CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The University at Buffalo softball team dropped three games on the final day of the Cavalier Classic on Saturday. The Bulls fell to Virginia 11-3 in the first game of the day before falling to Delaware 7-2 and the hosts 11-4 in the final game of the day.
The first game of the day picked up in the bottom of the third inning with Buffalo and Virginia tied at one, but the Cavaliers got things going early scoring six runs on six hits to take a 7-1 lead.
Virginia gave a couple back in the top of the fifth as the Bulls were able to score one run on a fielding error and another on a bases loaded walk to cut the lead to 7-3 but UB would leave the bases loaded and that would be costly as UVA added three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 10-3 lead they would go on to secure the 11-3 victory.
In game two, Delaware would strike first in the top of the first, scoring three runs on three hits to take an early 3-0 lead. After an RBI groundout in the second, the Blue Hens would add two more runs in the fifth to extend the lead to 6-0.
The Bulls would get on the board in the bottom of the sixth as Alicia Peters blasted a two-run home run to center to cut the lead to 6-2 but it wouldn't be enough as Delaware would add one final run in the top of the seventh to secure the 7-2 win.
In the final game of the day Virginia scored first in the bottom of the first scoring three runs on five hits to take a 3-0 lead.
The Bulls would get on the board in the top of the second as Anna Aguon blasted a solo home run to left to cut the lead to 3-1 but the Cavaliers would answer in the bottom of the inning, scoring six runs on five hits to take a 9-1 lead.
The Bulls would add one run in the fourth on an RBI single by Ufouma Ogagan and would add two more in the fifth on RBI singles by Jenelle Martinez and Aguon to cut the lead to 11-4 but that would be as close as they would get as UVA would hold on for the victory.
Buffalo returns to action on Friday, March 8, at the Lady Bison Classic.