Niagara third baseman Geoff Hoover hit a solo homer in the first inning and a two-run double in the fourth Monday to power Niagara to an 8-5 victory over Marist and a split of their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader.
Brian Spadafino added a two-run single in the victory while Peter Nastase had two hits, including a solo homer.
Marist took the opener, 3-2.
SOFTBALL: Nicole Cefaratti (West Seneca West) went 6 for 8 with two RBIs on the day as Buffalo State swept a pair from St. John Fisher, 5-3 and 10-7. Kari Raymond pitched both games for the Lady Bengals (8-4), improving her record to 5-2. Tonawanda graduate Tami Thuman went 4 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs in the finale.