The first winning roadtrip of 2019 is in the books!
The Bisons defeated the Norfolk Tides, 8-5, in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader on Sunday afternoon from Harbor Park. As rain washed away the scheduled game two, the Herd's shortened roadtrip ended with a 3-2 record.
Buffalo sent 11 men to the plate in a six-run sixth inning that blew the game the teams did play wide open. All seven hits the Herd had in the frame where singles, with Jordan Patterson's blooper into center field scoring Anthony Alford to give the Bisons a 3-2 lead. Two pitches later, Roemon Fields singled to right to score Richard Urena and the Herd was off and running.
Alen Hanson, who scored three times in his Bisons debut, brought home a run when he beat out a doubleplay grounder. Ben Revere then picked up his third hit of the day, singling to right field to cash in two more runs and make the score 7-2.
Cavan Biggio's RBI-single gave the Herd a sixth run of the inning and gave the prospect 23 RBI on the season.
Hanson and Revere combined early in the game to get the Bisons on the scoreboard. Both veterans singled in the first inning and Hanson came around on Lourdes Gurriel Jr.'s sacrifice fly. In the third inning, Hanson walked and scored on Revere's double to center.
Ryan Feierabend worked 5.1 innings to improve to 2-0 on the season. For the first time in three starts, the southpaw did allow earned runs, coming on two-run home runs from Chance Sisco in the third inning and DJ Stewart in the sixth. He struck out three in the victory.
Kirby Snead and Justin Shafer retired the final five batters of the game to close out the victory. Shafer was credited with his third save of the season.
The Bisons are off on Monday and will start a six-game homestand against the Gwinnett Stripers on Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. at Sahlen Field.
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