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Niagara baseball hosts St. Bonaventure for Tuesday afternoon DH


NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS



NIAGARA UNIV. -- The Niagara baseball team hosts St. Bonaventure for a doubleheader starting at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.

Last Time Out
  • The Purple Eagles hosted Iona for opening weekend April 7-8. The Purple Eagles fell to the Gaels 10-2 in game one before picking up a 3-2 walk-off win in the second game. NU defeated Iona 9-6 in the third game to win the season series with the Gaels.

On the Field: Niagara Purple Eagles
  • Greg Cullen leads the Purple Eagles, the MAAC and the NCAA with a .489 batting average and 1.95 hits per game. He has a team-high 43 hits and three homeruns and has also recorded 15 RBIs.
  • Owen Dziados leads the Purple Eagles in RBIs with 20.
  • Julian Gallup is a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen bases.
  • On the mound, Cody Eckerson (1-3) leads the Purple Eagle pitching staff with 43 strikeouts in 32.1 innings pitched.

On the Field: St. Bonaventure Bonnies
  • Mike Magnanti leads the Bonnies in hits with 27 and in runs scored with 14. He has a team-best batting average of .346.
  • Brandon Henshaw leads the team in RBIs with 15 RBIs.
  • On the mound, Braydon Nelson (1-1) leads the Bonnie pitching staff in strikeouts with 32 in 36.2 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 3.44.

Up Next
  • The Purple Eagles resume conference play with a three-game series at Marist April 14-15. The teams play a doubleheader at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 and a single game at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.