The Buffalo Bisons began their 16-game Florida exhibition schedule Tuesday with a 5-1 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Clearwater.
The Herd had only five hits in the loss, one a double by catcher Sean Ochinko and another a double by infielder Kevin Nolan, who scored the lone Buffalo run. Right-hander Tomo Ohka allowed three first-inning runs and took the loss. Right-hander Jesse Hernandez pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
Next for the Bisons will be the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday in Dunedin, Fla. The regular season opens April 3.