Rams Rally Twice but Fall in 10 Innings to Bonnies, 5-4

Rams Rally Twice but Fall in 10 Innings to Bonnies, 5-4

How It Happened
After twice rallying from two-run deficits, Rhode Island (12-27, 3-13 Atlantic 10) fell to St. Bonaventure 5-4 at on an unearned run in the bottom of the 10th inning in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, St. Bonaventure (12-30, 5-12 A-10) got a runner on when Emily McDonough walked. McDonough stole second and advanced to third when the throw down got away. Alexandra Piergustavo ended the game with a single through the left side to bring in McDonough with the winning run.

Rhody trailed 2-0 in the top of the third inning when Marylynn Muldowney tied the score with a two-run home run, the first long ball of her career. The Rams were down 4-2 in the top of the sixth. Ali Summers was hit by a pitch to start the inning, and Paige Julich followed with a  bunt single. After a sacrifice bunt put both runners in scoring position, Kylie Shivery drove in pinch runner Brianna Heller to make it 4-3. Julich scored the tying run on a wild pitch.

After tying the game, Rhode Island's best chance the rest of the way came in the top of the ninth. Jenna Cubello led off the inning with a double, but she was stranded there when the next three batters were retired.

Inside the Box Score

  • Jenna Cubello doubled and singled to lead the offense.
  • Marylynn Muldowney hit her first career home run and drove in two runs.
  • Danielle Gariglio doubled and scored one run.
  • Paige Julich, Kelly Licul and Olivia Hendricks each singled once. Julich also scored one run.
  • Ali Summers was hit by a pitch for the 16th time in her career. The only players who were hit more often in program history are Stefanie Poedubicky (26 times, 2006-09), Stacey Fox (20, 2011-14) and Meg Kelly (19, 2012-14).
  • Sophomore Kylie Shivery had her team-leading 37th run batted in of the season.
Stat of the Day
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The run batted in for sophomore Kylie Shivery was the 50th of her career. She is the 23rd player in program history to reach 50 career RBI.