The University at Buffalo (27-18) and Niagara (16-32) split a nonleague baseball doubleheader Tuesday in Lewiston with the Bulls winning the first game, 9-1, and Niagara taking the nightcap, 4-3.
Ben Hartz (6-1), the second of three UB pitchers, picked up the win. Mike Scarcello (Bishop Timon-St. Jude) had a two-run single in the fourth and Tyler Mautner’s 19th double of the season drove in two more during the Bulls’ six-run sixth inning.
Niagara came from behind with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to win the second game. then Geoff Sova retired UB in order in the seventh to save it. Pavel Chavez-Rusova doubled home the winning run for the Purple Eagles.