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NCAA Baseball Buffalo takes two from Toledo

UB Won it's third straight MAC series two games to one over the Toledo Rockets

Buffalo took the first two games of the series but Toledo finally silenced UB's bats and got their offense moving in the third game to deprive the Bulls of their first sweep of the season.

Game 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toledo (10-17) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 7 1
Buffalo (15-12) 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 X 6 9 2

In game one UB brought back the big bats that have been missing since conference plat started. Buffalo knocked out three home runs and a pair of doubles to toal six runs against the rockets.

Jason Kanzler was one of four UB hitters to have multi-hit games. He went three for four with a home run, a double, a single, two runs, and three runs batted in. Tyler Mautner and Jon Mestas hit the other UB home runs.

Mike McGee started for UB and earned his third straight win while River McWilliams earned his 5th save which set the program record for a single season.

Game 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toledo (10-18) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0
Buffalo (16-12) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 X 3 7 1

UB was unable to rekindle their offensive power in the second game of the series but they did get an amazing outing from Anthony Magovney. The pitchers complete game one run effort was his third straight win.

The game was 1-0 going into the bottom of the eighth when Jimmy Topps legged out a two base hit from s short hit over the first baseman head. The Rockets then walked Jason Kanzler. UB countered with Alex Baldock came in as a pinch hitter and bunted them both over. Toledo then gave Mautner a pass to load the bases. With two outs Jon Mestas came through in the clutch and hit a 2-2 pitch past a diving third baseman and shortstop to score Topps and Kanzler, who hustled home from second and beat the throw

That was the difference as Toledo was able to knock one run in during the top of the 9th. .

Game 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toledo (11-18) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 6 15 2
Buffalo (16-13) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

During the final game the Rockets were finally on their game while UB struggled to get anything going. Toledo's small ball philosophy broke out mid way through the game as the rockets scored in every inning after the 4th while holding UB to jsut four hits on the game.

UB now sits at 6-3 in conference and has kept pace with Kent in the East. Both teams lost a game on division leader Miami who is on their way to a sweep of Akron. UB is off until next weekend when they go on the road to take on Eastern Michigan.