BUFFALO, NY - After returning from its first road trip in the month of May, the Buffalo Bulls baseball team will end the 2011 season at home with five games. Tuesday will see a rain date makeup with Canisius followed by three games against MAC East rival Bowling Green starting on Thursday. This will be the final week of games for five seniors, who will be honored in the season finale.
The team is coming off a sweep at the hands of Miami (OH) this past weekend, dropping its season record to 12-36 (2-21 MAC). It will not get an easier this weekend, though, as the Falcons are battling for a berth in the Mid American Conference tournament, currently sitting as the eighth and final team in the postseason tournament with a 10-13 conference record. On offense, BGSU is led by Jon Berti, who leads the team in batting average (.356), runs (29), stolen bases (17) and triples (5), among other categories.
Buffalo will lean on sophomore catcher Tom Murphy to lead the home stretch with a continued hot streak. Currently riding a season-high 13 game hit streak, Murphy is hitting over .500 in the month of May, recording 21 hits in just 11 games.
Pitchers Josh Edwards, Jeff Thompson, Jesse Reinstein and Mike Klaus and slugger Eric Bryce will be the quintet of seniors that will be seeing their final action this week. The doubleheader Tuesday will begin at 1 pm and the series against Bowling Green will start at 3 pm Thursday.