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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Rutgers opened the game with runs in each of the first three innings to set the tone, downing the St. Bonaventure baseball team by a 13-4 score Saturday afternoon at South Regional Park in the Snowbird Classic.
Rutgers (2-3) scored twice in the opening frame, then added three in the second and another in the third for an early 6-0 lead.
The Scarlet Knights ended Bona's momentum in the middle innings, however, tacking on three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to take complete control.
Nate Grant (2.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 0 K) got the start while Murphy O'Brien (2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K) and Michael Krauza (1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K) each worked scoreless frames out of the bullpen. Ben Contento (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) made his first appearance in over a year after sitting out last season due to injury.
The Bonnies are back in action Monday in the first of three games against Mount St. Mary's in Port Charlotte.
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