Sea Dogs Hold On To Beat Fisher Cats On Field Of Dreams Night
The Portland Sea Dogs held off the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Wednesday night at Hadlock Field, picking up a 10-9 triumph in the team's annual Field of Dreams game.
The Sea Dogs emerged from the cornstalks in center field, wearing replica uniforms of the 1926 Portland Eskimos, a minor league baseball team that played in the New England League from 1926-1927.
In an old fashioned Double-A slugfest, the two teams combined for 29 hits and 19 runs.
Third baseman Chad De La Guerra hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs for the Sea Dogs.
Portland second baseman Esteban Quiroz collected three hits, including an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth.
Max Pentecost and Santiago Espinal swatted solo shots for the Fisher Cats in the fifth.
Tate Matheny scored in the eighth on a triple by Jon Berti, who crossed the plate later in the inning on a wild pitch by Trevor Kelley, which cut New Hampshire's deficit to 10-9.
Espinal drew a walk to start the top of the ninth. He advanced to second on a passed ball that got away from Sea Dogs catcher Jhon Nunez. Espinal was stranded at second as Josh Taylor retired the next three batters to earn his seventh save.
The Sea Dogs, who will play their final home game Thursday night, improved to 60-74.