Lindsey Silfer got Canisius (8-20) off to a good start with a three-run homer in the first inning and Erika Mackie pitched a four-hitter as the Golden Griffins defeated the University at Buffalo, 4-1, at Nan Harvey Field in Amherst. UB is 9-20.
Silfer’s drive over the center-field fence followed singles by Jessica Berzins and Alexis Roman against UB starter Lace Smith.
Mackie, a sophomore left-hander, struck out five and walked two in pitching the full seven innings to improve her record to 5-8.
The two teams will meet again on Wednesday, this time at the Demske Sports Complex in the Griffs’ home opener.