The Buffalo Bisons were able to build leads, but unable to protect them in a doubleheader against the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field Friday night.
The Herd dropped the first game, 4-3, and the nightcap, 6-3.
Dalton Pompey opened the first game with a single, stole second, then took third on a sacrifice bunt from Jonathan Davis. A sac fly from Rowdy Tellez scored Pompey.
Indy tied the game in the second, but the Herd regained the lead in the fourth on an single from Tim Lopes.
But reliever Danny Barnes ran into trouble in the sixth. He gave up a single to Austin Meadows who then stole second and took third on a throwing error by Bisons’ catcher Reese McGuire. Jason Martin’s bunt scored Meadows and tied the game. Wyatt Mathisen then had a two-run home run giving Indy a 4-2 lead.
In the nightcap, the Bisons held a 3-0 lead until the sixth with Indy scoring three runs in the sixth and seventh for the win.
Noteworthy: Anthony Alford was hit in the head by a pitch in his first-inning at-bat in the first game. He was down, then walking, but removed from the game.
Point of interest: In the nightcap, starter Sean Reid-Foley pitched five scoreless inning The wheels came off in the sixth. With a 3-0 lead, he gave up a lead-off triple to Max Moroff who then scored on an RBI double by Jose Osuna. A Kevin Kramer sacrifice fly made it 3-2. The Indians tied the game later that inning when reliever Tim Mayza issued a bases-loaded walk.
Up next: The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Saturday with the Bisons starting Brandon Cumpton (2-1, 5.73) against Indy Mitch Keller (0-1, 10.66).