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Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges, baseball and hockey for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master's degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed an Ironman along with numerous marathons and half marathons.

The Bisons were looking for solace at Coca-Cola Field. The downtown Buffalo ballpark has truly been a homefield advantage for the Herd this season. So after a woeful 1-6 roadtrip, the Bisons were ready for the clichéd home cooking. It never really came. For the first time this season, the Herd lost a homestand going just 2-5, including being swept by the Scranton/Wi…

It was an odd kind of  debut for right-handed pitcher Glenn Sparkman. It was his first game at the Triple-A level on Sunday when he started for the Buffalo Bisons at Coca-Cola Field. But the Triple-A debut came on a Major League rehabilitation assignment. "It is different for sure, but I enjoyed it," Sparkman said. "The talent is always going to be better. Guys are …

The series between the Buffalo Bisons and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders concludes Sunday afternoon. Game time: 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at noon). Promotions: It's Father's Day and the first 3,000 fans through the Swan Street Game will receive a logo baseball, which can then bu used to have a catch with dad on the field after thse game. It's also Buster's Kids Club …

Al Pedrique was concerned from the moment the play developed. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager watched as Gleyber Torres tried to score from second base. The throw from right field beat him to the plate but Torres tried to get around the catcher by sliding head first. This is why they teach them not to slide head first, Pedrique said. Because Torres ended up in a he…

It's a doubleheader at Coca-Cola Field on Saturday as the Bisons host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The second game is a make up of a postponement from April 7. Game time: Game 1 at 5:35 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.) with the second game about 30 minutes following. Both games are scheduled for seven innings. Promotion: Flashback to the 1980s at Coca-Cola Fie…

The hottest-hitting team in the International League strutted its stuff at Coca-Cola Field Friday night. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders posted eight runs on 12 hits, including a three-run home run from Clint Frazier, to hand the Buffalo Bisons an 8-1 loss. Scranton entered the game with the best batting average in the league, hitting .271. Second baseman Tyler …

The bottom of the lineup. It's not a place most hitters aspire to be. The goal is to move up in the order, to bat lead-off or clean-up. Not to bat ninth. Then again, the No. 9 slot isn't the worst place to be. Christian Lopes has learned that. The Buffalo Bisons third baseman his reached base in his last seven plate appearances. On Thursday, he had a single and drew two…

It's the seminal moment in the movie "Field of Dreams." After investing time, money and faith in creating something totally illogical – a baseball diamond in the middle of his corn field – Ray Kinsella finally recognizes his father amid the ghosts of dead ballplayers who have congregated to play at his farm. In the final scene, reaching an unexpected point of reconc…

After winning the series against Lehigh Valley, the Buffalo Bisons head into a three-day, four-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders. Here's the details for Friday's game: Game time: 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.) Promotion: fridaynightbash! It's a Bull Durham theme night with $3 food and beer specials from 5-6:30 p.m. along with post-game fi…

No one seemed to know that Cesar Valdez had 10 strike outs including a string of six in a row. Not his catcher. Not his manager. Not even really Valdez. The 32-year-old righthanded pitcher was locked in, focused on the next pitch. It's why he was able to shake off a two-run home run in the first inning, settling in and lead the Buffalo Bisons to a 4-2 win over the Lehig…

Two former Buffalo Bisons will be inducted into the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame as pitcher Jason Jacome and outfielder Mark Ryal were elected by the hall of fame committee. The honors were announced on Thursday afternoon with formal induction ceremonies scheduled before Bisons' June 30th game against the Syracuse Chiefs. Jacome pitched in the 1997 and 1997 season…

The Buffalo Bisons broke their 10-game losing streak against Lehigh Valley with a 4-0 win Wednesday night. Can they make it two in a row? The Herd and IronPigs meet in the series final Thursday night. Game time: 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.) Promotion: Coca-Cola Field Replica Giveaway to the the first 3,000 fans through the Swan Street gate. Weather: Th…

The Buffalo Bisons weren't going to let this game slip away. Not again. On Tuesday, the Herd bolted out of the gates for a 6-1 lead after the first inning, only to lose, 9-7, to the International League-leading Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Back at Coca-Cola Field on Wednesday, the Herd had a 4-0 lead with two outs in the ninth when reliever Leonel Campos issued a walk. …

Bobby Meacham was playing in a semi-pro league in Alberta, Canada in 1978 when he received a telegram from the Chicago White Sox. That's how he learned he had been drafted in the 14th round of Major League Baseball's draft. Of course, Meacham had already told teams he wasn't going to sign a contract. He was committed to play college baseball at San Diego State Universit…

FC Buffalo is still searching for its first win of the season after dropping a 4-1 decision to AFC Cleveland in Independence, Ohio on Friday. Cleveland took a 1-0 lead but Cam Emerson evened the match for FC Buffalo and the teams went into halftime tied. Cleveland then scored three goals in the second half to earn the win. Buffalo hosts Syracuse FC at 2 p.m. Sunday a…