CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WIVB) - After a rocky start, Canisius gave North Carolina all they could handle, but the upset bid fell short in the first round of the NCAA Baseball Tournament tonight in a 6-3 loss.
The Griffs, making their NCAA tourney debut, gave up three runs in the bottom of the third - including a two-run double by Brian Holberton with the bases loaded.
Canisius loaded the bases themselves in each of the first two innings, but only managed to put one run on the board.
The Griffs pulled within one run in the fifth inning on a Jose Torralba RBI single, followed by a wild pitch that brought home Jesse Puscheck.
UNC tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning to preserve the win.
Canisius will play Florida Atlantic in an elimination game Saturday at 1pm in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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