PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) - 90 feet was all that stood between the Portland Sea Dogs and extra-innings on Monday, but New Britain held on to escape for 2-1 win at Hadlock Field on Monday.
Portland managed only one hit heading to the ninth inning when three singles capped by Gabe Cechini's RBI base knock scored Derek Gibson.
Rock Cats starter Victor Vasquez battled back as he tossed a complete game four-hitter whilst striking out nine.
The Sea Dogs (45-42) continue the second half of the season on the road starting in Binghamton on Thursday.
Pitcher Anthony Ranaudo will start for the Eastern Division in Wednesday's Eastern League All-Star game.