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LAKELAND, Fla. – St. Bonaventure drilled 12 hits and made the offense stick for a 10-3 win over North Dakota State on Saturday afternoon.
Ryan MacCarrick went 3-for-4 while Cole Peterson and Taishi Terashima each delivered two hits to pace the offense. On the hill, freshman Casey Vincent (1-1) made his third collegiate start his best yet by striking out a career high seven over six-plus innings of three-run ball. With the outing, he picked up his first collegiate victory.
North Dakota State (7-7) led early after a run in the first, but the Bonnies soon answered.
A Jared Baldinelli sacrifice fly tied the game in the second and three more runs came home in the third.
Singles from Terashima and MacCarrick started the third inning uprising, with the leading run coming across following a Bison error. Bona added on with a run-scoring ground out by David Vaccaro and an RBI single by David Hollins.
St. Bonaventure (4-5) scored a run each in the fourth and fifth off an RBI single from Peterson before a groundout from Tommy LaCongo forced in another tally. The roll continued with two more runs in the sixth when Aaron Phillips roped a triple to right, scoring Peterson and MacCarrick.
NDSU mounted its best chance to rally in the seventh. The Bison had a run in and runners at first and third with no outs, threatening to get back into the game. T.J. Baker and Donovan Moffat put out the fire in relief and LaCongo threw out an attempted base-stealer to retire the side, ending the threat.
Baker tossed 2.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, walking none and allowing just one hit with two strikeouts. Moffat struck out the only batter he faced. Vincent surrendered five hits and walked four to go along with his seven strikeouts.
One final game in Florida awaits the Bonnies before heading home. St. Bonaventure and North Dakota State will finish their three-game series Sunday at 10 a.m.
- Vincent's seven strikeouts are the most for any Bonnies pitcher this spring. His six innings of work also represent a career high.
- Baker had his fifth straight scoreless outing out of the Bonnies bullpen. He needed just 18 pitches to get through eight batters.
- Moffat continued a high-leverage relief role for the Bona bullpen with his fourth consecutive scoreless appearance.
- The Bonnies bullpen has thrown 12 consecutive scoreless innings over the past four games. Bona relievers have allowed just two runs over their past 25 innings of work.
- MacCarrick had his second three-hit game of the young season. He also extended his hitting streak to seven straight games.
- Peterson and Phillips both had their first two-RBI games of the year.
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