MiLB Recap – Herd Bats awaken, Cats win late

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Mandatory Credit:

New Hampshire Fisher Cats @ Trenton Thunder (Win 5-1)

Austin Bibens-Dirkx had a phenomenal game as he pitched 7 strong innings and only allowed 1 run while striking out 8.  With Dirkx dealing the Cats were not able to get things going against the Thunder early.  Dirkx stellar performance gave the Cats enough time to get the bats going as they finally broke through in the late innings.  In the top of the 7th the Cats broke out for 2 runs.  Dirkx came on in the bottom of the inning and kept the same pace that he had all game with another shut down inning.  The Cats would score a run in each of the last 2 innings while Cory Burns would record a 2 inning save.

Four Cat hitters had multi hit games.  Roemon Field went 2-5 with an RBI Triple.  Dwight Smith Jr. went 2-4 with an RBI.  Jack Murphy also went 2-4 with a run scored.  Shane Opitz would round it out with a 2-4 performance with 2 runs scored and an RBI.  The late surge by the Fisher Cats was the difference in this one.  Dirkx records the win and puts a bow on one of the best performances of his season.

Line of the game

Austin Bibens-Dirkx 7 IP, 5 hits, 1 run, and 8 strikeouts

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