Bulls Sweep Butler in Doubleheader
Win four-game weekend road series with pair of 9-7 victories
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The University at Buffalo baseball team captured its second four-game weekend road series of the season, earning a pair of 9-7 victories in Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader versus Butler at Bulldog Park.
In the bottom of the fifth, Butler cut Buffalo’s lead in half, 6-3, off an RBI double and a two-run double.
The Bulldogs’ seventh-inning rally came two runs short of a come-from-behind victory. Trailing 9-5 with runners at first and second, Butler’s Corey Moylan cleared the bases with a two-RBI double to left field. With the Bulldogs threatening the Bulls’ lead, closer Kevin Crumb retired the sole Bulldog he faced off a fly ball to center for his second save of the season.
Baldock, Cochrane and Rosenbeck each recorded a pair of hits in the victory. Baldock batted in a team high three runs with six Bulls driving in a run each.
In a bit of deja vu, the Bulls captured a 9-7 victory over the Bulldogs in the nightcap. Once again, Buffalo jumped out to an early lead with Butler threatening in the later innings only to fall short by a pair of runs.
Trailing 7-1, the Bulldogs’ offense cranked out six runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the contest at 7-7.
Senior Charlie Karstedt broke the 7-7 tie in the top of the eighth with a leadoff home run. Later in the inning, with runners at the corners, Pizzuto hit an RBI single to extend the Bulls’ lead to 9-7.
Pizzuto went 3-for-3 with a team high three RBIs. Cochrane, Karstedt, Lawler and junior David Neff each collected a pair of hits with Cochrane and Lawler each driving in a pair of runs.
On Tuesday, March 23, the Bulls (9-8) face Big Four rival Canisius College at the Demske Sports Complex with the opening pitch set for 3:00 pm.
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