Senators Sweep Two from Hartford

Suddenly hot Senators have won five straight

Friday afternoon in New Hampshire the suddenly hot Harrisburg Senators swept two from Hartford by scores of 5-1 and 5-4 to move to 69-63 on the season. The wins were the fourth and fifth in a row for the Senators as they match their season high win streak.

Game one saw the Senators score single runs in five separate innings. Jose Marmolejos homered in the first inning to give the Sens the lead. Erick Fedde allowed a run in the first to Hartford but that’s all he would allow as he tossed a complete game for the win. The Senators scored single runs in the second, third, sixth and seventh innings. Marmolejos had two hits, Stephen Perez tripled and had two hits, Khayyan Norfork doubled and had two hits and Adrian Sanchez chipped in with two hits. Fedde struck out eight and scattered six hits.

Andrew Stevenson was a bright spot on Friday night as the outfielder went 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored. (Will Bentzel / MiLB)

Andrew Stevenson was a spark plug at the top of the lineup in both Senators’ games (Will Bentzel / MiLB)

In game two, the Senators scored three times in the first inning on back-to-back doubles by Stevenson and Isaac Ballou, a triple by Shawn Pleffner and a single by Perez.  Ballou homered in the third to give the Senators a 4-1 lead. Hartford scored three times in the last of the third to tie the game at 4 and 4.

The Senators pitching then shut down Hartford with starter John Simms retiring the final four batters he faced. Mitch Lively delivered a perfect sixth before turning things over to Wander Suero. In the top of the seventh, Stevenson walked, and was at second with one out when Marmolejos doubled him home to give the Senators a 5-4 lead. Suero then pitched a perfect seventh, striking out pinch-hitter Corelle Prime on a 3-2 pitch to end the game.

Stevenson, Ballou and Pleffner all had two hits in game two.

The Senators and Hartford Yard Goats play the final game of their four-game series Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. The game can be heard on Fox Sports 1460 AM, on the internet at senatorsbaseball.com, or through the TuneIn and iHeart Radio apps with The Matt LeCroy Show beginning the radio broadcast at 12:50 p.m.

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