Rough Game, Times Two

Monday, September 18 2023 @ 03:54 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Buffalo took the lead against Scranton four times but still lost in 12 innings. It was not a good day for their bullpen. It wasn't great for the hitters either who struck out 20 times. New Hampshire could only get three hits in their final game of the season. They ended their season with a whimper.

Buffalo 6 Scranton WB 7 - 12 innings

Somerset 7 New Hampshire 1

Three Stars

Third Star - pass

Second Star - pass

First Star - pass



It was a wild game in Scranton. The game was tied at one all heading to the ninth. Buffalo scored three runs in the top of the ninth, game over? Not so fast, Hayden Juenger was taken deep for a three run home run, game tied. Buffalo scored in the top of the tenth, But Troy Watson let Scranton equalize. Same deal in the eleventh. Buffalo were unable to score in the twelfth but Scranton did, off Paul Fry this time. Fry walked a batter and after intentionally walking a batter to load the bases. A sac fly won the game. It wasn't a good day for the Bisons bullpen. Scranton's other run came in the seventh thanks to a balk and two wild pitches by Rowan Wick.

James Ritchie homered for Buffalo, Raffy Lantigua and Cam Eden had two hits each. The Bisons struck out 20 times. Orelvis and Damiano Palmegiani had tough days, four K's each.

New Hampshire had just three hits, two by Rainer Nunez. One was a home run for the Fisher Cats only run. Cj Van Eyk started and gave up three runs in three innings. He could be heading to the AFL. Alejandro Melean gave up four runs.