With an offensive explosion in the first game and timely base running in the second, Canisius took a doubleheader sweep of the University at Buffalo at Amherst Audubon.
The Golden Griffins (24-14) earned a 15-3 win in the first game bolstered by a seven-run second inning. Brett Siddall drove in five runs going 3-for-4 with a double and triple.
In the second game, the Bulls (17-16) took a 1-0 lead in the first when Nick Sinay got on base via a bunt and later scored on a passed ball. But in the final inning the Griffs scored twice, tying the game on an RBI double from Jose Torralba. Jesse Puscheck reached on a fielder’s choice as Buffalo first baseman Tyler Mautner threw home to get the lead runner. But the tag was late and the run scored putting Canisius ahead, 2-1.
Brandon Bielecki pitched the ninth inning to pick up his third save of the season.
The Bulls host Akron for a three-game series starting Friday while Canisius hosts Youngstown State at the Demske at 3 today.
Men’s basketball: Marcus Posley, a 6-foot-1 guard from Rockford, Ill., has signed a National Letter of Intent with St. Bonaventure.
Posley played this past season at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa after spending the 2012-13 season at Ball State. Posely will have two years of eligibility. At Indian Hills, Posley averaged 13.5 points per game and made 90 three-point field goals in 35 games.
Elsewhere, Ben Wood was promoted to assistant coach on Bobby Hurley’s staff at the University at Buffalo. Wood was the program’s director of basketball operations this past season and was responsible for the team’s video operations and the team’s community relations program. Wood earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Connecticut where he was the head manager for the men’s program.