After giving up three runs to start the game Strable, a right-hander auditioning for the No. 2 spot in the weekend rotation, shut down the Penguins in the second through sixth innings.
Strable gave up six hits, struck out four and walked three. He allowed four runs, all earned.
Unfortunately, his solid performance was lost in the shuffle as the Bisons relievers gave up four runs in the eighth and one in the ninth for a 9-8 loss Tuesday afternoon at Ken Dugan Field at Stephen L. Marsh Stadium.
The Bisons struck for 10 hits against five Youngstown State pitchers. Brett Teschner and Ryan Wilkins both had doubles for the Bisons. They were the only Bisons players with two hits.
Anthony Porter led the way for Youngstown State with three hits.
However, Greg Dissinger broke the game open on his only trip to the plate as he sent the ball over the left field fence in the eighth inning for a grand slam off of reliever Mike Grace. Youngstown State had filled the bases on two walks and hit batter.
Grace, 1-2, was credited with the loss.
The Bisons, 3-8, will face Youngstown State, 3-4, again Wednesday at 4.