The Buffalo Bulls headed into their midweek Big 4 matchup hoping to end a three-game losing streak. In their way was Canisius, already 2-1 versus UB this season. Ultimately, the Golden Griffins moved to 3-1 against their crosstown rivals with a 3-1 victory that took 12 innings to resolve.
UB missed a prime opportunity to open the game's scoring in the bottom of the second when they got the bases loaded with one out only to come away with nothing. After getting the opening batter to strike out the Griffs walked Brian Wasilewski and Kyle Brennan, who advanced on a wild pitch before Brian Dudek walked. Canisius was able to get an out at the plate and then a strikeout to end the threat.
Right after the UB threat the visitors went to work in the top of the third. After two quick outs the Griffs caught a break on a throwing error which put Ryan Stekl on base. After a double and a walk Brandon Mumaw walked in the game's first run before retiring the side.
It would stay 1-0 until after the seventh inning stretch. Alex Thrower drew a one-out walk and then stole second to put the Bulls in scoring position. Bobby Shepard tripled in the next at-bat to bring in the tying run.
It would stay that way until the top of the 12th. Canisus found two runs, helped by UB's fifth error of the day, and then held strong during the home half of the inning. The result was a 3-1 defeat and UB's losing streak extending to four games.