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Buffalo Bulls Baseball Fall to JMU

You can't ask for much of a better start than UB got in their season opening inning against JMU. The Bulls started the season quick as Sinay and Ben Haefner recorded back-to-back singles into centerfield to start off the game. The pair then executed a double steal to give UB two runners in scoring position with no outs. Unfortunetly for the Bulls, a pair of strikeouts and a ground ball to second base ended the threat in the first inning.

Sinay and Haefner getting stranded in the first was part of a trend. On the day UB left 13 men on base. As a result the Bulls dropped the game by a 5-4 decision.

James Madison got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning but the Bulls responded quickly in the third with four runs. Sinay led of the inning with a bunt single and then a steal. Haefner brought Sinay in with a double and he was in turn scored on a single by Vinny Mallaro. UB's scoring for the day was completed when juco transfer Mike Abrunzo stepped up to the plate and hit a home run over left-center field.

After a scoreless fourth, James Madison chased McGee in the fifth after he walked the bases loaded. Anthony Magovney entered for the Bulls from the bullpen and allowed a bases clearing triple to Michael Sciorra, which tied the game at four. The next batter was able to knock Sciorra in on a single before Magovney got out of the fifth with a strikeout and caught stealing.

Sinay finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of hit by pitches and also matched a career-high with three stolen bases. Heafner finished with a pair of hits while Brian Dudek had a single and Brent Cleland recorded a double in the losing effort.