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ANDREW PARKS, SPECIAL TO THE NEWS


ALLENTOWN, Pa. – After struggling for most of the month of July, the Buffalo Bisons are coming home on a bit of a roll.Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run homer and Brad Glenn had three hits, scored a run and drove in another as the Herd pounded out 10 hits and won the series finale over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 7-6, Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Park.The outburst followed the Bis…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Michal Neuvirth has been absolutely spectacular since arriving in Buffalo. He’s also 0-2.The Sabres’ goaltender was the unquestioned star Thursday night, stopping 51 Carolina shots. As the total suggests, the Hurricanes dominated. They picked up the victory they deserved by scoring three times in the third period, including one into an empty net, for a 4-2 …

Buffalo State (3-4, 1-3) limited Ithaca to 253 yards total offense and forced three turnovers to register its first Empire 8 victory, 21-14 over the Bombers (4-2, 2-2) at Butterfield Stadium in Ithaca. Pasquale Vacchio led the Bengals’ defense with nine tackles, and Scott Koen recorded eight. Kam Johnson and Mike Burton each had an interception. Quarterback Casey Kacz (S…

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Three Lehigh Valley pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout of the Buffalo Bisons and pinned a 6-0 loss on the Herd on Sunday evening at Coca-Cola Park. It marked the 13th time the Bisons were shut out this season. The last-place Herd (67-76) concludes the 2012 season this afternoon with a 1:35 game against the IronPigs (Radio 1520 AM). It is likely the…

The Buffalo Bandits won't waste much time in finding how they rank with the best in the National Lacrosse League.The Bandits will open the NLL season on Jan. 14 with a home game against the Toronto Rock, the league's defending champions.There are two other meetings with the Rock, and three games scheduled against Rochester and Philadelphia. The Bandits will pla…

MOOSIC, Pa. -- The Buffalo Bisons (61-81) will end their second-worst season since their return to Triple-A baseball with a single game today against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees at PNC Field (Radio 1520, 1:05 p.m.).After a 64-minute rain delay Sunday, the teams split a doubleheader, with Buffalo taking the opener, 5-1, behind the pitching of spot star…

TOLEDO -- A wild start literally proved to be too much for the Buffalo Bisons to overcome here Thursday night against the Toledo Mud Hens.Toledo drew six walks in the first two innings, leading to four runs as the Mud Hens earned a 6-1 triumph.A crowd of 7,752 watched Toledo beat the Bisons for the 11th time in a row in Fifth Third Field. The fans saw Will R…

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jordany Valdespin gradually seems to be getting adjusted to Triple-A pitching.The Buffalo Bisons rookie infielder drove in three runs with a pair of hits and a sacrifice fly as the Herd won their third straight from the Columbus Clippers, 6-4, Monday night before 11,102 at Huntington Park.Valdespin, who was promoted on Aug. 10 from Double-A …

PAWTUCKET, RI -- With runners on the corners and no outs in the top of the 10th, Jesus Feliciano laced a line drive to center field to drive in the game-winning run in a 5-4 Buffalo Bisons' victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium.Feliciano went 3 for 4 in the game with two RBIs and helped the Bisons earn their fourth win in the past five games. Th…

ROCHESTER -- The Buffalo Bisons' longest win streak this season remains four.The Bisons had a four-game run, their third such streak of the season, end Tuesday afternoon with a 7-3 loss to the Rochester Red Wings.A Frontier Field crowd of 7,338 watched Toby Gardenhire deliver a pair of two-RBI singles to help the Red Wings split the two-game series between …

SYRACUSE -- Luis Hernandez hit a solo home run in the ninth and Dale Thayer was perfect in relief to help the Buffalo Bisons past the Syracuse Chiefs, 5-2, at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse on Thursday.The win ended a three-game skid, allowed the Bisons to avoid a series sweep and gave them a win heading into an eight-game homestand that begins tonight a…

The Buffalo Bisons ended their four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a hit-filled rout during which they overcame a rocky debut by newly signed reliever Miguel Batista.The Herd pounded out 16 hits, got a strong start by Dylan Owen and built a 9-2 lead in what would end up as an 11-6 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs before 5,572 at Alliance Bank Stadium.Luis Fi…

Michael Fisher extended his hitting streak, Valentino Pascucci went yard again, but those were the only highlights for the Buffalo Bisons on Wednesday afternoon in a 9-3 loss to the Durham Bulls.The Bisons conclude their eight-game road trip here tonight looking to earn their second consecutive four-game series split (7:05. 1520 AM).The Herd hoped to build off a …

NORFOLK, Va. -- A seven run sixth inning helped the Norfolk Tides wash away the Buffalo Bisons, 9-0, at Harbor Park Friday night. It's the fourth time this season the Herd has been shutout.Tides starter Rick VandenHurk (4-7) and two relievers combined for the shutout. VandenHurk pitched five scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out three with one w…

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Some summer-type weather and a long homestand couldn't come at a better time for the Buffalo Bisons.The Herd will open an eight-game stretch at Coca-Cola Field tonight against Indianapolis (7:05, TWC 13, Radio 1520 AM) hoping some home games will provide a remedy to their recent losing streak, which hit three games with Monday night's 4-…