This week’s GoBonnies.com Male Athlete of the Week is senior T.J. Baker of the St. Bonaventure baseball team.
In what is believed to be the longest game in school history, Baker was instrumental in extending the 18-inning marathon on the mound against Maine on Sunday. The Acton, Ontario native had by far his longest outing as a Bonnie at 5.1 innings in relief. In 23 appearances last season, his first with the program, his previous long outing was 1.2 innings, twice.
At one point, Baker retired 13 straight Maine batters between the eighth and 12th innings. In his 5.1 innings of work, he surrendered no runs and one hit while walking one and striking out three.
Baker started the game in the designated hitter spot and smacked a double as well.