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By Patrick Cavanaugh
The 2011 Granite State Baseball Dinner was held Saturday evening at the Radisson Hotel. The headliners of the event include: “Oil Can” Boyd , New Hampshire native Jeff Locke,
and even two-time World Series Champ Chris Carpenter.
“It’s great to see all of these fans come out and support a great cause,” said Locke.
The festivities kicked off with an autograph session with the honored guests. The session was followed by the opening ceremonies and then by dinner. There was then a live auction, followed by the closing ceremonies.
It was an overall great time at the Baseball Dinner and the funds from the dinner go to a great cause (Fisher Cats Foundation).
New Hampshire Fisher Cats getting ready to celebrate after clinching second-ever Eastern League title
by Joshua Kummins
RICHMOND, Va. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (TOR) won the Double-A Eastern League championship last night with a 4-3 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels (SF) in Game 4 of the series at The Diamond.
The victory clinched New Hampshire’s first E.L. title since their inaugural season in 2004 as the series was clinched by a 3-1 count.
“When you get a group of guys like this, they’re almost unforgettable,” Fisher Cats manager Sal Fasano told Kevin Gray of the New Hampshire Union-Leader. “If anything, this team has a lot of good memories and some hardware to remember it with (championship) rings.”
Center fielder Anthony Gose scored the winning run on a Moises Sierra single in the top of the ninth inning, while Clint Everts earned his first win after striking out both batters he faced in the bottom of the eighth with two runners on and just one out.
Third baseman Kevin Howard earned Most Valuable Player honors with a home run in last night’s game. He went 6-for-15 in the Richmond series with five RBI in the four games.
Richmond won the series opener in Manchester by a 10-9 score on Tuesday, before New Hampshire rattled off three straight, including a 7-5 win in Game 2 of the series on Wednesday at home.
Now that the Fisher Cats have locked up their second league title, the celebration can officially begin and they will do just that tomorrow night!
Immediately following the game, the team announced that a celebration will be held tomorrow night (Monday, September 19) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Adams Bar and Grille inside Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
Fasano will be on hand for the celebration and attendees will also be able to take their photo with the championship trophy. Everyone is invited to join in on all the fun with mascots Fungo & Slider, free appetizers, autographed raffle prizes, Championship t-shirts and inflatable games for the kids!
Fisher Cats manager Sal Fasano reacts to an Eastern League title (Kevin Gray)
Fisher Cats outfielder Anthony Gose (Dave Gershman)
Post-Game Celebration (Dave Gershman)
By Patrick Cavanaugh
(RICHMOND, V.A.)—After a long season, all of the work finally paid off; the New Hampshire Fisher Cats defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels to become the Eastern League Champions.
For the first time since 2004, the Fisher Cats made it all the way to the title.
The Fisher Cats and the Squirrels both got off to a great start both scoring a run in the second.
It was the fourth inning when things started getting interesting. Kevin Howard hit a two run homer to make the score 3-1 in favor of the Fishers. The Squirrels countered with a run in the sixth when Juan Perez hit a two-out single to score Francisco Peguero from third.
Going into the ninth, things were tied at three….Until, Fishers outfielder Moises Sierra sealed the deal with a one-out single that scored Anthony Gose. FINAL SCORE: 4-3.
With that said, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats are Eastern League Champions. It’s the moment NH fans have been waiting for. Let the celebration begin!!!
By Patrick Cavanaugh
(MANCHESTER, N.H.—Colby Ramsus, star outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays is down with the Fishers on a rehab assignment. He joins the team after he was bothered with a sprained wrist.
Rasmus, 22, is a 1st round St. Louis Cardinals draft pick in the 2005 draft. In 2010, he had a career high season with the Cardinals hitting 23 homeruns and racking up 66 RBI’s. Colby was traded to the Blue Jays in late July, as part of a multi-player deal.
Overall, Ramsus said he’s glad to help the team strive for another ring. So far tonight, Ramsus in 1-2 with a single, the Fisher Cats are in the midst of an intense Game 2 with the Flying Squirrels. Follow @pcava12 for updates.
By Patrick Cavanaugh
(READING, P.A.)—Danny Perales jacked a two run bomb in the top of the ninth to lock it in; the New Hampshire Fisher Cats are Eastern Division Champs.
The game was nail-biting since the start. The Reading Phillies got on the board early in the second to get and early 1-0 lead. The lonesome run came off a homer from R-Phils Tuffy Gosewich.
The Fisher Cats countered with a 2-run fourth inning. These runs were earned by a bunch of good AB’s and RBI’s.
The Fishers had the lead until the seventh,when the Phillies tied things up at 1.
Then in the top of nine, Mike McDade led off the inning with a double. He was replaced by pinch-runner John Tolisano. Shortstop Kevin Howard grounded out to advance Tolisano to third.
With the go-ahead run 90 feet away, Danny Perales went above and beyond to get the Fisher Cats up 4-2.
That’s the way things stayed.
Fishers starter Yohan Pino had a good outing, throwing 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, a run, and a walk. He gave up one homer and rung up 4. He had the “no-decision.”
Pino was relieved with Ron Uviedo (Blown-Save), Evan Crawford (Win), and Bobby Korecky (Save).
Overall, a great win for the Fisher Cats. They will face the Richmond Flying Squirrels in the “Run for the Eastern League Title!”
An inside source confirms the Fisher Cats are celebrating in the clubhouse as we speak tonight.
Be sure to follow @pcava12, @JoeKBSU18, and @BSU18_MiLB on twitter for Fisher Cats Playoff Coverage. Do a twitter search for “#runforthetitle.”
Patrick Cavanaugh covers the NH Fisher Cats for BSU18. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.