Canisius won its fourth straight baseball game on Friday, beating Longwood University, 12-6. The win moved the Golden Griffins to 8-4 on the season.
Garrett Cortright continued his excellent pitching for Canisius. He won his fourth decision in as many starts, going 7∑ innings to earn the win. The junior allowed three runs on the day, two earned, while walking three and striking out seven.
Eight Canisius players helped fill the box score in a game played in Farmville, Va. Jesse Kelson had two hits, scored three runs, and drove in a fourth. Senior Brooklyn Foster reached base four times and scored two runs. Senior Jimmy Luppens drove in two runs.
The teams play a twin-bill today.
Elsewhere, Niagara dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Kansas, as the Jayhawks prevailed, 3-2 and 5-4. Niagara fell to 3-12. In the opener, Greg Rodgers tied the game in the sixth with a single to left. But Kansas won the game in the bottom of the ninth. In the nightcap, Ben Zaccagnino took the loss despite not allowing a hit in 2∏ innings.
The teams continue their series today.
SWIMMING: The University at Buffalo moved into second place in the Mid-American Conference men’s swimming and diving championships, taking place in Carbondale, The Bulls’ highlight came in sweeping the 100-yard butterfly. Mike Dugan won in 48.22 seconds, followed by Matt Schwippert and Cory Zorsch. Those three swimmers teamed with Josh Meints to take the 200-yard medley relay. Missouri State leads the competition through two days.
TRACK: University at Buffalo’s Jonathan Jones placed 13th in the shot put and Shante’ White was 15th in the weight throw during the NCAA National Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... Cory Cox of Buffalo State earned All-America honors in the first day of the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Naperville, Ill. Cox finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of 7.02 meters.