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Buffalo baseball secures their place in the MAC Championship Tournament

It's not the strong finish that fans would have liked but it was enough for UB to land the #6 seed in the field of eight MAC teams.

Buffalo came into this weekend series with Bowling Green needing only a win or a loss by one of two teams to secure their spot in the MAC Championship for the third straight season. Despite a rain delay in the Friday game Buffalo got the help they needed to clinch their spot.

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When the field was playable again on Sunday the Bulls finished their first game by beating up on Bowling Green 8-1, but it was all down hill from there for the Boys in Blue and White. Twice in the early innings of a scoreless game two UB left the bases loaded and eventually the Falcons made UB pay, defeating Buffalo by a score of 8-5.

By the time the third game rolled around UB was playing to preserve their depth for the tournament. UB Senior Ryan Goodell will make 1st career start here in game three. It was a pleasant coincidence that UB needed to save their big three and that it was Senior day.

Elsewhere around the MAC things shook out to put Buffalo against Miami, the Redhawks hold the #3 seed after wining the Mid American Conference East division. Last weekend Miami swept UB in a trio of one run games. The MAC tournament is a double elimination affair so after UB beats Miami the Redhawks will have another chance ;)

Here is the full schedule:

2014 MAC Baseball Schedule Of Events

Wednesday, May 21st

Game 1 - No. 3 Miami vs. No. 6 Buffalo, 9:30 a.m.

Game 2 - No. 4 Kent State vs. No. 5 Bowling Green, 1 p.m.

Game 3 - No. 1 Ball State vs. No. 8 Western Michigan, 4:30 p.m.

Game 4 - No. 2 Central Michigan vs. No. 7 Akron, 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 22nd

Game 5 - Game 2 Loser vs. Game 3 Loser, 9:30 a.m.

Game 6 - Game 1 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser, 1 p.m.

Game 7 - Game 1 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, 4:30 p.m.

Game 8 - Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner, 8 p.m.

Friday, May 23rd

Game 9 - Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Loser, 1 p.m.

Game 10 - Game 5 Winner vs. Game 8 Loser, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 24th

Game 11 - Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner, 9:30 a.m.

Game 12 - Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, 1 p.m.

*Game 13 – Game 11 Winner vs. Game 11 Loser, 4:30 p.m.

*Game 14 – Game 12 Winner vs. Game 12 Loser. 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 25th MAC Baseball Championship Game

Game 15 -- Game 11/13 Winner vs. Game 12/14 Winner, Noon (TWCS/ESPN3)

*MAC Championship Game Replay, 3:30 p.m.