The Bulls looked to win a series at Northeastern but came up short as the Huskies' pitching kept UB down and a first inning bust game NEU everything they would need.
The Bulls used a lot of arms in games one and two so today's start went to Shawn Dubin, his second of the season. The JUCO transfer from Erie Community College was a bit overwhelmed in the first inning, giving up a quick three runs to the Huskies.
Chris Kwitzer got one of those back with a solo home run in the top of the second and the Bulls. But after Kwitzers shot UB was unable to put anything together.
In the 4th and 5th innings UB had a man on first with one out and each time hit into a double play to end the inning. Meanwhile Northeastern continued to play small ball while they built their lead up. By the time UB strung together two hits in an inning it was the top of the 8th 6-1 in favor of the Huskies.
UB hard runners on the corners but were shut down and came away empty. Northeastern added two insurance runs in the bottom
Finally, in the 9th UB broke through. After a few walks and a single the bases were loaded for Ben Vey who drew a walk to score. A wild pitch made the score 8-3 and a final hit made the score 8-4.
UB is done with the bulk of their non conference schedule and are set to being playing against Mid American foes and other members of the Big Four (Caisius, Niagara, and Saint Bonaventure). They play one against the Griffs, at the Demske Sports Complex, on Tuesday and then against Toledo next weekend.