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April 15, 2013

Bisons return to action, split doubleheader

Niagara Gazette — It felt good just to be outside.

After a four straight days of rainouts, the Buffalo Bisons got back to work form as they split a double header Sunday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Herd sent 10 batters to the plate in a six run first inning to pace a 6-1 win in Game One, before dropping the nightcap 12-5 in front of 5,361 fans.

"I really liked the way we did things in the first game but the second game, it's like we came back a totally different team," Bisons manager Marty Brown said of his team's effort.

The Bisons did indeed have a good approach to their at-bats in the opening game
and played solid defense. But Game Two was not as sound.

Bisons catcher Josh Thole (1-for-2/run) gave his team a 2-1 lead in the first inning when he drove a high fastball down the third base line to score Anthony Gose (3-for-4) and Moises Sierra. But the highlight of the inning was Ryan Goins bases clearing double that put Buffalo up 6-1.

"They brought in the lefty (Josh Spence) and I was just trying to get something over the plate
that I could drive," Goins said.

Moises Sierra provided the defensive wow of the day that not only had fans saying wow, it stopped a RailRiders comeback dead in its tracks. SWB loaded the bases in the top of the sixth against Bisons reliever Brad Lincoln. Austin Romine drove a fly ball to right field, David Adams tagged up from third which proved to be poor judgement on his part as Sierra fired the ball home to Josh Thole who applied the tag to get Adams out. Lincoln then struck out Cody Johnson to escape the inning damage free.

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