There were a couple of fine pitching performances on Friday. Both Chad Dallas and Kendry Rojas went five shutout innings. New Hampshire lost on an eleventh inning balk. Dunedin won with a seven inning shutout. Buffalo were outplayed as Zach Thompson left with an injury. Vancouver also lost.
Buffalo 3 Lehigh Valley 7
New Hampshire 3 Portland 4 - 11 innings
Vancouver 5 Spokane 10
Fort Myers 8 Dunedin 4 - continued from Thursday
Fort Myers 0 Dunedin 2
Third Star - Ryan McCarty
Second Star - Kendry Rojas
First Star - Chad Dallas
Cam Eden doubled in two runs in the second inning to give the Bisons a 2-0 lead. Zach Thompson, who pitched well last time out, couldn't hold the lead here. He left reportedly injured in the fifth inning after conceding seven runs. Davis Schneider hit his tenth home run in the eighth inning. Buffalo had only three hits in the game.
New Hampshire took a one run lead to the ninth inning. Connor Cooke gave up a home run to send the game to extras. In the top of the eleventh, New Hampshire had a runner thrown out at home. In the bottom of the inning a wild pitch by Gabriel Ponce ended the game.
Chad Dallas made his second start in AA and it was another good one. In five innings he struck out four, walked none and allowed one unearned run on four hits. His ERA is still zero after two starts. Mason Fluharty followed Dallas making his AA debut. His first inning was fine but a in his second inning a bunt single, a wild pitch, a single and a balk led to a run. NH manager Cesar Martin was thrown out after that balk call.
Steward Berroa was the only Fisher Cat with two hits.
Rafael Sanchez made his second high A start and took his second loss. In four innings he had just one strikeout. He was charged with four runs on eight hits.
Alan Roden and Devonte Brown each had two hits for the C's.
Kendry Rojas and Lazaro Estrada combined for a shutout in Dunedin's regularly scheduled game. Rojas went five innings with eight strikeouts. He had no walks and four hits. Estrada was perfect for two innings with four K's. Rojas had a big 18 swings and misses. He got multiple whiffs on his sinker, his slider and his changeup. Estrada had four whiffs in his two innings.
Dunedin scored their runs in the first inning. Jaden Rudd doubled and Ryan McCarty hit his first home run of the season.