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Buffalo State softball goes to bat vs. cancer

The Buffalo State softball team dropped a doubleheader, 5-3, and 5-2, to Cortland on Strike Out Cancer Day. The Bengals wore pink uniforms to raise money and awareness to assist in the battle against cancer.

The Bengals fell behind, 4-0, in both games. Kate Brownell and Carley Knight (Lew-Port) had two hits each with a double in the first game. Stephanie Novo (Depew) and Joanna Bardak (Amherst) scored for the Bengals in Game 2. The Bengals fall to 12-10 overall and 6-4 in the SUNYAC.

• St. Bonaventure split a doubleheader with visiting Dayton winning the opener, 5-4 and dropping the nightcap, 3-0.

In their win, the Bonnies took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Desiree Gonzalez singled to drive in Ashley Snider (Lancaster). Gonzalez and Grace Rooney had two hits each.

In the second game, the Bonnies fell behind 2-0. They were held to five hits and left 10 runners on base.

TRACK AND FIELD: Jonathan Jones (Portville) broke the school record in the shot put with a 65-2¼ effort to highlight performances for the University at Buffalo at the UB Open.

The field included the men’s and women’s squads from Canisius and Niagara. Jones also holds the school record for the indoor shot. He’s currently ranked No. 2 in the NCAA in the shot.

The UB women took 16 first places, while the men won 10 at the event held at UB Stadium for the first time since 2010. The Bulls dominated the relays and the sprint events to help secure the win.

In the women’s 2,000 meter steeplechase, Chrissy Clarkin won in a season-best 7:08.07. In the women’s 1,500 run, Meghan Manley picked up her first win of the season winning by a nearly 3-second margin.

BASEBALL: St. Bonaventure was outhit, 15-4, in an 8-1 loss to visiting Fordham. The Bonnies trailed 6-0 after seven innings before Thad Johnson (Frewsburg) scored his team’s only run in the eighth inning.

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