#Bonnies Split Rain-Shortened Doubleheader At Niagara

#Bonnies Split Rain-Shortened Doubleheader At Niagara



After dropping the first game of its doubleheader at Niagara (10-21) Tuesday by the score of 6-3, the St. Bonaventure baseball team (9-15) responded with a 5-inning, rain-shortened 4-0 victory over the Purple Eagles in the second contest.

Joel Rosencrance, who served as the designated hitter in game one, collecting a hit and a walk, shut down the Niagara bats in the second game, picking up his second win of the year on the mound. The right-handed junior transfer allowed just four hits and struck out six while walking only one.

Rosencrance also got the job done at the plate as he went 1-2 with a walk in the second game. Austin Ingraham, Billy Urban, Eric Jutca and Alex Bell also collected hits, with Urban driving in a pair of runs to increase his team-leading RBI total to 19.

The game was scoreless into the 4th inning until Ingraham scored on a wild pitch and Justin Brozick hit a sacrifice fly to plate Jutca. The Bonnies added two more runs in the 5th on an Urban single through the left side of the infield to bring home Jason Radwan and Rosencrance.

In game one, the Bonnies tied the contest at 3-3 with a pair of runs in the top of the 6th inning, but Niagara responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame to claim the victory.

Catcher Nick Lohrer had two of the six SBU hits with a pair of doubles in back-to-back innings. Radwan, Ingraham and Jutca – in addition to the aforementioned Rosencrance performance – added the other Bona hits.

Niagara opened the scoring in the 3rd inning with two runs before SBU got one back in the 5th when Lohrer, who reached on a one-out double, eventually scored on a wild pitch. NU tacked one more run on in the bottom of the 5th before Bona mounted its comeback courtesy of a Mark Hutmacher sacrifice fly and Lohrer's second double of the game.

Connor Grey started for the Bonnies, but left with a no-decision after tossing 4 innings, scattering four hits and allowing two runs. He was relieved by Ryan Winton (1-1), who was credited with his first loss of the season after struggling through 1.1 innings in which he allowed four hits and four runs (three earned). Drew Teller got the final two outs, working around a pair of walks while striking out one.

St. Bonaventure returns to action this weekend in a three-game Atlantic 10 Conference series at Massachusetts. First pitch on Friday is set for 3 p.m.

GAME NOTES: Both games were scheduled for 7 innings … Ingraham, who generally plays first base, started in center field in the first game for the first time in the senior's career.