Buffalo State’s softball season came to an end on Friday afternoon, as the Bengals dropped a 14-6 decision to Cortland in the SUNYAC Championships in Oneonta.
Cortland jumped ahead, 7-1, through two innings and stayed in the lead from there. Stephanie Nova (Depew) had three hits and scored two runs for the Bengals.
The Bengals had stayed alive earlier in the day. They topped New Paltz, 6-3, to advance in the loser’s bracket of the competition. The game was suspended from Thursday due to thunderstorms.
Joanna Bardak (Amherst) had three hits and drove in four runs for the Bengals (19-15). She had a two-run homer in the first inning. Shelly Maggard (Niagara Wheatfield) went 2 for 4 and scored two runs. Buffalo State finished the season with a 19-16 record.
Elsewhere, Pitt-Bradford defeated D’Youville, 3-0, in the first round of the AMCC tournament in Erie, Pa. The Panthers scored one run in the first inning and two more in the second. MacKenzie Kehlenback was 2 for 3 with a double for D’Youville. The Spartans will play in the elimination bracket of the tournament today at 9 a.m.
BASEBALL: St. Bonaventure took a 4-3 decision over visiting Rhode Island to open a three-game series. Bradley Gresock homered for the Bonnies, while pitcher Thad Johnson got the game’s final out with runners on second and third. St. Bonaventure has won three of its last four.
VOLLEYBALL: The University at Buffalo announced that seven players will be joining the women’s volleyball team next season. First-year coach Reed Sunahara said the list includes Danielle Marotto, a defensive specialist who played high school volleyball in Lancaster. Marotto was at UMass-Boston for two years.