University at Buffalo Baseball

Bulls Fall to High Point in Pitchers' Duel

Mark McMahon and Nick Bellacose combine to allow one earned run

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Mark McMahon

HIGH POINT, NC - In its first game of a southern road swing, the Buffalo baseball team dropped a 4-1 decision at High Point on Friday afternoon. It was a pitchers' duel as both teams allowed only one earned run.

High Point (4-10) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Mike Brushuck singled and drove in Ken Keesee for the Panthers' first run. Chris Draska scored the second run on a sacrifice fly. High Point capped their three-run inning when Matt Christie stole home.

Buffalo (1-4) scored its lone run of the game in the fifth inning when Andrew Wengert (Utica, NY/Proctor) singled and later scored on a Phil Vanhorne (Scarborough, Ontario/Mother Teresa) sacrifice fly. High Point added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Despite the loss, the Bulls got solid pitching from Mark McMahon (West Seneca, NY/Timon/St. Jude) and Nick Bellacose (Clarence, NY/Clarence). McMahon went the first five innings and allowed just one earned run on four hits. Bellacose got the call in the sixth inning and pitched three innings of two-hit ball.

High Point starter Kevin Burch pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, to pick up the victory.

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