Baseball has tough weekend

Alex Bolinger, Senior Writer

The Bison had a tough weekend against the UConn huskies in a two game series. The games were makeups from earlier this season that were cancelled because of COVID. Although the two games were tough they were important for the Bison to experience before heading into their last series of the regular season. They play Lafayette next weekend in an important series that will decide whether or not the Bison make the Patriot League playoffs.

In the first game of the weekend the Bison had a tough time getting anything going offensively against a talented UConn Huskies squad. The Huskies were able to open up their offense with a four run second inning. That marked the beginning of a tough weekend for the Bison. On the mound, Will Greer ’23 suffered the loss but pitched well against a talented Huskies offense. Senior Matt Otsen ’21 threw towards the end of the game and pitched well in his appearance. Overall, after nine innings the Bison fell 9-1

The second game did not end up any better for the Bison even though they showed good heart. Going into the fourth inning the Bison were only losing 5-4 after an impressive four run 3rd inning. Unfortunately the Bison could not hold on as UConn started to pull away after that, using a 6 run 6th inning. At the end of it the Bison could not manage enough offense to keep up with the impressive Huskies and lost the second game of the weekend 13-6.

“It was not the weekend that anyone wanted, we knew we could keep up with this UConn team if we did everything right. Unfortunately we could not do those things and know we have to switch our attention to the most important series of the season,” said Brenden Tuttle ’21.

The Bison will need to quickly put these two games behind them and move on to playing Lafayette this weekend. This four game series against the Leopards will be the reason why the Bison either make the playoffs or end their season. 

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