Despite two home runs from second baseman Ryan Schimpf, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats dropped an 8-3 decision at Bowie on Thursday night.
Schimpf hit a solo home run in the first inning, and another solo home run in the fourth. He has 14 home runs this season.
First baseman Mike McDade and fight fielder Matt Newman also had two hits for the Fisher Cats, who fell to 27-38 on the season. Bowie raised its record to 33-32. The Baysox broke a 3-3 tie by scoring four runs in the fifth inning.
New Hampshire pitcher Richard Bleier surrendered six runs on 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings. Bowie starting pitcher Tyler Wilson allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings. He struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
Outfielder Ronald Bermudez led the Bowie offense with three hits. Bowie also received a solo home run from third baseman Niuman Romero. The home run came against New Hampshire starter Sergio Santos in the first inning.
New Hampshire committed three errors in the loss.
Swamp Bats fall
Valley 6, Keene 0: At Keene, Tre Sikes (Savannah State) hit a three-run home run to lead the Valley Blue Sox (Holyoke, Mass.) to a 6-0 victory over the Keene Swamp Bats in NECBL action on Thursday night.
Ryan Summers (Louisville) and Brady Sheetz (Hartford) each had two hits for Keene, which slipped to 1-4. Oregon’s Josh Graham had three hits for the Blue Sox, who improved to 4-2.
Sanchez, Mesa promoted to Triple-A
Right-handed pitcher Aaron Sanchez, widely considered to be the top prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays’ organization, was promoted from the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Thursday.
Sanchez, 21, was 3-2 with a 3.82 ERA in 14 starts with New Hampshire. He won his last two starts, when he allowed three runs in 11 2/3 innings, struck out 14 and walked three. Sanchez was listed as MLB.com’s No. 19 overall prospect before the 2014 season.
Outfielder Melky Mesa was also promoted from New Hampshire to Buffalo.