(bisons.com) - The Bisons couldn't pull out a win in their final game of the 2011 season at Coca-Cola Field after Dylan Owen left the game with an elbow contusion in the first inning.
The menagerie of pitchers who followed Owen couldn't hold down the Syracuse offense as the Bisons lost the final home game Thursday night 6-2.
Owen was chased from the game because of his injury after the first batter of the game. Brian Sweeney entered the game in relief and allowed two runs to score, one charged to his ERA and one to Owen's.
The Chiefs put up three more runs in the fourth and fifth innings while the Bisons managed to push across two runs in between.
The Bisons MVP Valentino Pascucci got things going for the herd in the fourth inning by drawing a one out walk. Two singles and a strikeout later and the Bisons had the bases loaded with two outs, and Raul Reyes in the batter's box.
After falling into a 1-2 count Reyes worked a walk watching three pitches in a row sail by. As Reyes trotted down to first Pascucci strolled across home for the first of two runs.
Manager Tim Teufel pinch hit for pitcher Jack Egbert with Bubba Bell who found himself in a 1-2 count before singling in Jesus Feliciano. Saloman Manriquez was thrown out at home trying to get the Bisons third run of the game.
The loss in the final home game of the year gives the Bisons a 35-37 record at Coca-Cola Field. It's only the sixth time in the last 24 years that the Herd has had a losing season at Coca-Cola Field.