Mother Nature Forces Softball Series Finale to End in a Tie

Alexis Matheney

BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo softball team's series finale with Central Michigan ended with a 3-3 tie as heavy rains hit the area after seven innings forcing the stoppage of play.

Buffalo picked up right where they left off on Friday as Anna Aguon blasted a solo shot over the scoreboard in left center field to put UB up 1-0.

The Bulls added another run in the bottom of the third as Aguon ripped a double to the wall in left and Martinez followed with a single to center to put runners on the corners before a wild pitch brought in a run to give UB a 2-0 lead.

The Chippewas broke through in the top of the sixth as a sac fly and an RBI single through the right side tied the game 2-2 and knocked Power out of the game but Lace Smith would come on in relief and get out of the jam with a line out to left.

CMU took the lead in bizarre fashion in the top of the seventh as a run scored in a rundown situation to put the Chippewas up 3-2 but Alexis Matheney answered in a big way with solo home run to left center to lead off the bottom of the seventh and tie the game back up 3-3. Later in the inning, UB loaded the bases but for the second time left them full to end the inning and that would be it as the game was called due to rain.

"We showed a good fight being down by a run headed into the bottom of the seventh. We need to continue to work on our timely hitting and limit the mental mistakes in the field. Overall I thought it was a good weekend and I am looking forward to some midweek MACtion."

Up next, the Bulls travel to Akron, OH on Tuesday, April 2, for a midweek doubleheader with the Zips. First pitch is scheduled for 1 pm.