Bisons Tie Memphis in Spring Opener

Cohoon, Owen each toss three scoreless

By Brad Bisbing / Buffalo Bisons | March 17, 2012 3:37 PM ET

March 17, 2012 -The Buffalo Bisons began their 12-game Spring Training exhibition schedule on Saturday afternoon with a 1-1 tie against the Memphis Redbirds, Triple-A Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The game was called after 10 innings.

The Herd got great pitching from a pair of hurlers from last year's squad. Southpaw MARK COHOON struck out three over three scoreless innings. He made 18 starts with the Bisons in 2011 and finished fourth on Buffalo with 94.1 innings of work.

Righty DYLAN OWEN also threw three shutout innings on Saturday afternoon. Owen was 6-7 over 20 starts and five relief appearances for the Bisons last season.

Infielder WILMER FLORES accounted for the Bisons lone tally with a solo home run.

The Bisons are back in action Sunday afternoon against the New Orleans Zephyrs at Jupiter, FL (1:00 p.m. first pitch).

There are just 25 days until the Bisons Home Opener on Wednesday, April 11 against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (2:05pm). All tickets and ticket packages for the 2012 season are on sale now at

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