The Bisons ended a three-game winning streak, falling to 3-2. Western Kentucky extended its winning streak to four games and remains unbeaten in the early going.
In the first the Bisons quickly took a 2-0 lead. M.L. Williams singled to left field to lead off the inning. Lee Wilson doubled to right center to score Williams. Wilson advanced to third on the throw by the center fielder. Tennyson Dodd singled to right center to score Williams.
In the third Western Kentucky tied the game. Back-to-back doubles with one out by Jared Andreoli and Matt Rice produced a pair of runs.
The Bisons again took the lead in the third with one run. With one out Williams was hit by a pitch. He stole second. Wilson walked and Dodd fouled out, but Richie Goodenow singled to right field to drive in Williams.
In the sixth Western Kentucky tied the game at 3-3. Logan Robbins was hit by a pitch to start the inning. He stole second. Robbins moved to third on a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. Ivan Hartle singled up the middle to bring in Robbins.
In the eighth Western Kentucky used three hits to produce a pair of runs.
Ryan Huck added an insurance run for Western Kentucky in the ninth when he blasted a solo home run down the right field line.
The Bisons had six hits with Goodenow and Dodd accounting for four of them with two each.
Williams extended his hitting streak to five games. Goodenow has at least one hit in his last four.
Gil Rehwinkel, 0-1, was credited with the loss. Left-hander Chris Nunn started the game and allowed four hits and two runs in three innings. He walked three and struck out three.
The Bisons used five pitchers in the game. They combined to give up 11 hits.
Western Kentucky also used five pitchers. Reliever Taylor Haydel won his first game of the season and Rye Davis picked up his first save.
The Bisons will be back home this weekend to face Marshall in a three-game series. Friday’s game starts at 4. Saturday the first pitch is at 2. Sunday the series ends with a game at 1.
Written by Mark McGee, Senior Publisher/Director of Media Relations.