The University at Buffalo baseball team scored five times in the bottom of the ninth to overcome a 4-0 deficit and surprise Central Michigan, 5-4, on Saturday at Monroe Community College in Rochester. It was UB’s Mid-American Conference season opener. The game was played at Monroe because it has an artifical turf surface.
Alex Baldock hit the walk-off double to drive in Jason Kanzler, after Kanzler had just hit a three-run double to tie the game. Left handed Ben Hartz (2-0) picked up the win in relief.
It was the first time since 2002 UB opened its conference schedule with a win.
WOMEN’S TRACK: Buffalo State broke the school record in the 4x400 relay by nearly 9 seconds at the Emory Invitational in Atlanta. Sasa Vann, Jazmin Dunham, Sasha Henry and Tara Murphy placed second in 3:57.15 to eclipse the previous record from 2007 of 4:06.92.
SWIMMING: The University at Buffalo’s Brittney Kuras broke her own school record in the 100 freestyle prelims at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis. Kuras set the mark in winning her heat in 48.79 seconds to finish 19th overall.
MEN’S LACROSSE: Medaille’s Brock Levick scored a school-record 10 goals and became the Mavs’ career points leader in a 25-1 win in a nonleague game played in the snow at Franciscan in Steubenville, Ohio. The junior attack now has 178 points, topping the 176 by David Bennett since 2009.