KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island used runs in the seventh and eighth innings to secure a 4-1 victory over the St. Bonaventure baseball team in a series-opening pitchers' duel on Friday afternoon.
Reid Van Woert picked up his first A-10 start of the year and kept the Rams off the board for the first six innings.
Van Woert made that lead stick until the seventh. In the home half of the seventh, a lead off walk and a triple quickly tied the game and a sac fly put the Rams ahead, 2-1.
Rhode Island added two runs of insurance in the eighth.
That would be more than enough for Rams starter Tyler Wilson (7-1) who tossed a complete game one-hitter. Wilson did not walk a batter and struck out eight. The only hit against him came on a Cole Peterson single through the right side in the second inning.
Van Woert was a tough-luck loser, falling to 3-2 on the year despite only allowing two runs on six hits while walking one and striking out four in his seven innings of work.
The Bonnies stand 17-14-1 overall on the year and 4-6 in Atlantic 10 play while Rhode Island moves to 14-19, 6-4.
The two teams square off again on Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.
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