BECKLEY, W. Va –The St. Bonaventure baseball team won the second game of a three-game series against the Marshall Thundering Herd 10-8 Saturday afternoon, improving its record to 7-5.
After two scoreless innings, Marshall posted two runs in the bottom of the third. The Bonnies cut the deficit to one on an RBI single to left field by junior first baseman Austin Ingraham, scoring junior third baseman Billy Urban.
The Brown and White tied the game in the top of the sixth on a triple by senior catcher Michael Grieco, bringing Ingraham home. Marshall reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the sixth.
St. Bonaventure took a 7-3 lead with five runs in the top of the seventh. Urban hit a RBI single to right center field, scoring junior shortstop Michael Meredith. Senior right fielder Ryan Skellie singled to left field, batting in junior second baseman Jason Radwan. Sophomore first baseman Justin Brozick singled to center field, bringing home Urban. Ingraham hit a single to right field, scoring Brozick and Skellie. The Thundering Herd responded with five runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, taking an 8-7 lead.
The Bonnies took control of the game in the top of the eighth with three runs. Senior left fielder Nick Brennen hit a single to the right side of the field, batting in Urban and Radwan. Skellie scored on a ground out by red shirt freshman second baseman Derek Morgan, giving the Brown and White a 10-8 lead and the final score in the win.
Ingraham lead St. Bonaventure at the plate, going three for five with three hits and three RBI.
On the mound, starting senior righty Jordan Crane pitched six and two-thirds innings, recording three strikeouts and allowed 12 hits and two walks. Radwan picked up the win, striking out two hitters, hitting two batters while allowing three hits and no walks.
The Bonnies look to complete a sweep in their series against Marshall tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.