Minutemen Shut Out At St. Bonaventure, 10-0
May 19, 2011
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - The UMass baseball team loaded the bases in the top of the first, but could not manage to push across a run, falling 10-0 to St. Bonaventure in the teams' series opener on Thursday afternoon at Fred Handler Park. Following the setback, the Minutemen are now 16-28-1 on the year, 7-14-1 in the Atlantic 10, while the Bonnies level their overall record at 22-22 and sit at 12-10 in league play.
St. Bonaventure got out to an early 4-0 lead by capitalizing on a UMass error in the bottom of the first. After Brad Steinbach reached on the Minutemen miscue, Jaime Wallschlager poked a single into left. Following a wild pitch that allowed the runners to advance, Jason Radwan sent a two-run ground rule double into left. Two batters later, Eric Jutca picked up an RBI on a fielder's choice, while Alex Calderon drove in Jutca with a double to the right field corner before being thrown out at third.
The Bonnies added their fifth run of the afternoon in the bottom of the third as Wallschlager drew a leadoff walk and later crossed the plate on a wild pitch with two away.
St. Bonaventure then pushed the score to 7-0 as Justin Brozick knocked in a pair with a single into shallow right in the bottom of the sixth. It became a 10-0 game the next inning as the Bonnies tallied three more runs on two hits.
Junior Glen Misho started on the mound for UMass and suffered the setback (5-4) as he allowed 10 runs, seven earned, on six hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Jordan Crane tossed eight innings for St. Bonaventure in the winning effort (4-2), scattering seven hits, walking two and fanning four.
Senior Matt Gedman, freshman Alex Tuneski and freshman Nick Sanford all batted 2-for-4 on the afternoon for the Minutemen, while Nick Brennen was the lone Bonnies player to post multiple hits (2-for-4). Radwan, Jutca and Brozick drove in two apiece for St. Bonaventure, while Wallschlager scored three times.
The teams will square off at noon again the next two days, Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21.
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