AKRON, OH - The University at Buffalo baseball team rallied in the top of the ninth to defeat Akron, 6-4, in the opening contest of their conference road series on Friday afternoon at Lee Jackson Field.
Trailing for the second time in the contest, 4-2, Buffalo erupted for four runs in the top of the ninth recapture the advantage. The Bulls would take a 5-4 lead off a two-RBI double by senior shortstop Jacob Rosenbeck to right center followed by an RBI single by senior centerfielder Adam Skonieczki to secure the 6-4 lead.
After trailing 2-0 through four complete innings, the Bulls managed to pull within one, 2-1, off an RBI base hit by senior first baseman Rob Lawler in the top of the fifth.
The Bulls tied the contest at 2-2 in the top of the sixth. With positioned at first, Skonieczki belted a base hit to center field. Akron centerfielder Drew Turocy misplayed the base hit, allowing Rosenbeck to score the tying run.
Rosenbeck went 4-for-5 including two runs and two RBIs. Skonieczki collected three hits on the day with an RBI.
Pullyblank (4-3) recorded the Bulls' victory in 0.1 innings of relief work. Crumb recorded his fourth save of the year, tying Bill Casbolt (1977) and Mike Klym (1974) for third on the UB single-season record for most saves.
The Bulls (19-20, 5-11 MAC) will continue in their conference road series on Saturday, May 1 with the first pitch at 1:00 pm.