Maloney, Bats shutdown Bisons

Louisville starter Matt Maloney had it all working on Sunday afternoon against the Bisons…on the mound and at the plate.

The Bats’ southpaw pitched seven shutout innings -and had three hits- in an 8-0 victory over the Bisons on Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Field. Todd Frazier added three big hits of his own as Louisville earned a split of the four-game series.

Maloney made the big pitches when he needed to. The Bisons put the lead off runner on in four of the first five innings, but the southpaw got three groundball doubleplays to end any early threat. Maloney then retired the final nine batters he faced, four via the strikeout.

Todd Frazier provided all the offense that Maloney and the Bats would need with a pair of home runs. The third baseman led off the second inning with a blast to left field off Herd starter Casey Fossum. He then took reliever Justin Hampson to deep right centerfield with an opposite field two-run shot.

In the ninth, Frazier also doubled home a run and scored for a third time to seal the victory.

Buffalo had just five hits in the loss. Fossum had one of them, his second hit of the year.

The Bisons will welcome in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on Monday for a four-game series at Coca-Cola Field.

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