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UB, Canisius capture wins in baseball

The University at Buffalo baseball team (20-16, 11-6 Mid-American Conference) rallied for six runs over the final two innings and beat Akron, 11-6, on Sunday.

Freshmen Mike Kaelin pitched 4.1 scoreless innings while Vinny Mallaro went 4 for 4 with three RBIs. Jimmy Topps was credited with the game-winning hit, slapping a two-out single to left center.

Canisius (28-14, 10-4 MAAC) extended its winning streak to six, 8-1 and 7-3, over Marist. Anthony Massicci was 2-for-3 and scored twice in the opener. Junior Devon Stewart (4-5) picked up the win in the nightcap, allowing two runs on five hits through seven innings.

St. Bonaventure (10-25, 4-12 A-19) was held to two hits in a 5-1 loss to Dayton. Justin Brozick’s single in the eighth broke up the no-hit bid by Dayton’s Charlie Dant.

SOFTBALL: UB won at Northern Illinois, 6-2, to sweep a four-game road series for the first time since joining the MAC in 2001. The win was UB’s 25th of the season, tying the 2004 and 2009 teams for most in school history. Holly Luciano was 3-for-4 at the plate.

Niagara swept Rider, 1-0 and 6-2. In the opener, Aileen Hinton singled to score Brittany Richberg with only run in the eighth.

GOLF: St. Bonaventure’s Josh Stauffer finished third and the Bonnies placed eighth as a team in the Atlantic 10 Championship at TPC Tampa Bay. Stauffer entered the final round with a one-stroke lead but shot 7-over 78 for a 54-hole total of 218 (+5). Richmond’s Danny Pizetoski won the title, shooting a final round 70 to finish at 211.