Schwinden battles, Bisons sink Scranton/WB
The Bisons battled back in the sixth-inning to beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7-5, Wednesday night at PNC Field.
After falling behind, 4-3, in the third-inning the Bisons roared back in the sixth with back-to-back homeruns to start the inning. Zach Lutz lead off the sixth-inning by slamming his fifth-homerun of the season over the left-field wall to tie the game at, 4-4.
Jesus Feliciano followed Lutz with his first-homerun of the season lifting the ball over the right-field wall and giving the Bisons the, 5-4 lead on back-to-back homeruns.
The Herd added another run in the sixth-inning after Mike Nickeas worked a one-out walk, and moved to second on Luis Figueroa’s single to right-field. Michael Fisher grounded into a fielder’s choice that left him on first and Nickeas on third.
Nick Evans drove in Nickeas with his third hit of the game, giving the Bisons the, 6-4, lead in the sixth.
The Yankees got a solo-homerun from Greg Golson in the seventh-inning pulling them within one run, but the Bisons answered back again in the eighth.
Luis Figueroa worked a two-out walk, then stole second, and then scored on Fisher’s second hit of the game, giving the Bisons a, 7-5, lead.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jumped out to an early lead in the first inning after Schwinden gave up an infield single and a walk that would come around to score. The Bisons scored three-runs in the second-inning taking a, 3-2, lead over the Yankees.
Bisons Starter Chris Schwinden had to battle through six-innings to get the win. After giving up the lead in the third-inning Schwinden retired the next 11-batters he faced keeping the Yankees dormant while the Herd reclaimed the lead.
Dale Thayer closed out the ninth-inning for his team leading seventh-save of the season.
Game Notes: Nick Evans had another multi-hit game going, 3-5, and extending his Bisons team lead to 28 multi-hit games, and moved his batting average to .330…Jesus Feliciano hit his first homerun of the 2011 season with the Bisons during the fifth-inning…Fernando Martinez returned to the Bisons after his second stint with the Mets, going, 1-4, with a run scored…Chris Swinden earned his team-high sixth-win.