Edit - 4:19... The livestats format fooled me, or I'm just a fool... Game is now tied going to extra innings
Edit - 5:07... UB falls 7-6
The Bulls entered game three of their series against Miami having yet to score a run on the East leading RedHawks. Buffalo took very little time to remedy that but UB's first offense of the series was not enough to overcome a Miami flurry in the middle innings.
Bobby Shepard started the day right with lead off single to right field. The Bulls would load the bases when Ben Haefner and Chris Kwitzer were hit by pitches. Vinny Mallaro drove in UB's first run of the weekend with a single. Unfortunately for UB they were able to do no more damage even though the bases were loaded with no outs.
That would come back to bite UB later in the game. Miami would tie the game in the next inning.
The Bulls retook the lead in the home half of the second. A two out Eddie Edwards double was followed by a Bobby Sheppard single which made the score 2-1.
UB hurler Shawn Dubin was throwing great through five innings. In the sixth inning Miami started with a single, walk, and beamed batter loaded the bases with no outs. After giving up the tying run Dubin was pulled for Mike Kaelin. Kaelin got UB out of the inning without giving up any more runs.
Miami scored a pair in the 7th to take their first lead of the game. Putting UB down 4-2.
Buffalo put on the rally caps in the 8th.
Alex Thrower and Bobby Shepard drew back to back walks and then Thrower stole third. A Haefner single brought the Bulls withing a run. Two batters later Mike Abrunzo and Andrew Taft drew back to back bases loaded walks to take the lead.
That set up a bit ninth inning for Brandon Mumaw, brought in to close out the game. Mumaw blew though the first two Miami batters before letting the RedHawks get the tying run on base with a walk. Then disaster struck as the RedHawks hit a two run homer to
win the game and sweep the series take a lead into the home half of the ninth.
UB would tie the game on a Haefner double to right field which scored Bobby Sheppard. Neither team was able to produce any runs in the 10th or 11th, despite UB really threatening.
Miami got ahead by one in the seventh when the Bulls misplayed a fly and that's all the RedHawks would need.