Baseball Hosts Binghamton, Canisius in Midweek Games

Baseball Hosts Binghamton, Canisius in Midweek Games

ST. BONAVENTURE (20-18-1) vs. BINGHAMTON (19-20)
Tuesday, May 3 - 3:00 p.m.
Fred Handler Park at McGraw-Jennings Field
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ST. BONAVENTURE vs. CANISIUS (25-19)
Wednesday, May 4 - 3:00 p.m.
Fred Handler Park at McGraw-Jennings Field
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STORYLINE
The Bonnies baseball team remains at home this week to host Binghamton and Canisius on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. First pitch of both games is scheduled for 3 p.m. as Bona continues its 11-game homestand. 

ABOUT BINGHAMTON

  • The Bearcats are the America East Conference leaders with a 12-3 mark in conference play. Binghamton has a weekend series at home coming up vs. second-place Stony Brook. The Bearcats have been tremendously successful at home and are the nation's only unbeaten team on home turf (9-0). They are just 10-20 on the road, however.
  • Entering this past weekend, Binghamton ranked third in the America East in hitting, eighth in team ERA and second in fielding. Junior first baseman Brendan Skidmore is second in the America East in home runs and slugging while sophomore center fielder CJ Krowiak is third in runs scored and fourth in hits.

ABOUT CANISIUS

  • The Golden Griffs won the MAAC championship last spring for the second time in program history. 
  • Canisius started the year just 3-13, but won 20 of its next 25 games including two eight-game winning streaks. 
  • Senior closer Iannick Remillard was recently included in the NCBWA midseason watch list for Stopper of the Year. He entered last weekend second in the nation in saves. Two players are batting over .300 - Jake Lumley (.323) and Anthony Massicci (.311) though the Griffs hit just .251 as a team. Pitching has been a strong point as the Griffs have posted a 3.64 team ERA.

BONNIES NOTES

  • Senior Thad Johnson had a day to remember on Saturday, not only hitting a walk-off grand slam in the 12th inning vs. La Salle, but also getting the win on the mound. Johnson threw a season-high five innings in relief, allowing just one run. That run was the first Johnson has allowed in 12 innings of work this season and he enters the week with a 0.75 ERA. Johnson also enters the week in a tie with Brian Pellegrini for the all-time SBU career saves lead with 16.
  • With 15 stolen bases on the year, sophomore Cole Peterson ranks third in the Atlantic 10. Saint Louis' Michael Bozarth leads the A-10 with 19. As a team, the Bonnies lead the A-10 in stolen bases per game.
  • Several different players have seen time in left field this season for the Bonnies, but sophomore Ryan O'Connor may have had the biggest play of the season in left. He helped preserve the tie in Saturday's second game vs. La Salle, making an tremendous sliding catch to end the inning when the Explorers had men at the corners with two outs in the 11th inning. The Bonnies went on to win in 12.
  • Senior Tyler Walter's .339 batting average leads the Bonnies and is seventh in the A-10. 
  • Seven of St. Bonaventure's nine pitchers who have logged innings this year have an ERA of 3.00 or lower.