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.
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.