A huge inning-opening error provided the spark the University at Buffalo baseball team needed to rally for an 8-7 come-from-behind win Friday. It came over Western Michigan in a Mid-American Conference game played at Tribune Field on the campus of Monroe Community College in suburban Rochester.
Nick Sinay ignited the comeback as he reached via a two-base error on the left fielder and scored on Matt Pollack’s double to left to tie the game at 7-7. Pinch-hitter Kyle Figgins ended it by drawing a bases-loaded walk with two outs to force home Pollack (3 for 5, three runs) with the winning run.
Tyler Mautner finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs for UB (14-12, 5-4), Cory Folk picked up the win, yielding just one hit over 1∏ innings. The Broncos fell to 13-16, 4-6 in the MAC.
The same teams play at 1 p.m. today at MCC.
SOFTBALL: UB (18-17, 2-2) split a doubleheader with Mid-American Conference guest Central Michigan at Nan Harvey Field. During the Bulls’ 5-2 triumph, Sammi Gallardo belted a lead-off home run to spark a three-run first inning for UB. Haley Barrow followed with a two-run shot later in the frame. Savanna Norcio collected two of the Bulls’ three hits during a 5-1 loss to Central Michigan (25-11, 4-2) in the nightcap. Barrow had the other hit for the Bulls.
LACROSSE: Canisius junior midfielder Tim Edwards was added to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List. The award honors the top college lacrosse players in the country. There are now 66 on the watch list.
Edwards ranks third in the nation in faceoff-winning percentage (67.9), 14th in assists per game (2.0) and 19th in ground balls per game (6.7). He leads the Griffins with 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists).