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Bonnies Honor Seniors on Season's Final Day

Bonnies Honor Seniors on Season's Final Day

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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – A one-out ninth inning double from Zach Nussbaum scored Justin Lebek from first and sent Davidson to a 2-1 win over the St. Bonaventure baseball team Friday afternoon at Fred Handler Park.

Davidson scored a run in the first, but from there it was a pitcher's duel. Senior Ben Contento struck out seven over his 5.2 innings of work, but Davidson's Josh Hudson fanned eight over six shutout frames to hold the lead.

Bona finally evened the score in the eighth.

Sam Fuller walked with one away and came in to score when Jake Foden sent a double to left that took a wicked hop over the left fielder as Fuller crossed the plate to tie the game.

Davidson (26-20, 14-6 Atlantic 10) pushed the leading run across in the ninth, but the Bonnies would threaten in the home half.

Brandon Henshaw singled with one away and Nolan Hayward followed with a base knock of his own to put runners at first and second. A liner to right and a strike out would end the game, however, as Davidson reliever Gabe Levy closed out the game.

Seniors James Wetter and Brian Pulli each got an out in the first in their final games on the mound. Junior Donovan Moffat (4-4) worked the final 2.2 innings, allowing a run on three hits with three strikeouts.

Fuller reached base three times and had two hits in his final game while fellow senior Brandon Henshaw also had two hits.

GAME NOTES:

  • Moffat finishes the year with a 2.58 ERA which ties for seventh in Bonnies season history.
  • Contento finished with an average of 8.44 strikeouts per nine innings over his career.
  • Fuller tied the SBU modern era season record with seven triples while his 10 career triples are second in program history behind only Glenn Hamel '93 (13).
  • Fuller lifted his season batting average to .325, best on the team.
  • The Bonnies honored their 12 seniors following the game with a last lap around the Handler Park bathpaths, keeping with program tradition – Matt Borowski, Nolan Hayward, Jake Foden, Mike Magnanti, Brandon Henshaw, Alexander Ferlenda, Brian Pulli, James Wetter, Ryan O'Connor, Sam Fuller, Alex Schutz and Ben Contento.

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