St. Bonaventure has no shortage of baseball history. The small school was home to one of the greatest managers to ever patrol a dugout, boasts a field named after Hall of Famers and even entered the uniform revolution at its beginning…
Planutis came to Bona billed as a sharpshooter after making 33 three-pointers in 67 three-point attempts in his freshman year at Mount St. Mary’s. He played 116 minutes before making his first official three in a Bona uniform, missing his first 11.
Phillips, the 2017 Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year, is a member of the San Francisco Giants organization who pitched 25 games for Class-A Advanced San Jose and one for Triple-A Sacramento last season. His former teammates Cole Peterson and Bubba Hollins are infielders in the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins organizations, respectively, while 2015 draftee Steven Klimek pitches in the Baltimore Orioles organization and 2016 pick Connor Grey is finding his way in the Arizona Diamondbacks system…
SBU’s newcomers adapted quickly to college ball. Alejandro Vasquez had two double-figure scoring nights in his first four games, while Justin Winston had four in the first five and started each game from the Rutgers win through the regular season finale. Jaren English missed the first five games with a broken hand but was a daily starter when healthy.
The conclusion of a long day yesterday, from Rochester to Brooklyn and back to Rochester early Friday morning, was an Uber ride with a father of a soon-to-be Division I athlete who will be enrolling in the 2020-21 school year…
The A-10 joins nearly all Division I conferences, as well as the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer, in canceling or suspending play.
Dayton has won just one A-10 Tournament game in the last four years. The Flyers were the No. 1 seed in 2016, but fell in the semis. They were the No. 1 seed again in 2017, but lost to No. 9 seed Davidson. A Thursday eight-nine game loss to VCU followed in 2018 before a quarterfinal loss to No. 6 Saint Louis in their only game last season.
Bona point guard Kyle Lofton and center Osun Osunniyi were named to the Atlantic 10 First and Third team, respectively, the league announced on Tuesday. Osunniyi also earned All-Defensive Team honors for the second straight season. Guard Jaren English, also a sophomore, placed on the All-Academic Team.
Dayton’s win over George Washington this weekend completed the first 18-0 season in Atlantic 10 history and the league’s first perfect conference record since George Washington in 2005-06. It was also the culmination of a fruitful awards season on the A-10 and national level for the No. 3 team in the nation.
The Bonnies (19-12, 11-7 A-10) dropped to the fifth seed with the loss and will open A-10 Tournament play at Barclays Center on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. against the winner of Wednesday’s George Mason v.s. St. Joseph’s contest. If the Bonnies get past the Patriots or Hawks, they will get another shot at Saint Louis on Friday in the quarterfinal round, just six days removed from Saturday’s rout.