Late Comeback is Not Enough to Boost Bulls Over Bobcats
Erin Zilka went two-for-three with two RBIs
BUFFALO, NY- The University at Buffalo softball team lost a hard fought game to Ohio, 6-5, this afternoon at Nan Harvey Field. Despite a last minute comeback the Bulls could not pull out the win, dropping their record to 18-16 overall.
Both teams were scoreless for the first two innings, before Buffalo took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third. Kristen Gallipani singled through the right side to start the inning off for UB. Candice Sheehan batted it to center field and both runners advanced on the throw. With runners at second and third, Jaime Sheffler earned the RBI on a fielder’s choice to send Gallipani home for the first Buffalo run. With Sheehan at third, Sheffler successfully stole second. Kristin Waldron got on base off an Ohio error, advancing Sheffler to third, while Sheehan scored the unearned run. Terese Diaz singled to center field to earn the RBI as Sheffler advanced home to put the Bulls up by three. The Bobcats quickly responded, putting up two runs in the top of the fourth. Ohio earned four more runs in the top of the sixth to take the lead. UB looked as though they were on the comeback in the bottom of the seventh as Alex Bejarano and Gallipani each singled. Erin Zilka set up two RBIs as she singled to right field and advanced to second on the throw, scoring Bejarano and Gallipani. Ohio's defense was too much for the Bulls and despite the late scoring, the Bulls still went down 6-5. Zilka finished two-for-three with two RBIs on the day.
Diaz started the game on the mound for Buffalo, striking out four Bobcats. Sharon Barr relieved Diaz with 1.2 innings left and held Ohio to one hit and no runs.
The Bulls will get a chance to beat the Bobcats tomorrow when they take on Ohio at 1:00 pm at Nan Harvey Field.
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