Mid American Conference Baseball Tournament Results

Buffalo's draw in the first round of this seasons MAC tournament meant facing off against the conference pitcher of the year, Seth Varner. Early on it looked like Varner would coast. The Batavia Ohio native struck out three in the first, allowing a single hit. In the bottom of the first Miami would go to work with a man on first and two out. A walk and a pair of singles gave Miami a 2-0 lead after the first inning.

UB finally found an answer for Varner though. The Bulls played small ball in the second and third inning as tpiled up seven hits for four runs, two runs in each inning.

re 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Buffalo 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 15 1
Miami 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 5 9 0

Kyle Brennan would add a solo shot in the 5th to up UB's lead to 5-2. Then fielding, the bane of UB's season, came into play.

With one out in a 5-3 game a fielding error by Tyler Mautner allowed Miami to score, bringing the game to a 5-4 mark after the 5th. For the next two innings it was a pitching Duel between Huhges, last weeks MAC Pitcher of the week and Varner, the conferences Pitcher of the year.

After three scoreless innings of Mike Richards would up UB's lead to 6-4 with a single that scored Tyler Mautner. UB would need that insurance run as Miami got a pair of one out hits to put runners on second and third. UB countered by sending in Mike Kaelin to relieve Hughes.

Kaelin would give up a sac fly, intentionally walk a batter and then close out the game with another flyout.

Buffalo will move on to play the winner of tonight's game between Akron and Central Michigan. This season the Bulls swept Akron in Buffalo and lost their seriece at Central Michigan 2 games to one. First Pitch is at 4:30 eastern time tomorrow.

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