Tyler Henson’s RBI single capped a three-run International League rally in the top of the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory over the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb. The winning hit by Henson (Lehigh Valley IronPigs) followed a two-run single by Kyle Roller (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders).
Before that, Matt Hague of the Buffalo Bisons drove in the only IL run with a first-inning single after James Beresford (Rochester Red Wings) had tripled with one out. The IL batting leader grounded a single up the middle against PCL starter Carlos Pimentel (Iowa Cubs). That lead was erased when Cristhian Adames (Albuquerque Isotopes) led off with a first-pitch homer in the sixth. Peter O’Brien hit a two-run homer for a 3-1 PCL lead in the eighth.
Hague went 1 for 3 and played third base until the bottom of the sixth. Bisons closer Gregory Infante pitched in the seventh for the IL and retired both batters he faced on just nine pitches before he was relieved by Shawn Armstrong (Columbus Clippers).
Brian Doyle, a surprise hero for the New York Yankees triumph in the 1978 World Series, will make an appearance for Parkinson’s Day Sunday when the Buffalo Bisons face the Columbus Clippers at Coca-Cola Field. Doyle batted .438 in the six-game series as the replacement at second base for the injured Willie Randolph.
The Kentucky native has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and now lends encouragement to fellow patients in the battle against the progressive neurological disease. Before the game, Consumer’s Beverages will present the National Parkinson’s Foundation of Western New York with a check for $20,000, the proceeds from a National Parkinson’s Awareness Month promotion.