BOWLING GREEN, OH – The University at Buffalo softball team (9-24-1, 6-4-1 MAC) team split its doubleheader at Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon. The Bulls fell to the Falcons 10-2 in game one before taking game two, 5-4 to secure their second straight series win.
In game one, the Falcons jumped on UB early, scoring seven runs on six hits and two UB errors to take a 7-0 lead in the first inning.
Senior Catrell Robertson blasted a solo home run to right to put the Bulls on the board in the second inning and UB would score another run in the third on an Anna Aguon RBI double to cut the lead to 8-2 but that would be as close as they would get as BGSU scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to secure the victory.
The Bulls flipped the script in game two as UB scored three runs on RBI singles by Jenelle Martinez, Gabby Keller and Alissa Karjel to take a 3-0 lead after one inning of play. Karjel was back at it again in the third as she blasted her second home run in as many days to give UB a 4-0 lead.
BGSU got on the board in the bottom of the third, scoring two runs to cut the Bulls lead to one. The Falcons tied the game on an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth but the Bulls would have the last laugh as Aguon connected on a solo home run in the top of the seventh to secure the UB victory.
"What a great day at the ballpark," head coach Mike Ruechel said. "Ally got off to a rough start in the first game but we didn't give up and our effort in game two was a great way to show our fight. Anna really came through when we needed her this most. This puts us in a great position in the conference standings at this point of the season."
Senior Ally Power picked up the win giving up just one run on four hits while striking out four batters in three innings of relief. Karjel finished 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run, two RBI and a run scored while Aguon and Alexis Matheney also recorded multi-hit games.
The Bulls return to Buffalo for a midweek doubleheader at crosstown rival Canisius on Tuesday, April 16, with game one scheduled to start at 3 pm.