St. Bonaventure defeated Saint Joseph’s 6-5 in Philadelphia to give 28-year head coach Larry Sudbrook his 600th career win.
Sudbrook, who has coached 1,219 career games, is by far the winningest coach in any sport in Bona history.
The Bonnies went into the ninth trailing, 5-4, but tied the game on a bases-loaded single by Bret Heath and took the lead on Jason Radwan’s opposite-field single. Billy Urban closed out the game for the win, pitching 1∏innings after moving to the mound from third base aftger Asa Johnbson (Frewsburg) pitched the first 7∑.
Radwan (Lake Shore) is batting .407 for Bona (8-13).
The two Atlantic-10 teams today will complete their nonconference series in what was scheduled as a bye weekend for each.
GYMNASTICS: Sophomore Kayla Gray (Town of Tonawanda) of New Hampshire finished fifth in all-around scoring in the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Morgantown Regional at West Virginia University on Saturday.
Gray had a total of 38.875. Her best placing was a tie for third on balance beam (9.825). She was 11th in vault (9.675), 31st on parallel bars (9.600) and 18th in floor exercise (9.725).
In the Tuscaloosa Regional at the University of Alabama, sophomore Nicole Radon (Frontier) and her Kent State teammates finished sixth among six teams. Radon posted a score of 9.725 in floor exercise and 9.675 on the balance beam for the Flashes, who finished with 193.500 points. Host Alabama won with 197.400.
ROWING: The University at Buffalo women’s varsity eight won the Harvey Cup for the eighth straight year defeating Eastern Michigan. The UB boat covered the Tonawanda Creek course in 6:49.4 to EMU’s 7:00.9.
SOFTBALL: ECC scored five runs in the eighth inning for an 8-3 win at Alfred State then won the nightcap, 8-6. Kathleen Ruggiero (Sacred Heart) had four hits in the twin bill.