by Amy Moritz
In a rain-shortened game the Buffalo Bisons came out with a 4-2 win over the Syracuse Chiefs in front of 7,494 at Coca-Cola Field Sunday afternoon.
The skies opened up with two outs in the top of the sixth and the game went into a 1 hour, 3 minute 12 second rain delay before the umpires called the game.
Jared Goedert and Mike Nickeas both went 3-for-3 with Nickeas belting a home run and driving in two runs.
Syracuse took a 1-0 lead in the second when Destin Hood had a one-out triple and scored on a single from Jhonatan Solano.
The Bisons continued to pile up hits without a run until Brad Glenn broke through with a solo home run to lead off the fourth. Mike Nickeas added a solo shot to give the Herd a 2-0 lead.
The lead extended to 3-1 in the fifth. Lead off hits from Jared Goedert and Dan Johnson put runners on the corners. Goedert scored on a one-out single from A.J. Jimenez. With two outs, Nickeas drove in Johnson for a 4-1 lead.
In the top of the sixth, Hendriks gave up back-to-back singles. He got out of it as the defense turned a solid double play. With two outs and Brock Peterson on third, Hendriks tried to bare hand a hit from Brian Goodwin, but he missed the ball. Third baseman Jared Goedert picked up the ball and tried to make the play at first, but the throw was late and Peterson scored.
That cut the Bisons’ lead to 4-2 with a runner on base and two outs as the rain came pouring down and the tarp rolled out.