ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure baseball redshirt junior Ben Contento has earned Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week honors, conference officials announced Monday afternoon.
Contento was dominant as he keyed a 1-0 Bonnies victory at James Madison on Sunday afternoon. He struck out a career high 11 batters on the day including six straight batters between the third and fifth innings. The Schenectady, N.Y. native, who missed all of last season due to injury, allowed just one hit during his five innings of work – a bunt single down the third base line.
The Bonnies pitching staff combined for a two-hit shutout of the Dukes on the day.
Contento becomes the second consecutive Bonnies pitcher to take Atlantic 10 weekly honors – freshman Braydon Nelson earned A-10 Rookie of the Week accolades last Monday.
St. Bonaventure returns to action Friday in a three-game series at North Carolina A&T.
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