The University of Tennessee Martin walked 14 UB hitters and committed four errors. That, and a three run shot by Chris Kwitzer is all UB needed to lock down their second straight win over the skyhawks.
Buffalo got on the board in the bottom of the first. Alex thrower led off the game by drawing a walk, Bobby Sheppard singled, moving thrower to second. Chris Kwitzer hit into a fileders choice that moved Thrower over to third base and Ben Vey dove Thrower in with a fielders choice of his own.
UTM answered with two runs in the bottom of the first. Brandon Mumaw, the Senior transfer, hit the leadoff batter and gave up a single in the next at bat. A single, a walk, and a sacrifice fly later UB was down.
Abrunzo reached in the second on an error and eventually was brought around by Andrew Taft and Brian Dudek. With that the game stayed tied until the 5th inning.
In the 5th Brian Dudek reached on a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice drive by Thrower. UTM walked Sheppard in hopes of setting up the double play but Chris Kwitzer made them pay with a three run shot that put the Bulls up for good. The Skyhawks answered with a home run of their own in the bottom of the fifth but still trailed 5-4.
In the 7th UB would get themselves a bit of breathing room. After getting the first two UB batters Matt McKinstry threw 12 balls over the next 13 pitches. The bases now loaded UTM made a pitching change. The reliever walked in the next two runs before yet another change was made and the Skyhawks got out of the inning.
Once again UTM tried to answer UB runs but was only able to muster one less than the bulls had. Now leading 7-5 UB relied on Mike Kaelin who pitched the last 5 outs of the game, picking up his second save in as many days.
Chris Kwitzer led off the 9th with a single and later scored on an Andrew Taft single. That closed the scoring at 8-5
Player Of The Game
Hard not to give it up to Chris Kwitzer - 4 at bats, three hits, three runs, three RBI's and in the field had four assists.