May 12, 2011
Junior first baseman C.J. Gillman went 4-for-6 with three RBI in game one on Thursday and had a string of six consecutive hits in as many at bats.
Game 1 Box Score
| Game 2 Box Score
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. –
University of Dayton baseball captured its sixth Atlantic 10 Conference series victory after sweeping a doubleheader to open a three-game set against St. Bonaventure at Fred Handler Park on Thursday evening. The series is scheduled to conclude at noon tomorrow.
A seven-run seventh inning in game one propelled Dayton to a 13-3 win to open the day and in game two, the Flyers held off a late-inning St. Bonaventure rally and scored one run in the ninth to win, 7-6. The Flyers (28-22, 13-7 A-10) move into sole possession of third place in the A-10 standings, as St. Bonaventure falls to 20-22 and 10-10 in league play.
With its game one victory, UD remained undefeated when junior Burny Mitchem starts on the mound. Mitchem threw eight innings with six strikeouts to improve to 7-2 on the season. The Farmington, Mich., native has been the winning pitcher in each of the last six games he has pitched in.
Eight of UD’s starters recorded at least one hit in game one, including five multi-hit performances. Junior outfielder Bobby Glover went 3-for-6 with three runs scored and four RBI – the third game this season Glover has recorded four RBI and time since Feb. 26 at USC Upstate. Junior first baseman C.J. Gillman finished 4-for-6 with a run and three RBI.
The Flyers maintained a comfortable 3-0 lead through sixth innings, but blew open a large lead with seven runs in the seventh inning. SBU pitcher Robert Nalepa allowed three walks to begin the inning and a triple, back-to-back homeruns, and a bases loaded walk followed to put the Flyers up 10-0.
UD’s 18 hits in game one was a season-high in a conference game.
The Flyers won game two, 7-6, after holding off a late SBU rally and breaking a tie in the ninth inning. Dayton broke the 6-6 tie in the ninth on a bouncing RBI single from Danny Welch which scored pinch runner Ian Hundley from third base. Hundley, who pinch ran for Jonathan Castine, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by the SBU catcher attempting to catch Hundley stealing.
Welch drove in four of the Flyers’ seven runs scored in the second game, including a three-run homerun in the third inning which put the Flyers up 4-1.
Junior Mike Hauschild (9-5) entered a 6-6 tie game in the sixth inning and closed out the game to earn his team-leading ninth win of the season. Hauschild pitched 3 1/3 shutout innings with three strikeouts. Junior Tim Bury made his first career start in an A-10 game, allowing just two hits in five innings of work – outside of allowing four runs in the sixth inning.
Gillman continued to see the ball well in the second game to earn a hit in six consecutive at bats and finishing the doubleheader with seven hits. The Littleton, Colo., native stole two bases to move into fifth in single-season steals at Dayton with 19 so far.
As a team, the Flyers stole nine bases in game two – a season-high – to put the 2011 squad within four steals of breaking a 20-year-old Dayton single-season record of 99 stolen bases, set in 1991.
The third and final game of the Dayton-St. Bonaventure series is scheduled to conclude tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET.