June 15, 2014 |
About a year ago, something was killing the chickens Mike Dugan had roaming his property in the Delair section of Pennsauken. One morning last summer, his girlfriend, Allison Rosenfeld, and a friend spied a mystery critter. "We were like, 'What the heck is that?' " Rosenfeld, 43, said. "It moved like a rat, but larger. It moved like a mean animal. " When it saw them, it turned bushy-tail and ran, she said. Later, an Internet search led them to an animal called a fisher cat. Flash-forward to about a week ago. Word of possible fisher sightings in Pennsauken began circulating on social media.
June 13, 2014 |
Whither Pennsauken's fisher cat? Whether the big weasel with good hair ever really was roaming this part of Camden County, or still is, remained a mystery Wednesday. The township's website still had the same message that it did before the weekend - that town officials were trying to confirm or deny that the animal was afoot. Fisher cats might be more common north of here, but there have been documented sightings of the known-to-be combative creatures in New Jersey in the last several years.
June 8, 2014 |
Is it a critter making a South Jersey comeback or just Internet innuendo making the rounds? It's hard to say, but Pennsauken has posted on its website that the township has had "a handful of reports" that a creature known to some as a "fisher cat" had been sighted in the last few days. "While this animal's natural habitat is much farther north than Pennsauken, the Township is currently looking into this matter to confirm or deny this claim's validity," the website says, adding, "Any issues regarding animal control in Pennsauken Township should be directed to 856-663-3058.
May 11, 2013 |
READING - Jesse Biddle's 16 strikeouts over seven one-hit innings last month in a game at Harrisburg went viral. His 10 strikeouts in six one-hit innings the next time out at home against New Hampshire made the masses wonder whether the 21-year-old from Germantown Friends was close to being big-league ready. A reality check followed for the gregarious double-A Reading lefthander, who is clearly on the right track but still a distance away from being prepared for games in the big South Philly ballpark where the Phillies play.
September 12, 2011 |
READING - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats came back with two runs in the top of ninth to beat the Phillies, 4-2, at FirstEnergy Stadium and take the best-of-five Eastern League Division Series, three games to one. Long Island 3, Camden 1 CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - The Ducks' Chris McCoy scattered nine hits over seven innings, holding the Riversharks to one run in Atlantic League action. New Hampshire 000 200 002 – 4 7 0 Reading 010 000 100 – 2 7 2 WP: Crawford (1-0)
September 10, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - The IronPigs took a commanding lead over the visiting Pawtucket Red Sox with 3-2, extra-inning win in Game 2 of their best-of-five International League Division Series. Lehigh Valley rightfielder Brandon Moss was the difference, driving all three of the IronPigs' runs on three hits, including the game-winner in the bottom of the 10th inning. He also had a homer in the second for the IronPigs' first run. Lehigh Valley won Thursday's Game 1, 4-2, in Coca-Cola Park.
September 9, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - Behind three solo home runs, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs captured the franchise's first playoff victory Thursday night with a 4-2 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox in the opener of the International League division series. Erik Kratz, Brandon Moss, and Freddy Galvis hit home runs. Domonic Brown went 0 for 3. New Hampshire 2, Reading 0 MANCHESTER, N.H. - Former Phillies prospects Anthony Gose and Travis d'Arnaud had two hits each for the Fisher Cats in an Eastern League Game 1 win. Pawtucket 000 001 010 – 2 6 1 Lehigh Valley 110 100 10x – 4 7 2 WP: Bush.
September 1, 2011 |
TRENTON - Jose Pirela and Addison Maruszak scored two runs each, and the Trenton Thunder lashed out 10 hits in a 7-2 victory over the New Hampshire FisherCats Wednesday in the Eastern League. Steve Garrison (4-8) went 52/3 innings for the victory, while Yohan Pino took the loss. Moises Sierra hit his 18th homer of the season off Garrison in the sixth inning. Scranton 6, Lehigh Valley 2 ALLENTOWN - The Yankees scored three runs in the third inning and two more in the sixth to beat the IronPigs in an International League game.
August 31, 2011 |
AKRON, Ohio - Matt Rizzotti hit a pair of home runs and Austin Hyatt struck out eight in six innings as the Reading Phillies beat the Akron Aeros, 7-1, in the Eastern League on Tuesday night. Scranton 4, Lehigh Valley 1 ALLENTOWN - Brandon Laird slugged a three-run homer in the top of the 14th, and the Yankees beat the IronPigs in the International League. Lehigh Valley's only run came in the sixth on a double by Pete Orr and a single by Brandon Moss.
August 24, 2011 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Josh Barfield's two-run single keyed a six-run fourth as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs edged the Indianapolis Indians, 7-6, in the International League on Tuesday night. N.Hampshire 9, Trenton 1 MANCHESTER, N.H. - Travis D'Arnaud, sent to the Toronto organization in the trade that brought Roy Halladay to the Phillies, doubled and drove in three runs as the Fisher Cats crushed the Thunder in the Eastern League. Lakewood 3, Delmarva 0 SALISBURY, Md. - Ervis Manzanillo gave up just two hits in 51/3 innings and three relievers continued the shutout as the BlueClaws topped the Shorebirds in the South Atlantic League.