BaseBull Weekend - Buffalo Opens MAC Play

Opening up Conference play at "Home" could help Buffalo start off conference play with some wins.

Buffalo's 10-9 record to date has them unexpectedly entering conference play at the top of the the MAC East. UB's surprising start has been fueled in large part by relatively consistent quality pitching which has allowed the Bulls to win games even when their bats are quiet. In past years that has not been the case.

Junior Mike Burkehas already once been named the Mid-American Conference East Division's Pitcher of the Week. The Bulls pitching staff as a whole are sporting the third best ERA in the conference (4.19), the third lowest opposing batting average (.274), and first in the conference in saves (4).

At the plate UB is hoping that Jimmy Topps continues the hot streak which earned him MAC East Division Player of the Week. Topps was a tough out last week batting .615 (8-13) over six games. On Wednesday, he went 2-2 with a walk against a Vanderbilt team that came into the day ranked second in the nation.

He then helped the Bulls to a doubleheader sweep with two singles and a triple, scoring all three times, in a win over Oakland. He then capped the day with a single and stolen base, along with a perfectly executed suicide squeeze to drive in a run in a win over Dayton. On Sunday, he ended his week with another perfect day, going 2-2 with an RBI, another walk and two more stolen bases in a win over Dayton.

CMU is basking in their program's 2000th win. Right now the chips have two players batting above .300. Sophomore Nick Regnier and freshman Logan Regnier lead the chips who overall are batting .250 on the year.

This weekends games -

Day Opponent Location Time Links
Friday Saturday
vs. Central Michigan * Monroe Community College TBD Live stats
Sunday vs. Central Michigan * Monroe Community College TBD Live stats
Sunday vs. Central Michigan * Monroe Community College TBD Live stats

* The games are in Monroe County because of the field conditions in Amherst.


Central Michigan at Buffalo

Buffalo
Record: 10-9 (0-0 MAC)

Central Michigan
Record: 9-10 (0-0 MAC)

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Fri March 8 6:00 PM

Rank Buffalo Category CMU Rank
134 0.271 Batting Average 0.25 210
126 5.5 Scoring 5.4 134
120 104 Runs 103 124
120 173 Hits 170 135
111 1.68 Doubles PG 1.42 187
105 32 Doubles 27 154
79 0.32 Triples PG 0.47 18
61 6 Triples 9 14
47 0.63 Home Runs PG 0.53 75
44 12 Home Runs 10 69
77 0.397 Slugging Percentage 0.36 147
147 1 Stolen Bases PG 2.11 24
141 19 Stolen Bases 40 18
58 83 Base on Balls 72 106
47 18 Sacrifice Bunts 10 179
49 27 Hit by Pitch 20 121
41 11 Sacrifice Flies 6 156
137 4.19 Earned Run Average 4.37 156
247 5.6 Strikeouts P.9.I 7.9 50
163 9.42 Hits Allowed P.9.I 9.11 136
160 3.86 Walks Allowed P.9.I 4.63 236
222 0.955 Fielding Percentage 0.957 217
124 0.79 Double Plays PG 0.47 259
110 15 Double Plays 9 236
87 0.373 On Base Percentage 0.337 201
219 1.46 Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio 1.71 163
128 0.526 WL Pct 0.474 158
163 1.48 WHIP 1.53 187
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