Niagara defeated Canisius 15-3 in the season finale, bolstered by a six-run third inning and a two-run homer by Nick Groves, securing a sweep of the Golden Griffins and clinching their share of the MAAC regular season title.

By the Numbers
  • Niagara clinched a share of the MAAC regular season championship with a 20-4 conference record.
  • Canisius' record in the MAAC ended at 11-13, with an overall record of 18-28.
  • Canisius employed eight pitchers in the game, consistent with their strategy in two previous games this season.
  • Freshman Joe Lopinto struck out four batters in a single inning.
Yes, But

While Canisius was swept by Niagara for the first time since 2006, the Griffs will have another chance to prove themselves in the MAAC Baseball Championships against Mount St. Mary's on May 22.

State of Play
  • Niagara controlled the game from the start, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
  • Canisius managed to tie the game briefly but failed to contain Niagara's offense afterward.
  • Niagara limited Canisius to just one hit over the first seven innings.
What's Next

Canisius will face Mount St. Mary's in the MAAC Baseball Championships on May 22, aiming to regain momentum after ending the regular season with a loss.

Bottom Line

Despite a tough loss and a series sweep by their rivals, Canisius has an opportunity for redemption in the MAAC Championships, keeping their season alive.