The University at Buffalo’s record-setting baseball season is history.
Toledo beat the Bulls for the second time in three days on Friday night in Avon, Ohio, leading to UB’s elimination from the Mid-American Conference Tournament via 4-1 decision.
The loss caps a season in which the Bulls set a program record for wins in a season (33), while MAC Player of the Year Jason Kanzler set the school record for RBIs in a season.
Two days after losing a 12-10 slugfest to the Rockets, UB failed to get timely hits with runners in scoring position. The Bulls left the bases loaded in the first and left runners stranded in scoring position six times overall. UB left nine on base, including seven through the first five innings. Kanzler went 2 for 4 and drove in his 57th run of the season for UB (33-24).
Tyler Grogg went 3 for 5 and scored twice for Toledo (24-32).
Rain delayed the start of all games during the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament in Trenton, N.J. Canisius’ game against Rider, which began close to 10 p.m., was suspended after four innings tied 5-5. The game will resume at 2 p.m. today with the winner advancing to Sunday’s championship round. The loser will face Siena at 6 p.m. tonight with the winner of this game advancing to Sunday’s title round.
The Golden Griffins opened the MAAC Tournament with a 2-1 win over Marist.
Niagara County Community College (37-16) opens the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament today against Montgomery, Md. (40-15) in Tyler, Texas.
NCCC was national runner-up last year.
TRACK AND FIELD: In men’s shot put, UB sophomore Jonathan Jones finished second at the NCAA East Regionals with a throw of 62 feet, 6½ inches to advance to the NCAA Championship meet.
UB’s Shant’e White also advanced to the NCAAs by placing eighth in the women’s hammer throw at 199-3. In the same event, Lancaster product Melissa Kurzdorfer of Penn State also advanced, placing seventh at 199-10.
At the NCAA Division III meet, Buffalo State’s Sasha Henry and Jazmin Durham set school records in reaching the finals of their events.
Henry was the top qualifier in the 100-meter dash (11.84 seconds), while Durham finished the 100 hurdles in a school-mark 14.05.