(bisons.com)-t's taken nearly three years, but the Bisons could finally break the brooms out of the closets at Coca-Cola Field.
The Herd completed a four-game sweep of the Charlotte Knights with a 5-3 victory on Sunday afternoon. It wasn't a third consecutive walk-off win, but Buffalo still had the late-inning magic to pick up their sixth straight victory.
Rather than scoring in the ninth inning, the Bisons wrapped up their first four-game sweep of an opponent at home since 2011 by scoring twice with two outs in the eighth. Darin Mastroianni ripped a single off the glove of Knights' third baseman Alex Liddi to score Brett Carroll for the game-winning run. Ryan Goins, who was spectacular in the field throughout the game, added the insurance with an RBI-single to score Jack Murphy.
The Bisons defeated Charlotte 6-1 on Thursday night before producing walk-off wins of 1-0 and 6-5 on Friday and Saturday. The four-game sweep in Buffalo is the Herd's first since taking all four games of a set from the Norfolk Tides, June 24-27, 2011.
Buffalo trailed 1-0 in the fourth inning until Dan Johnson lined a two-run home run in the Bully Hill Party Deck. It was the Bisons' first home run in 41 innings. The Bisons then trailed 3-2 until Jared Goedert singled home Johnson with a smash into left field in the seventh.
The Knights, meanwhile, were completely dominated by the Bisons bullpen yet again. In 16 innings during the series, Herd relievers posted 21 strikeouts and allowed just four hits and two walks. On Sunday, John Stilson fanned six of the nine batters he faced for the win, working three innings in relief for the first time in his career. Bobby Korecky worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his second save of the season.