Vlad Jr., Bo Bichette go back-to-back in Minor League Baseball bout

By Alex Butler  |  May 26, 2018 at 10:57 AM
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May 26 (UPI) -- Minor League Baseball stars Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette entertained fans recently by hitting back-to-back home runs for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

The sons of Major League Baseball stars Vladimir Guerrero and Dante Bichette hit the homers in the Fisher Cats' 10-3 win against the Hartford Yard Goats Friday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, N.H.

New Hampshire and Hartford were tied 0-0 entering the bottom of the fourth inning. Bichette led off that frame with a double to left field, before Guerrero singled. Cavan Biggio -- the son of Craig Biggio -- brought in Bichette on an RBI single, giving the Fisher Cats a 1-0 lead. Andrew Guillotte later brought in Biggio on a sacrifice fly.

The Fisher Cats tacked on four more runs in the sixth frame and led 6-0 entering the bottom of the seventh frame.

That's when Guerrero and Bichette really warmed up. Gunnar Heidt led off the inning with a single to left field. Jonathan Davis then reached on a force attempt, putting two men on for New Hampshire as Bichette walked to the plate.

The 20-year-old phenom crushed the first pitch he saw from Rayan Gonzalez for a two-run shot to left center field for his third home run of the season. Guerrero, 19, followed the long ball with one of his own, belting another Gonzalez pitch deep to right field for his tenth bomb of the 2018 campaign.

The Yard Goats got on the board in the eight frame, putting up two runs. Hartford got another run in the ninth frame after a solo shot from Brian Mundell.

Bichette went 3-for-4, with four RBIs and three runs scored in the victory. Guerrero went 3-for-4, with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Fisher Cats. Guerrero is hitting .435 with 10 home runs and 48 RBIs in 43 games for the Toronto Blue Jays affiliate, while Bichette boasts a .261 average with three homers and 21 RBI.

Vlad Jr. now has 13 hits in his last 14 games. He has reached base safely in 33 consecutive contests.

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