After Saturday’s big storm, the Bison still played their baseball game. They were scheduled to play Chaska at 6 p.m., but the game was delayed. After the rain stopped, the team had to clean up the field, and the game didn’t start until 8 pm. That didn’t stop the Bison from getting the win, 4-3 over Chaska.
Saturday’s game was played to honor Sam Munoz. Sam was a Buffalo baseball player who died in a car accident when he was a sophomore. He loved baseball and every year the varsity team plays a game in memory of Sam.
Junior Jason Senger pitched the whole game.
“Saturday was so much fun to play in front of a huge crowd and win a close game,” said Senger. “We beat a very good team and hopefully we can carry that win to sections. Everybody played that game for Sam, because he loved the game of baseball.”
The Bison were down 3-1 going into the 7th inning, it was their last chance to come back. With bases loaded junior Brennan Gilyard ripped a base hit into the outfield scoring two runs to tie the game. Next, with runners in scoring position Chaska moved in an outfielder to have 5 infielders to try and stop the runners from scoring. Senior Tim Kunze hit a base hit to right field scoring the winning run.
“Coming out with a win against a good team like Chaska shows a lot about our team,” said Senior Colton Haight. “It puts us in a good spot for sections to push farther into the playoffs. It’s the way Sam would have wanted to be remembered, with us playing the good game he loved.”
The Bison’s next game is Saturday when they face New Prague in Sections.
Photos by Mariah Brings