Tonawanda News — Unfortunately, that was all the offense Buffalo could muster. After the Bats intentionally walked Ryan Langerhans to load up the bases, Mike McCoy was called on a third strike that sent Marty Brown to home plate to contest the call. He, like Hinshaw, was ejected soon after. After Jim Negrych struck out for the second out of the inning, up to the plate stepped Anthony Gose, who had already left three men on base earlier in the game.
Gose went down on a third strike, leaving a total six men on base and the game tied.
Buffalo again loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth but failed to produce the game winning run.
Luckily for the Boy Scouts who were among the thousands in attendance, they got to stay for the ending. As they were setting up their tents following a game that lasted more than four hours, the players were heading home for rest and a quick turnaround. The same two teams will face each other again this afternoon beginning at 1:05 p.m.
“I’m sure those guys are going to come up,” said Nunnally. “They’re going to be ready to go.”
Ramon Ortiz is scheduled to start on the mound for Buffalo while Pedro Villarreal will pitch for Louisville.