ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University softball team split an Atlantic 10 doubleheader against Dayton Friday afternoon at Joyce Field.
Dayton picked up the win in game one, 5-0, but the Bonnies were able to rebound and take game two in walk-off fashion, 6-5.
Grace Perechinsky sent the Bonnies home winners in the nightcap with a walk-off home run to lead off the bottom of the seventh.
GAME 1 – Dayton 5, St. Bonaventure 0
Dayton jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a solo home run off the bat of Abby Ehrenborg in the top of the first and never looked back in game one.
Two more Flyers runs came around to score in the top of the second, making the score 3-0.
Dayton added insurance runs in the fifth and seventh capture the win.
Tierney Fitzgerald tossed a complete game for the Bonnies, scattering seven hits and allowed just two earned runs.
GAME 2 – St. Bonaventure 6, Dayton 5
Perechinsky took a swing at the first pitch of the bottom of the seventh and did not miss. The senior blasted a line drive home run over the left field fence to give the Bonnies the victory in dramatic fashion.
The game-winning round-tripper came after Dayton was able to tie the game, 5-5, in the top of the seventh inning.
Perechinsky drove in a pair earlier in the contest, giving the Bonnies a 2-0 edge in the bottom of the first.
Dayton was able to climb back into the game and take a 3-2 lead on an RBI groundout in the sixth.
The Flyers would not lead for long as Olivia Whitecar slapped a bases-clearing, three-run double to left-center in the bottom of the sixth to give the Bonnies the lead right back, 5-3.
Ally Haskell worked 5.1 innings in the circle, striking out two. Fitzgerald entered in relief and earned the win by throwing the final 1.2 innings with three strikeouts.
The Bonnies and the Flyers are back in action Saturday afternoon at Joyce Field. Saturday's doubleheader is slated to begin at 12:00 p.m.
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