CLEVELAND, OH - The Mid-American Conference announced today the Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the eight spring sports during the 2016-2017 academic season. Among the list of 186 athletes, were eight University at Buffalo student-athletes. This list was voted on by the faculty athletic representatives, and represents the "best of the best" from each sports' Academic All-MAC teams.
BUFFALO, NY – For the second straight season, senior Vinny Mallaro was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Mideast All-Region second team. Mallaro was one of six Mid-American Conference players to earn a spot on one of the All-Region teams.
BUFFALO, NY – For the sixth straight season, the University at Buffalo baseball team saw one of their own selected in the Major League Baseball Draft as junior right-handed pitcher Logan Harasta was selected in the 7th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants. Harasta becomes the second highest UB player selected in the MLB Draft since 2000 as Tom Murphy was taken in the 3rd round by the Colorado Rockies in 2012.
BUFFALO, NY – For the second straight season, the University at Buffalo baseball team saw six student-athletes earn Academic All-MAC honors, as announced by the conference office. Alec Tuohy and Ben Haefner earned the recognition for the third straight season while Brent Cleland. Ben Vey, Eddie Edwards III and Kyle Brennan each earned the nod for the second straight season.
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo baseball team saw four student-athletes earn All-MAC honors on Tuesday night, as announced by the league at their annual postseason awards presentation. The Bulls placed Ben Haefner and Chris Kwitzer on the First Team All-MAC squad, senior Vinny Mallaro on Second Team All-MAC and senior Alex Thrower earned All-Defensive team honors.
KALAMAZOO, MI – The University at Buffalo baseball team (17-34, 8-16 MAC) dropped a pair of Mid-American Conference games to the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday afternoon. The Bulls fell 7-2 in the first game of the afternoon and 7-3 in the second game as UB wasn’t able to secure a spot in the upcoming MAC Tournament.
KALAMAZOO, MI – The University at Buffalo baseball team (17-32, 8-14 MAC) wasn’t able to hang onto the lead in the bottom of the ninth inning on Thursday afternoon on the road at Western Michigan as the Broncos provided a walk-off RBI single to collect the 6-5 win. The Bulls struggled all afternoon long with runners on base as they left 16 runners on in the loss.
BUFFALO, NY – It was a fitting end to the final home game at Amherst Audobon Field in program history for the University at Buffalo baseball team (17-31, 8-13 MAC) on Tuesday afternoon as senior second baseman Brian Dudek connected on a walk-off solo home run to right field in the 10th inning to give UB the 10-9 come-from-behind win over cross-town rival Niagara. The walk-off win for the Bulls was their first of the season and it marked Dudek's first career walk-off home run.
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo baseball team (16-33, 8-13 MAC) dropped their third straight MAC game to the Ohio Bobcats on a rain-filled Sunday afternoon at Audobon Field. The Bobcats were able to score three unearned runs en route to the series sweep of the Bulls on Senior Day for Buffalo.
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo baseball team (16-30, 8-12 MAC) fell on Saturday afternoon at Audobon Field to the Ohio Bobcats by the score of 12-1. The Bobcats were able to put the game away in the seventh inning as they put up nine runs and sent 15 batters to the plate.
BUFFALO, NY– A four-run third inning by the Ohio Bobcats spoiled the series opener for the University at Buffalo baseball team (16-29, 8-11 MAC) as the visitors collected the 5-3 victory on Friday afternoon at Amherst Audobon Field.
The NCAA released annual Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data on Thursday afternoon and nine UB programs had perfect single-year rates for 2015-16, while men’s tennis continues to lead the charge with a perfect four-year rate.
BUFFALO, NY – Junior right-handed pitcher Shawn Dubin was named Mid-American Conference East division Pitcher of the Week for the second straight week on Monday night, as announced by the conference office. This marks the first time a Buffalo pitcher has won the weekly honor in back-to-back weeks since 2000.
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY – The University at Buffalo baseball team (16-28, 8-10 MAC) wasn’t able to score with Big 4 foe Niagara on Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action as they fell 22-15 at Bobo Field. Senior Kyle Brennan had himself a career day in the loss as he finished 3-for-4 with a career-high two home runs, seven RBI, two runs and two walks.
OXFORD, OH – Behind a career-high 11 strikeouts by junior Shawn Dubin in the first game of a doubleheader, the University at Buffalo baseball team (16-27, 8-10 MAC) split a Sunday doubleheader on the road at Miami (OH) to give UB the 2-1 series victory over the RedHawks. Dubin earned his fifth win of the season as he notched 11 strikeouts in the Bulls 1-0 victory before Miami came back and earned the 5-3 victory in the series finale.
