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Bengals to remember Hollander

The Buffalo State softball team continues to take care of business on the field while mourning the loss of its longtime coach.

The Bengals (15-11, 8-4) used a four-run seventh inning against Oneonta to take the opening game, 4-3, and completed the sweep, 8-7, in the nightcap.

Today, the Bengals will remember Sandy Hollander in a campus tribute at the Buffalo State Athletic Arena at 1 p.m. Hollander, the coach for the last 24 years, died April 2 of cancer at the age of 52.

Aleesha Williams (Pioneer) singled down the left field line to put Buffalo State ahead, and the Bengals were able to shut down the Red Dragons in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the win. Breanna Fenski (Maryvale) and Williams each finished 3 for 4.

The Bengals jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the second game and held on for the win, despite committing four errors and giving up 12 hits. Kyrstin Lekki (Niagara-Wheatfield) paced the Bengals with three doubles.


UB baseball wins on walkoff

After suffering nearly half of its 20 losses on walk-off hits, the University at Buffalo baseball team finally got one in its 10th victory.

With the score tied, 6-6, in the bottom of the ninth and the bases loaded with two outs, Alex Baldock lifted a soft fly ball to short right field at Amherst Audubon Field.

With the winds swirling, the ball glanced off the glove of the retreating Akron second baseman, allowing Jon Mestas to score for a 7-6 win. The victory gave UB its first Mid-American Conference series win -- it took two of three games from the Zips since 2010.


Canisius sweeps Peacocks

The Canisius College baseball team returned to Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with a doubleheader sweep of St. Peter's, 6-3 and 10-1, in Jersey City, N.J. The three-game series wraps up today at noon. The Golden Griffins are in a stretch in which they play eight straight road games.

Garrett Cortright of the Griffs struck out nine in seven innings to pick up the win in the opener. In the nightcap, Canisius (19-18) scored five runs in the seventh, three on a Ryan Coppinger homer.