Alec Tuohy was not lights out today but keeping Kentucky to 5 runs, all earned in single run innings, should have been enough to keep UB competitive. Unfortunately for Buffalo after tying the game in the second inning, on an unearned run, they could not muster any kind of offense.
So as the innings rolled along UB fell further behind. One painful run at a time.
The wildcats took the lead, 1-0, after the first inning but the Bulls would briefly make a game of it.
In the top of the second inning Vinny Mallaro opened with a walk and then Mike Abrunzo hit a hard single to left field. The pair advanced a base on a wild pitch before Connor Regan reached on an error by the shortstop, scoring Mallaro for his third RBI of the season.
And offensively that was about it for UB. They seldom reached base after the second and when they did there was no support from later batters.
When UK looked like they were going to unload on UB in the 7th Logan Harasta came in with runners at 2nd and 3rd with two outs. He managed to get the next batter and closed out the game going 1.1 innings in relief while allowing no runs or hits and striking out one Kentucky batter.
Player of the game:
It might not look like a lot on paper but Logan Harasta's 1.1 inning performance was solid and hopefully bodes well for the mid game reliever.