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UB, Bonnies rally for baseball victories

For the second game in as many days the University at Buffalo baseball team won via walkoff fashion.

Matt Pollock drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Bulls a 5-4 win over Western Michigan in a Mid-American Conference game. Buffalo scored four runs in the final two innings to improve to 15-12 overall and 6-4 in the MAC.

In Friday’s win Kyle Figgins drew a bases-loaded walk to bring in the winning run.

UB trailed by three runs, 4-1, going into the bottom of the eighth, but managed to tie it. Of the team’s 12 hits, seven came in the final two innings.

Anthony Magovney pitched a solid 6∏ innings, but did not figure in the decision. Mike Kaelin got the win in relief allowing just two hits in 2∑ innings.

St. Bonaventure erupted for four runs in the 11th inning and held on for an 8-6 win over George Mason in Fairfax, Va. The three-game weekend series concludes today.

George Mason scored twice in its half of the 11th, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Bonnies from winning their second conference game.

Thad Johnson (Frewsburg) went 3 for 6 with two runs scored as the Bonnies out-hit the hosts, 15-6.

Tyler Bell went 4 for 6 with two RBIs and a run scored. Connor Grey threw 6∏ innings, surrendering just four hits and three earned runs.

SOFTBALL: Tori Speckman pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Sammi Gallardo homered twice as the University at Buffalo blanked Eastern Michigan, 7-0.

Speckman got plenty of run support as three players hit home runs. Gallardo led off the first inning with a solo shot to right center. She later sent an 0-1 pitch over the left field fence for her 11th of the season, which set the UB single-season home run record.

Freshman Jessica Taylor hit a two-run homer, the first of her career, giving the Bulls a 5-0 lead.

Canisius, winners of its last three games, fell hard to Manhattan, dropping a doubleheader, 3-0 and 3-1.

The visiting Griffs dropped the nightcap when Mickayla Romero had a three-run walkoff homer to left.

Val Nappo (Clarence) had a double in the second game, the 20th of her career. Canisius falls to 10-22 overall and 1-5 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

MEN’S LACROSSE: Canisius (6-5) held off a late rally to beat Quinnipiac, 11-10, to give the second place Griffs a 3-2 record in the MAAC.

Junior Tim Edwards became the 18th player in the program’s history to reach 100 career points, netting two goals and two assists. He sits at 103 points on 43 goals and 60 assists.

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