Blackcats fall to Buffalo in hard-fought pitching duel


Mexia shortstop Case Adair slowly rises to his feet after stealing second base in the Blackcats game against Buffalo Tuesday evening. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Tuesday evening couldn’t have been much worse for the Mexia Blackcats baseball team and their fans. While the game was hard fought and basically boiled down to a pitcher’s duel that eventually leaned in favor of Buffalo, 3-1, fans and players had to endure unseasonably cold temperatures. But the worst part of the whole evening had to be the most-annoying version of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” that was played prior to the start of the bottom of the sixth inning.
As far as the game went, Mexia played one of their hardest fought baseball games this season despite the outcome.
After playing two scoreless innings, the Blackcats looked to be on the verge of breaking the game wide open after getting a couple of players on base, but the Bison’s defense halted the Mexia advance and the score still remained knotted at zero.
Buffalo managed to break the scoreless drought in the game with one run in the bottom of the third after Ryder reached base on an error and later scored.
The Blackcats kept fighting back and never gave up in this game.

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