Buffalo got back in the win column behind Mitch White's best start of the season, seven strong innings. It was Ricky Tiedemann day for New Hampshire. NH won but Ricky T didn't last long enough to get the win. Vancouver were the only team to hit home runs, they won easily. Dunedin were the only losers on Saturday.
Lehigh Valley 2 Buffalo 3
New Hampshire 6 Bowie 4
Vancouver 9 Tri-City 1
Jupiter 4 Dunedin 1
Third Star - Mitch White
Second Star - Nathan Lukes
First Star - Peyton Williams
Buffalo were in a tied game heading to the bottom of the ninth. Cam Eden led off the inning with a single and promptly stole second, his 50th steal of the season. Rafael Lantigua singled him home for the walk off win. Eden also doubled. Nathan Lukes went 4-5 and is now hitting .365. Among players with at least 100 at-bats Lukes is leading the league in hitting.
Mitch White started for Buffalo and went seven innings, just allowing two hits and striking out seven. It was his longest and best start of the season.
The Fisher Cats scored six runs with seven hits in their win. Bowie also had seven hits but NH did a better job of stopping them from scoring. But not fully, Bowie scored two runs off Ricky Tiedemann but both were unearned thanks to two errors. Tiedemann threw 72 pitches over 4.2 innings. Bowie had three hits off him but two of them were soft infield hits. Ricky struck out six.
NH have some call ups from Dunedin as the Jays leave the Vancouver roster intact for the playoffs. One of them, Davis Feldman, followed Tiedemann, pitched 2.1 shutout innings, and got the win. Another, Bryce Arnold, doubled in the first run. Trevor Schwecke and Riley Tirotta drove in two runs each. Schwecke had two hits and is 9-15 over his last four games. Schwecke has hit better, and struck out less, in the second half. Tirotta is on a September hot streak, hitting .444 with a 1.330 OPS.
Vancouver romped over Tri-City. Peyton Williams hit his seventh home run and was a triple short of the cycle. Cade Doughty played for the first time in a week and hit his 18th home run. He added a double. Glenn Santiago was 3-4 with two RBI.
Ryan Jennings made his first appearance since June 21st. He threw two shutout innings.
Dunedin had four hits, all singles, in their loss. Trent Palmer started and went three innings. Kendry Rojas followed and surrendered four runs to take the loss.