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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.

For the first time in Coca-Cola Field history, the Buffalo Bisons will welcome Jabba the Hutt. The Buffalo Bisons unveiled their jersey for the Star Wars Night X, one of the club's signature events, scheduled for June 3 when the Herd hosts the Charlotte Knights at Coca-Cola Field. The jersey will feature the Tatooine gangster from the Star Wars franchise. https://tw…

With the NHL Draft a month away on June 23, how might new Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill go about picking his prospects? A look at the Pittsburgh Penguins roster shows Botterill might really like players with college hockey experience. The Penguins have the highest percentage of individual games played by college alums in NHL history according to Col…

There were times when the play was a little sloppy, but when the final out was recorded Sunday at Coca-Cola Field, the Buffalo Bisons ended their homestand with a 5-2 mark, pulling out wins in some improbable ways. Here are five things we learned about the Herd this week: 1. Roemon Fields continues to deliver. The outfielder saw his 14-game hit streak end on Sunday, …

A solo home run from Raffy Lopez and a solid performance cobbled together from the pitching staff allowed the Buffalo Bisons to close out their homestand with a 2-1 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. Cesar Valdez was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night leaving the Herd without a starter. Jeff Beliveau took the ball to open the game, ma…

After a 13-inning game that lasted 4-hours 28-minutes on Friday night, the Buffalo Bisons and Pawtucket Red Sox are back at it Saturday afternoon in Coca-Cola Field. Game time: 1:05 p.m. (Swan Street game opens at 11:30 a.m.) Promotions: Blue Jays Weekend kicks off with an autograph session with Tony Fernandez, Jesse Barfield and Duane Ward. Autographs will take p…

  Rowdy Tellez ended a long and interesting night at Coca-Cola Field. It was 11:53 p.m. when Tellez drove a pitch over the right field fence for a walk-off two-run home run as the Buffalo Bisons survived for a 7-5 win in the 13th inning over the Pawtucket Red Sox Friday night. Tellez homered off Pawtucket second baseman Mike Miller, who came in to pitch in th…

Pablo Sandoval stepped into the batting cage as expected, taking pre-game swings with Pawtucket before the Red Sox faced the host Buffalo Bisons at Coca-Cola Field. Then he switched out his bat for his glove, taking a few ground balls at third base, testing out that right knee that has kept him off the baseball field since April 24. Sandoval said the knee was feelin…

He leaned back in the dugout, a large smile overtaking his face. Alex Monsalve was a proud papa when talking about his son. But on the warm May afternoon at Coca-Cola Field, his smile was tempered with concern as he placed his hand over his heart, his mind wandering back to his family in Venezuela. The 25-year-old Monsalve desperately misses his 18-month-old son and his…

The Buffalo Bisons kick off a three-game series with the Pawtucket Red Sox on Friday with some big names in the visitors' lineup. Here's what you need to know: Game time: 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.) Promotions: An extended fridaynightbash! with $3 craft beer and food specials from 5-8 p.m along with post-game fireworks. Weather: A cooler forecast from weathe…

Roemon Fields continued his hot streak with the Buffalo Bisons. The outfielder extended his hitting streak to 12 games, scored a run on a passed ball then had the game-winning hit in the eighth inning to give the Herd a 4-3 win over the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Field Friday night. In 14 games with the Bisons, Fields is batting .409 and surprising lots of people, inc…

The Buffalo Bisons have faced off against Major League players down in Triple-A while on a rehabilitation stint before. That's nothing new. But it's not so often they run into a situation like they will Friday when the Herd opens a three-game series with the Pawtucket Red Sox at Coca-Cola Field. The PawSox are scheduled to start David Price in Buffalo as the Boston …

The Buffalo Bisons and Syracuse Chiefs wrap up their series at Coca-Cola Field on Thursday. Here's what you need to know: Today's game: 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.) Promotion: McDonald's Day. The first 2,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a coupon for a free signature crafted sandwich. No-rain guarantee: If it rains at any point between the schedul…

The rally came as it usually does for the Buffalo Bisons this season. But Wednesday night it came too late. The Herd scored four runs in the ninth inning but the offense came around too late in a 7-5 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Field The loss snaps a two-game win streak for the Herd as Buffalo slipped to 20-17 overall. The rally: Buffalo trailed, 7-1, g…

Add another to the list of Major League players who are scheduled to be playing at Coca-Cola Field Friday. The Boston Herald reported that Pablo Sandoval will join the Pawtucket RedSox on a rehab assignment Friday as he works his way back from a sprained right knee. Pitcher David Price is already scheduled to start for the PawSox against the Buffalo Bisons on Friday…

The Buffalo Bisons and Syracuse Chiefs continue their series at Coca-Cola Field Tuesday night. Here's what you need to know: Today's game: 6:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.) Weather: Finally baseball weather. The forecast from weather.com calls for partly cloudy. High around 70. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Promotion: TWOsdays. Purchase two tickets for the price of on…