The St. Bonaventure baseball team returns to home turf this weekend to host Rhode Island in a return to Atlantic 10 action. The four-game series will take place at Fred Handler Park at McGraw-Jennings Field Friday (one nine inning game), Saturday (two seven inning games) and Sunday (one nine inning game), weather permitting.
St. Bonaventure and La Salle battled in a pair of pitcher’s duels Saturday afternoon with the Explorers stealing game one, 3-2, in come-from-behind fashion before the Bonnies shutout the hosts, 2-0, to salvage a doubleheader split.
Seven runs across the fifth and sixth innings helped La Salle erase an early St. Bonaventure lead and sent the Explorers to a 10-2 win to open an Atlantic 10 baseball series Friday afternoon in the City of Brotherly Love.
St. Bonaventure shutout visiting Saint Joseph’s in game one, 6-0, before seeing a rally effort come up short, 9-7, in the nightcap of an Atlantic 10 baseball doubleheader at Handler Park Saturday afternoon.
Outstanding starting pitching was the story in the first day of Atlantic 10 baseball action for both St. Bonaventure and Fordham – the Bonnies benefitted from a great start in game one for a 7-4 victory in Friday’s opener before the Rams bounced back for a 4-1 decision in the nightcap.
Late inning thunder from George Mason erased a four-run Bonaventure lead and sent the Patriots to a come-from-behind 6-5 victory Sunday afternoon in a non-conference series finale between Atlantic 10 foes.
St. Bonaventure baseball will play its first games in over a year when the Bonnies finally return to the diamond Saturday afternoon at Youngstown State. SBU will make the trek to Ohio for a pair of games Saturday afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m. and then a single game Sunday afternoon also at 1:00 p.m.