PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs battled back from a three run deficit and scored four in the ninth to down the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 13-12 on Sunday at Hadlock Field. The two teams combined for 25 runs on 37 hits in the nine-inning affair.
The Sea Dogs (22-12) found themselves on the wrong end of a three-run, 12-9, deficit as the Mother’s Day marathon of a game entered the bottom of the ninth inning. Mookie Betts and Deven Marrero worked walks to begin the inning against Tony Davis, before he was lifted for Dustin Antolin.
The New Hampshire righty followed suit and walked Travis Shaw, which loaded the bases to begin his outing. Carlos Rivero was the fourth batter of the inning and punched a single to right, which plated two and pulled the Sea Dogs to within one at 12-11.
Henry Ramos was next and fouled off a bunt attempt, but got the second try down and reached with an infield single. Matt Spring delivered a game-tying sacrifice fly to center that plated Shaw and made it 12-12.
Heiker Meneses was the next and final batter for Portland. The third baseman ripped a ball through the hole on the left side of the infield, Rivero scored and the Sea Dogs took home the 13-12 walk-off victory. The win was first for Portland when trailing after eight innings.
Robby Scott (4-1) earned the win in relief as he delivered a scoreless ninth inning. Antolin took the loss for the Fisher Cats (15-20) as he was charged for the final two runs during his one-third of an inning.