FORT MILL, SC (Bisons.com) - With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Jack Egbert relieved Josh Edgin in a bid to extend the game another inning.
It was not meant to be. Hector Gimenez singled to score Greg Golson, and Charlotte knocked off the Bisons in extra innings.
The 10th inning magic led Charlotte to a 3-2 win over Buffalo Friday, giving the Knights the early lead in the four-game series in Charlotte. The Bisons have now lost two in a row after winning three straight in Gwinnett.
The Knights' winning run was set up quickly. Josh Edgin replaced Dylan Owen heading into the 10th, and Golson took advantage with a leadoff double. A sacrifice bunt sent Golson to 3rd, giving Gimenez the opportunity to display his late heroics.
The Bisons had a chance of their own in the top of the 10th, but could not capitalize. Lucas May oened the extra frame with a double, but Knights pitcher Gregory Infante was able to retire the next three Bisons batters in order.
The Bisons used some 9th-inning magic of their own to extend the game to extra innings. Down 2-1 heading into the top of the 9th, Valentino Pascucci opened the frame with a double into right field. Michael Fisher promptly entered the game as a pinch runner for Pascucci.
Josh Satin was next at bat, and he made no mistake. Satin ripped a single into center field, scoring Fisher and tying the game.
The Knights opened the scoring early, with a 1st-inning Dan Johnson single that scored Golson. Golson had opened the bottom of the 1st with a double.
It took the Bisons seven innings to produce any runs of their own. Trailing 1-0 through six, Matt Tuiasosopo produced a double that scored Pascucci. The Knights responded with a run of their own in the 8th, setting the stage for the Bisons' 9th-inning heroics.
Garrett Olson started for the Bisons and produced a quality start, allowing only four hits in 6.2 innings of work. Olson had ten strikeouts, compared to only one walk. Olson received a no-decision on the night, with reliever Josh Edgin getting the loss.
The Bisons get right back to work against the Knights Saturday, looking to end the two-game skid. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m.