OXFORD, OH – Powered by a four-run first inning, the University at Buffalo baseball team (15-26, 7-9 MAC) collected a MAC series opening victory on the road at Miami (OH) on Saturday afternoon, 6-5. Buffalo has now won three of their last four MAC games as they improved to 7-9 in MAC play as they are looking to earn a spot in the MAC Tournament for the first time since 2014.
BUFFALO, NY - Today's series opening game for the University at Buffalo baseball team at Miami (OH) has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday in Oxford, OH.
BUFFALO, NY – Junior right-handed pitcher Shawn Dubin was named Mid-American Conference East division Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his UB career on Monday morning, as announced by the conference office. This marks the second UB pitcher this season to earn the weekly recognition, joining Brent Cleland.
BUFFALO, NY – The bats went cold on Sunday afternoon as the University at Buffalo baseball team (14-26, 6-9 MAC) dropped the series finale to the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Amherst Audobon Field by the score of 4-0. Buffalo was able to claim just their second MAC series victory of the season, 2-1, with wins on Friday and Saturday.
BUFFALO, NY – Junior pitcher Shawn Dubin went 7.0 innings of four-hit and no earned run ball as the University at Buffalo baseball team (14-25, 6-8 MAC) collected their second win over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday afternoon at Audobon Field, 5-2. Dubin allowed just one unearned run while striking out a career-best nine batters in his team-leading fourth win of the season.
BUFFALO, NY – Powered by a five-run eighth inning, the University at Buffalo baseball team (13-25, 5-8 MAC) collected a come-from-behind victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Friday afternoon at Amherst Audobon Field, 6-3. Senior designated hitter Vinny Mallaro finished the game with two RBI as he became the programs all-time leader in RBI with 139 career runs batted in for the blue and white.
OLEAN, NY – The University at Buffalo baseball team (12-25, 4-8 MAC) fell in a pitchers’ duel on Wednesday afternoon on the road to St. Bonaventure, 1-0. The Buffalo pitching staff allowed just five hits while their offense was only able to produce three singles and a double in the losing effort.
BUFFALO, NY – Senior third baseman Chris Kwitzer delivered a single to right field to score Phillip Tomasulo and give the University at Buffalo baseball team (12-24, 4-8 MAC) the 6-5 walk-off victory on Sunday afternoon at Amherst Audobon Field over the Ball State Cardinals. Kwitzer went 2-for-4 with the game-winning RBI as the Bulls snapped Ball State’s nine-game winning streak.
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo baseball team (11-24, 3-8 MAC) dropped their fifth straight Mid-American Conference game on Saturday afternoon at Amherst Audobon Field to the Ball State Cardinals, 6-4. The UB offense collected 13 hits in the loss.
BUFFALO, NY – Despite holding a 5-2 lead into the fifth inning, the University at Buffalo baseball team (11-23, 3-7 MAC) dropped their fourth straight Mid-American Conference game on Friday night in their home opener at Amherst Audobon Field to the Ball State Cardinals, 6-5. With the win, the Cardinals have now won nine straight games and seven straight MAC contests.
BUFFALO, NY – Behind a career-high six RBI from senior second baseman Brian Dudek, the University at Buffalo baseball team (11-22, 3-6 MAC) picked up a dominant 14-6 victory over the Canisius Golden Griffins on Tuesday afternoon at the Demske Sports Complex. The UB offense produced 15 hits while notching at least 14 runs for the second time in their last three games.
TOLEDO, OH – The University at Buffalo baseball team (10-22, 3-6 MAC) dropped their third straight on Sunday afternoon to the Toledo Rockets in the series finale at Scott Park by the score of 7-6. Chris Kwitzer led the way for the Bulls as he collected two hits and three RBI in the loss.
TOLEDO, OH – Senior designated hitter Vinny Mallaro had a monster game at the plate on Saturday afternoon but it wasn’t enough as the University at Buffalo baseball team (10-21, 3-5 MAC) dropped their second straight to the Toledo Rockets in a slugfest, 21-20. Mallaro went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs and a program record nine RBI in the loss.
TOLEDO, OH – The University at Buffalo baseball team (10-20, 3-4 MAC) saw their late rally come up just short on Friday afternoon in the opening game of a three-game series against MAC foe Toledo. The Bulls loaded the bases with one out in the ninth but were only able to score one run as they fell 4-3 to the Rockets.