Johnson, Bonnies Lose Pitcher’s Duel At Saint Louis, 1-0
SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Sophomore Asa Johnson pitched a four-hit complete game, but for the third straight day the Saint Louis baseball team (33-15, 14-7 Atlantic 10 Conference) defeated St. Bonaventure (18-22, 6-12 A-10) by just a single run, 1-0, Sunday afternoon.
Johnson tossed all eight innings, allowing just those four hits and one earned run, representing career bests in all three categories. The right-hander allowed three walks and struck out two.
Saint Louis – which entered the game with the best staff ERA in the A-10 – took all three games in the series by a single run as the Billikens won on Friday, 5-4, and on Saturday, 6-5.
The lone Saint Louis run came in the 2nd inning on a groundout to second base.
Michael Meredith went 2-for-2 with a walk out and a stolen base of the leadoff spot, and Justin Brozick, Nick Brennen and Derek Morgan each added a hit for the Bonnies, who dropped their season-high fifth straight game.
SLU starter Nick Bates threw 7 innings, scattering four SBU hits en route to picking up his fifth win of the campaign.
St. Bonaventure returns to action Thursday when it begins a three-game series against Temple at Fred Handler Park. First pitch is set for Noon as the Bonnies conclude the home portion of their season with the set against the Owls.