Baseball Downs St. Bonaventure 17-13

Sophomore Matt Boulanger singled in the winning runs in the bottom of the sixth in the win over St. Bonaventure.

Sophomore Matt Boulanger singled in the winning runs in the bottom of the sixth in the win over St. Bonaventure.

April 14, 2001

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. -- Sophomore shortstop Matt Boulanger (Westfield, Mass.) singled in sophomore catcher Tom Ellerbrook (Northampton, Mass.) and junior outfielder Mike Kulak (Bristol, Conn.) in the bottom of the sixth to give the Minutemen a 12-11 lead as the University of Massachusetts baseball team defeated St. Bonaventure, 17-13, this afternoon at Earl Lorden Field. UMass improves to 10-12 (6-3 A-10), while St. Bonaventure falls to 12-12 (4-5 A-10). The Minutemen went 2-1 in the three game series as the teams split a doubleheader on Friday.

The UMass offense was led by senior outfielder Gavin Clark (Springfield, Mass.) and sophomore first baseman Jeff Altieri (Whitinsville, Mass.) who each had three runs batted in. Clark hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh for his sixth of the season, while Altieri hit a two-run double in the fourth and a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

The Minutemen were down 11-7 going into the bottom sixth when it scored five runs to take a 12-11 lead, including the single by Boulanger. Freshman righty Eric Chown (Fall River, Mass.) earned his second win of the season as he pitched 3-1/3 innings allowing two runs on three hits and striking out two.

The Minutemen return to action on Tuesday, April 17, when they host Connecticut at Earl Lorden Field at 3:00 p.m.

UMass 17, St. Bonaventure 13

St. Bonaventure (12-12, 4- 5) 340 400 020 -- 13 17 3

UMass (10-12, 6-3) 040 305 32x -- 17 18 3

UM: Nick Skirkanich, Eric Chown (6) and Tom Ellerbrook.



SBU: Saul Solveson, John Brewer (3), Brian Mitchell (5), Jim Wolf (6), Kyle Johnson (8) and Jonathan Myler.

Win: Chown (2-0), Loss: Wolf (2-3), Save: None.

HR: Gavin Clark (UM-6).


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    May 6
    at Richmond 3:00 PM
    May 7
    at Richmond 1:00 PM
    May 8
    at Richmond 10:00 AM
    May 10
    at UConn 3:00 PM gametracker
    May 11
    at UMass-Lowell 2:00 PM
    May 13
    at Rhode Island 3:00 PM
    May 14
    at Rhode Island 1:00 PM
    May 15
    at Rhode Island 12:00 PM
    May 17
    at Fairfield 2:00 PM
    May 19
    vs George Mason 3:00 PM gametracker
    May 20
    vs George Mason 1:00 PM gametracker
    May 21
    vs George Mason 12:00 PM gametracker
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