C’s Alumni Update – Berti, Biggio & Zeuch Zap The Thunder In Fisher Cats Series Opener

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T.J. Zeuch gave New Hamsphire a 1-0 series lead with six shutout innings over Trenton Wednesday.


cs_alumni_update_new_logoA trio of members from the 2016 Vancouver Canadians gave the New Hampshire Fisher Cats a leg up in their Eastern League playoff series against Trenton. T.J. Zeuch pitched six shutout innings and Cavan Biggio drove in a couple of runs as the Fisher Cats silenced the Thunder 8-0 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Wednesday.

Zeuch managed to navigate his way through six frames by scattering eight hits and a walk. The 2016 Blue Jays first rounder never had a clean inning but he induced two ground ball double plays and 2014 C’s catcher Max Pentecost threw out a runner try ing to steal second in the second inning.  Zeuch struck out five and had eight groundball outs.

Biggio followed a Bo Bichette RBI double that scored 2011 Canadians second baseman Jon Berti with a two-run double to open the scoring in the sixth inning. New Hampshire put the game away in the eighth with a Pentecost RBI ground out, a Josh Palacios RBI single and a Berti two-run knock as part of a five-run frame. Pentecost had a two-hit evening while Berti added a walk and stolen base to his resume.

2015-2017 C’s lefty Travis Bergen stranded a runner and worked around a hit and a walk over 1-1/3 shutout frames to earn the save. He struck out three and recorded one ground out.

Vancouver Canadians Andres Sotillo

Andres Sotillo had Lansing’s only multi-hit game against Bowling Green Wednesday.


The Lansing Lugnuts did not have a happy ending to their playoff opener at Cooley Law School Stadium as they lost to the Bowling Green Hot Rods 4-3 in 10 innings Wednesday. 2016 C’s backstop Andres Sotillo tied the game at 1-1 with a home run to right field in the fifth inning and 2017 outfielder Norberto Obeso tied the game in the eighth with a two-run triple to plate a pair of 2018 Canadians Vinny Capra and Jesus Navarro.

2017 Vancouver righty Matt Shannon suffered the loss as the Hot Rods strung together a two-out rally that involved a single, a walk and another single along with a Shannon throwing error that resulted in an unearned run. 2017 lefty Brody Rodning was nicked for a run in 1-1/3 innings.

2017 C’s reliever Graham Spraker will get the ball for Lansing in Game 2 Thursday at Bowling Green.

C-Notes

C's NotesCongratulations to Allan Bailey for being named the new general manager of the Vancouver Canadians. Allan was one of the first people I was introduced to when I arrived in Vancouver six years ago and I am glad to see him earn this promotion. He takes over for J.C. Fraser who is moving on to a new opportunity in the private sector. I wish Mr. Fraser the very best in his future endeavours as he successfully carried the baton from Jason Takefman after the 2013 season.

Congratulations also to the 2014 C’s duo of Rowdy Tellez and Jonathan Davis. Tellez delivered an RBI double off the bench in the sixth as part of Toronto’s 10-3 trouncing of Tampa Bay. Tellez pinch-hit for Davis who had a tough night at the dish with three strikeouts in three at-bats. Davis got the start in center field and batted ninth. 2014 C’s lefty Tim Mayza pitched a shutout eighth inning with one strikeout.

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