April 26, 2013

Revello, Johnson Lead @BonniesBaseball To Series-Opening Win

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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. –
The St. Bonaventure pitching duo of Andrew Revello and Asa Johnson led the Bonnies (14-20, 4-9 Atlantic 10 Conference) to a 3-2 series-opening victory over the reigning A-10 champion Dayton Flyers (9-29-1, 3-13 A-10) Friday afternoon, giving SBU a season-high three-game winning streak. 

Making his ninth start of the season, the redshirt junior Revello threw 6.2 innings and allowed only two runs on eight hits and striking out six before he handed the ball off to Johnson in the 7th. The junior dominated the rest of the way by not allowing a hit in 2.1 innings pitched and striking out three, leading him to his first career save.

Billy Urban (2-4, 2 runs) led off the 2nd inning with a double to the wall, and later scored when right fielder Bret Heath (1-3) singled through the left side to give SBU a 1-0 lead.

After the Flyers got the run back in the top of the 3rd, the Brown and White tacked on two runs in the 4th inning. Joel Rosencrance (1-3) led off with a walk and Urban followed right behind him with a single. Thaddeus Johnson (1-3, RBI) untied the ball game with a single up the middle that drove in Rosencrance. After Heath was hit by a pitch, Nick Lohrer reached on error which led to Urban coming to score what turned out to be the game-winning run.
 
In the top 7th the Flyers tried to narrow the lead by scoring one run when the shortstop Nick Weybright doubled down the leftfield line to bring in A.J. Ryan. The comeback was halted when Asa Johnson came in for the Bonnies and induced an inning-ending line out with the bases loaded.  
 
Revello (4-5) lowered his ERA from 5.51 to 5.18 after his team-leading fourth win of the season.
 
St. Bonaventure returns to action Saturday against the Flyers for game two of the three-game series. First pitch is set for 12 p.m. with senior Eddie Gray scheduled to make his eighth start on the year.   
 
Game Notes: There was a combined 13 runners left on base between the two teams (SBU: 6, UD: 7) … Bonaventure committed three errors for the first time since April 5 at Saint Joseph's … the Bonnies had two stolen bases … St. Bona has won the last two games by the score of 3-2 … Bona's is now 7-4 this year in one run ball games.