The BYU baseball team will play the rest of their season without star pitcher Maverik Buffo.
Buffo was the #2 pitcher in the Cougars rotation all season. The sophomore right handed hurler was having terrific season. Maverik had a 6-2 record with a 3.63 ERA. Buffo had a 2-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio with 34 Ks. He also foiled opposing batters as they hit a collective .266 batting average.
The news was released by BYU baseball sports information director Ralph Zobell via Twitter:
The injury occurred last Friday on April 15th during the 1st inning against St. Mary's in Moraga. Buffo came out of the game after recording 2 outs due to his injury.
With Buffo on the mound, the Cougars were certain to have a pitcher that was going to compete extremely hard -- often times setting the team up for victory.
Buffo's peak performance of the season came on the road against Portland on April 1st. He gave the Cougars 6.1 innings surrendering 6 hits with no walks, 1 run, and 10 strike outs.
As tough as the news comes for fans and his teammates, it appears that this has been particularly tough on Buffo himself:
This week needs to be over....it has been nothing but one big nightmare.— Maverik Buffo (@Buffoooo32) April 20, 2016
Best of luck to Maverik in his recovery! You had a terrific season! We look forward to seeing you next season!