By recent standards this has not been a very good start to conference play from UB baseball. The Bulls lost a lot of talent coming into this season and it's shown with the team limping through out of conference play and going just 4-8 through their first four series against conference opponents.
But while the young team has been busy finding their feet Nick Sinay has made good use of his. In today's 6-0 win over Miami the UB junior made a little school history.
UB Pitchers Dominate Miami; Baseball Downs RedHawks 6-0 On Sunday - Buffalo
As the 7th inning came and the lead still 3-0 for the Bulls, Sinay took over on the base paths to create a run for UB. After he singled to start the inning, Sinay stole second and third base and crossed home plate on another Sheppard RBI single. Sinay finished the game with two steals, giving him five straight games with two stolen bases and his ninth game overall with two or more steals. After stealing second base, Sinay moved into first place in program history in career stolen bases with 59.
The seventh-inning fireworks moved Nick Sinay past Pat Raimondo who played for UB between 1978 and 1980. After the 1980 season Raimondo was drafted by the Dodgers in the 14th round of the 1980 Major League draft. He spent 1980 with Lethbridge, a rookie level team, and then moved up to A ball with Vero Beach in 1981.
Sinay being a junior could be around to build on that record next year but like former teammate Tyler Mautner may get his name called this spring and have to make a decision. Baseball Draft Report has Sinay as someone to watch.
For now, congrats to Nick and keep racking 'em up.