Bison men’s baseball takes loss on series

Paige Temple, Contributing Writer

The Bison traveled to Holy Cross this weekend and ended with a 2-1 loss in the series. In game one, Will Greer ’23 (5-1) threw yet another complete game and allowed only five hits. Of those five, only two runners scored, but the Bison only brought around one run – leaving the score at a 2-1 loss for the Orange and Blue. 

The Orange and Blue took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning off a solo home run by Sean Keys ’25 – a career first for Keys. But the Crusaders then responded with a solo home run and in the seventh brought in the second run to cap off the runs for the day. The Bison were limited to four hits on the day, with Grant Voytovich ’24, Jacob Corson ’24 and Tyler Dunn ’25 each posting hits for the Bison despite the defeat.

Game two went right down to the end, with the Crusaders coming back from a 10-4 lead to defeat the Bison 11-10. The Bison started hot and scored six runs in the first three innings. Jake Wortman ’23 started things off in the frame by drawing a walk on four straight pitches with the bases loaded before Kyle Lyons ’23 drove in two runs on an RBI single. Cannizzaro then singled to the pitcher to allow Wortman to score from second on an error in the infield. 

The Crusaders scored seven runs in response during the final three innings, eventually putting them ahead by one to end the game. The Bison managed 13 hits overall, with Dunn, Corson, Lyons and Brendan Lowery ’22 each picking up multiple hits in the 11-10 loss for the Bison.

The Bison turned around their luck on Sunday, pulling out an 8-0 win against the Crusaders to end the weekend on a high note. The Bison shut down the Crusaders for eight scoreless innings led by senior Austin Odell ’22 (5-2). The Orange and Blue came up with 12 big hits to improve to 11-7 in Patriot League play this season. 

Logan Kellerman ’22 proved a major asset for the Bison, recording a career high of four RBIs. Kellerman used a sac fly on a full count to score Corson, giving the Bison a 1-0 lead. Kellerman then brought in two more runs in the fourth, concluding his big day by bringing Corson around on a fielder’s choice. 

The Bison brought in three more runs in the fifth and two in the seventh to give generous support to Odell, who threw a career-high eight innings on Sunday. The Bison capped off their scoring for the day in the seventh when Kellerman brought home Dunn on another sac fly, before another fielding error allowed Kyle Lyons to touch home on a ball put in play by Lowery and give the Bison an 8-0 victory. 

Logan Kellerman spoke at length on the weekend. “I don’t think this weekend went our way,” he admitted. “We didn’t control Saturday’s games but we came back ready to win and took care of business. It was a good test for us this season and we are looking forward to carrying the momentum from Sunday into tomorrow and this weekend,” Kellerman said. 

The Bison will face Lehigh this Saturday at 12 p.m.

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