Bonnies Lose Series Finale, Brennen Extends Hit Streak To 16
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure baseball team (10-11, 2-4 Atlantic 10 Conference) lost its A-10 series finale to the Fordham University Rams (11-17, 3-3 A-10) Sunday at Fred Handler Park at McGraw-Jennings Field, 6-3. The Bonnies lost two of three games in this weekend's series.
The Bonnies could only muster four hits on the day, all in the 6th inning. Junior shortstop Michael Meredith recorded St. Bonaventure's first hit of the game with a leadoff single. Senior left fielder Nick Brennen extended his hitting streak to 16 games with an RBI single, scoring Meredith. Junior third baseman Billy Urban singled with two outs to score Brennen. Junior first baseman Austin Ingraham's hit at the end of the inning brought home junior second baseman Jason Radwan to tie the game.
The Rams took control in the top of the 7th inning on a three-base error in left field that brought a runner home. Fordham added to its lead later in the inning on an RBI single to make the score 5-3.
The Rams began the scoring in the top of the 1st inning with on a ground out that scored a runner. The Rams scored a run in the top of the 8th with an RBI single with two outs for the game's final run.
Fordham began the 4th with a leadoff double against the wall in left-center field. The Rams added to their total in the top of the 4th with an RBI single on a 2-1 count over the shortstop's head. Fordham added another run with an RBI single on a 0-1 count.
Redshirt senior right-hander starter Cael Johnson threw 107 pitches in seven innings on the mound for the Bonnies as he took his third loss of the year. He recorded four strikeouts and allowed nine hits, one walk and only two of his five runs were earned.
Radwan pitched one inning, recording a strikeout and allowing one hit, three walks and one earned run.
Freshman righty Cameron Carney pitched the top of the 9th and allowed a walk.
Fordham starter Joseph Charest pitched a complete game, recording a strikeout and only allowing two walks, three earned runs and four hits.
The Bonnies will face Big 4 rival Buffalo in a home doubleheader on Tuesday, April 3 beginning at 2 p.m.