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KINGSTON, R.I. – For the second straight day the St. Bonaventure baseball team struggled to find offense at Rhode Island, falling 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Bill Beck Field.
The Bonnies now stand 17-15-1 overall on the year and 4-7 in Atlantic 10 play while Rhode Island improves 15-19, 7-4.
The Rams led early following a two-out RBI single from Ryan Olmo in the first and the 1-0 score would hold until the seventh.
St. Bonaventure finally broke through in the top of the seventh when Tyler Walter singled with one out and moved to second on a passed ball. Walter moved up to third following a fly out and came in to score on a wild pitch for the tie.
Rhode Island broke the deadlock in the eighth. Martin Figueroa hit what turned out to be the game-winning single, punching a hit to left to score one run with another coming in following a Bonnies fielding error to stretch the lead to 3-1.
Bona went down in order in the ninth to end the game.
Connor Grey pitched well in defeat for the Brown and White, falling to 2-4 on the year despite allowing just three hits in his eight innings of work. Grey struck out eight and walked three.
Steve Moyers (3-5) went the distance for Rhode Island, surrendering just three hits and one unearned run while walking one and striking out seven.
The two teams conclude the three-game series Sunday at noon.
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