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CANISIUS GAINS SOFTBALL SPLIT WITH BONA

After losing, 7-6, in eight innings, Canisius battled back behind the timely hitting of Jesse Rosenhahn and Tracy Horvath to split a softball doubleheader against visiting St. Bonaventure by winning the nightcap, 6-1, Saturday.

Rosenhahn and Horvath each had an RBI single in the Griffs' three-run third inning and two-run fourth as Canisius improved to 4-13 and dropped Bona to 7-7.

In the first game, each team scored three times in the seventh on three-run home runs by Rosenhahn and Bona's Bree Robinson, and the Bonnies outslugged the Griffs four runs to three in the eighth.

In Port Richey, Fla., Erie CC (3-7) was shut out twice in the Pasco Hernandez Tournament, losing to North Florida, 2-0, and to Lake City (33-3), Florida's No. 1 ranked junior college team, 6-0. Sarah Stevenato pitched a two-hitter for the Lady Kats in the first game, while Mary Dennison had ECC's only hit in the nightcap.

BASEBALL: Ryan LaMattina (Fredonia) pitched a four-hitter and Tom Thiebaud and Eric Hemphill had RBIs in St. Bonaventure's 2-1 second-game win over defending Atlantic 10 champion Xavier. The Musketeers won the opener, 5-4, in eight innings.

MEN'S TRACK: Fredonia State took the first five places in the long jump (worth 16 points) and went 1-2-3 in the 200 meters to total 129 1/2 , while runner-up UB had 66, Rochester 59, Alfred 39 and Houghton 1 1/2 at Rochester. The Blue Devils' Joe Hackrott won the long jump at 6.79 meters, followed by Mike Stuart, Charles Ingham, Dan Miskey and John Brown. Fredonia's Greg Hacic (22.82 seconds), Luis Irene and Dan Wheeler were the top three in the 200. UB's Neil Murray (4.58 meters) and Steve Montone were 1-2 in the pole vault.

WOMEN'S TRACK: UB's Ruth Conlon met an NCAA meet qualifying standard in the hammer throw with a school-record 171-foot, 6-inch effort in the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State.

In Rochester, Jen Kilborn and Alycia Croak were 1-2 in the triple jump, and Jen Roseti and Amanda Kharaitis took 1-2 in the high jump as UB finished second to Fredonia in a four-team meet. Fredonia had 73 points, UB 58, Rochester 55 and Alfred 15.

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING: Mindy Fox was fifth in solo, while Fox and Michelle Bilkey placed seventh in duet and Canisius was fifth in team event as the Griffins finished third overall in the U.S. Collegiate Championships at the University of Minnesota. Canisius had 60 points behind Stanford's 94 and Ohio State's 88. Stanford ended Ohio State's run of an unprecedented 13 straight titles.

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