A four-run seventh inning and a three-run eighth inning propelled the Buffalo Bisons past the Charlotte Knights by a score of 9-4 on Friday in the opening game of their three-game series from Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY.
Buffalo's seven-run outburst spoiled a solid outing by Charlotte starter Carson Fulmer.
Jake Elmore hit an RBI single in the seventh inning, and Jonathan Diaz went 1 for 2 for the Buffalo Bisons.
The single by Elmore came in the midst of a four-run inning and gave the Bisons a 5-4 lead. Later in the inning, Mike Ohlman hit an RBI double, scoring Elmore.
Matt Dermody (5-0) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Matt Purke (1-2) took the loss in the International League game.
Buffalo took advantage of some erratic Charlotte pitching, drawing a season-high eight walks in its victory.
The Knights will continue their three-game series against the Buffalo Bisons on Saturday with a 6:05 p.m. game from Coca-Cola Field.