to take a 9-7 lead. Portland’s top four in order was a combined 8-for-16 with six RBIs, led by center fielder Wilyer Abreu (3-for-4, three-run, RBI).

The Fisher Cats continue their six-game series against the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox) tomorrow August 31 with a first pitch at 7:05 p.m.