BUFFALO, W.Va. — Point Pleasant baseball team was held to one hit Tuesday night in a 3-1 loss to non-conference foe Buffalo in Putnam County.
The Bison (1-0) never trailed in the contest as they took the 2-o lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Big Blacks (0-1) finally made it on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth, scoring one run off of a Buffalo error.
The Bison answered right back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the sixth to push its lead to 3-1. Buffalo held PPHS scoreless in the in the top of the seventh and claim the 3-1 victory in the season opener.
The Big Blacks Eric Roberts began the night on the mound giving up just three hits and three walks while striking out six over three innings. Roberts received a no decision. Levi Russell was charged with the loss as he gave up all three run, though just one was earned, on four hits and two walks in 3 innings pitched.
Travis Colman received the win for the Bison after pitching 4.2 innings, striking out eight while giving up just one hit and two walks. Player Lewis received the save for his performance as he struck out six in 2.1 innings while giving up 1 unearned run and one walk.
The lone hit for the Big Blacks was a single by Alex Potter.
Buffalo was paced by Nathan Rhoads with two hits while five other Bison ended up with one hit apiece.
The Big Blacks’ defense was charged with two errors while Buffalo was charged with one. PPHS stranded five runners while Buffalo left nine.