OLEAN, N.Y. – Despite 15 hits and a late game rally, the University of Richmond baseball team dropped a close game, 6-5, to St. Bonaventure on Saturday afternoon.
Keenan Bartlett recorded his longest outing of the season on the hill tossing eight innings. The junior scattered eight hits and struck out three in his outing.
Brown got things started for the Spiders with a double and scored on a Schmidt groundout to put Richmond ahead, 1-0 in the second. The Bonnies responded in the home half with a pair of runs to take a one-run advantage.
In the fourth, St. Bonaventure's David Hollins homered to left sparking an outburst. The Bonnies would score three runs in the inning to take a 5-2 lead. However, their lead would be short lived as a spark was lit for the Spiders.
Richmond would respond in the fifth as Capra scored again thanks to an RBI single from Brown. Behind a pair of runs in the sixth, including Brandon Johnson's second home run of the season the Spiders tied the ball game, 5-5.
With two outs in the ninth, back-to back singles from Brown and Schmidt looked to spark a late game rally. A groundout however ended the inning holding the score tied at 5-5. The Bonnies were able to scratch across the winning run in the bottom half and take a 6-5 victory in game two.
Due to weather in the Olean area, the series finale has been cancelled. Richmond has a full slate of games ahead this week with a home contest against in-state foe Old Dominion up first. That game is scheduled for Tuesday at Pitt Field at 3:00 p.m.