Sean Reid-Foley set the tone with six scoreless innings and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (33-50) shutout the Portland Sea Dogs (37-42), 4-0 in front of a sellout crowd on Independence Day at Hadlock Field.

Reid-Foley (5-6) allowed just three hits while walking three and striking out one.

Henry Owens (0-1) made his first Eastern League start since July 29, 2014, and struggled while trying to pitch from a new three-quarters arm slot. Owens walked six and allowed three runs on no hits in two-thirds of an inning. He threw 42 pitches (15 strikes) before being relieved.

Ryan McBroom drove in the game’s first run with a bases loaded sacrifice fly off of Owens in the first. Gunnar Heidt and Matt Dean each worked RBI walks later in the inning to put New Hampshire ahead 3-0.

Jake Drehoff, Luis Ysla and Bobby Poyner combined to pitch the remaining 8 1/3 and allowed just one run on two hits. Portland pitchers walked a season-high 12 in the game.

The teams face off again tonight, with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. at Hadlock Field. Kevin McAvoy (3- 5, 5.03) is scheduled to start for Portland against Jon Harris (3-8, 6.01) of New Hampshire.

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