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Saturday, February 23, 2008
Feb. 23, 2008
After being limited to three hits on Friday, the Bisons managed to get their offense going in game two against Southern Miss on Saturday, but it was not enough, as they fell 6-3.
Bisons' right-hander, Josh Smith, received start for the Bisons. Smith, who missed last season due to injury, started out strong, posting zeroes in each of the first four innings before allowing four runs in the fifth.
The Bisons pulled out to an early 1-0 lead in the fourth on Justin Sander's RBI single to right field. They increased their lead to 3-0 in their next at bat on RBIs by Caleb Joseph and Blake Bratcher.
The Golden Eagles finally got to Smith in the fifth, prompting Bisons' head coach Jeff Forehand to call on right-hander Kyle Tognazzini. Tognazzini walked the only batter he faced, before being relieved by Brandon McClurg. McClurg threw the final 3.2 innings for the Bisons, allowing two runs on four hits.
Smith received the loss to drop his record to 0-1. In 4.1 innings of work he gave up four runs on three hits.
The Bisons racked up 11 hits in the loss, with shortstop Jorge Gutierrez and Joseph collecting three each, and Bratcher adding two.
The Bisons are back in action on Sunday when they take on the Golden Eagles in the final game of the three game weekend series at 1 p.m.