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Niagara baseball takes on Canisius, St. Bonaventure


Game 29
Niagara (11-17) at St. Bonaventure (7-19)
Wednesday, April 18 – 3:30 p.m. 
NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – The Niagara baseball team takes on St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Olean, N.Y. 

Last Time Out
  • The Purple Eagles were swept by MAAC opponent Marist in a three-game series April 13-14. The Red Foxes won the first game, 9-7, the second game, 13-9, and won the third game, 9-7, after a walk-off homerun.

On the Field: Niagara Purple Eagles (11-17)
  • Greg Cullen continues to lead the nation with a .467 batting average. He is third in the NCAA in hits per game with 1.85. Cullen leads the Purple Eagles in hits with 50. He has 20 RBIs and 27 runs scored.
  • Owen Dziados leads the team in RBIs with 25. Peter Battaglia is second on the team in RBIs with 23 and leads the Purple Eagles in homeruns with four.
  • Trevor McCauley has a team-best 28 runs scored.
  • Cody Eckerson (1-3) leads the Purple Eagles pitching staff with 46 strikeouts in 37.0 innings pitched. He has held opponents to a .274 batting average. He has an ERA of 4.62.

On the Field: St. Bonaventure Bonnies (7-19)
  • Mike Magnanti and Ryan MacCarrick lead the Bonnies in hits with 32 each.
  • Brandon Henshaw has a team-high 16 RBIs.
  • Braydon Nelson (1-2) has struck out a staff-high 35 batters in 38.2 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 3.96.

Up Next
  • The Purple Eagles host Monmouth for a three-game series April 21-22. The teams will play a twin bill starting at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 and a single game at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22.

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