Baseball: Buffalo Holds Ohio Scoreless, 8-0

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The Buffalo Bulls (26-17, 15-4 MAC) roughed up the Ohio Bobcats baseball team (11-33, 6-14 MAC) for the second straight game, winning 8-0 on Saturday.

Buffalo starter Anthony Magovney threw a complete game shutout, allowing four hits and no walks in the win.

Buffalo’s bats started quickly, opening up a three-run lead in the second inning. The inning started off with a single and a walk, followed by a 2-RBI double by Mike Burke. A sacrifice bunt advanced Burke to third, and Jim Topps came through with a sacrifice fly to give the Bulls a 3-0 advantage.

Buffalo added one more run in the next three innings, and they officially iced the game in the bottom of the sixth with four runs. A leadoff double and an infield single started the wild inning for Buffalo. An RBI single by Mike Burke for his third RBI of the game made it 5-0 and ended Ohio starter Marck Paliotto’s day.

Reliever Sean Kennedy replaced Paliotto with runners on first and second. A sacrifice bunt advanced the runners to second and third, and Buffalo then performed a successful squeeze bunt to score the runner from third. A wild pitch from Kennedy scored Burke, and Jason Kanzler tripled and ended Kennedy’s inning.

Brad Przebeida came in to relieve Kennedy, but didn’t receive much help from his fielding. Alex Baldock reached on an error by Nate Squires to score Kanzler, increasing Buffalo’s lead to 8-0.

Paliotto picked up the loss going five innings, allowing 13 hits and seven earned runs.

Ohio and Buffalo will play the third and final game of the series at Buffalo on Sunday at 1 p.m.