Buffalo shook off a disappointing out of conference loss at Canisius and took to the road for their second Mid American Conference contest of the season. Once again UB bested a western division foe and maintained their conference leading record while keeping pace with MAC East leaders Kent and Miami in the conference hunt.
Mike Mcgee shook off a rough first inning to win Friday Nights game. McGee surrendered two first inning runs but would shut the door on Western Michigan for the rest of his six plus inning game. Meanwhile the offense shelled WMU for six runs in the sixth. Buffalo used five hits to score six runs and blow the game wide open.
River McWilliams made the first of two huge appearances in relief. He entered the game in the bottom of the seventh with two runners on and just one out. He would close out the game with 2.2 innings out of the bullpen, allowing just two hits and working around three errors committed by the UB defense over the final third of the game.
Buffalo would not have such luck in the second contest. Western Michigan got 12 hits and despite only converting 4 of those into runs solid Bronco Pitching would make short work of the Buffalo lineup. UB never got anything going until the top of the 9th. Down 4-3 UB had men on second and third with two outs but the Bulls were unable to get a hit and Western Michigan got their first win of the series.
In the Bumper match Buffalo would score 5 runs in the first two innings but need River McWilliams to come in and save the teams with another solid outing. In the bottom of the 9th Western Michigan had men at second and third with one out but McWilliams forced two short popups to secure the UB win.
Buffalo stay on the road Tuesday with a doubleheader against Saint Bonaventure before coming home to face Toledo.