LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell baseball played its final regular season home games of the year Tuesday, and dropped a non-league doubleheader to St. Bonaventure at Depew Field. The Bonnies won the opening game in eight innings, 5-4, and won the nightcap in six innings, 7-4. The final inning of game two was called off due to darkness.

Brett Smith extended his hit streak to 12 games, finishing 5-for-8 with three extra-base hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Danny Rafferty posted two hits and scored two runs, while Keifer Rawlings recorded two hits and three RBIs.

Bucknell (17-20, 8-4 PL) will resume Patriot League action this weekend (Apr. 22-23) with an important four-game series at Holy Cross. All four contests will broadcast on the Patriot League Network.

Game 1: St. Bonaventure 5, Bucknell 4 (8 innings)
Bucknell scored the game’s first run in the third inning, thanks to a RBI single from Rawlings that scored Rafferty from third base.

The Bonnies tied the game with a run in the fourth inning, but Rawlings plated two more runs on a two-out single in the bottom of the inning to give the Bison a 3-1 advantage.

St. Bonaventure regained the lead in the fifth inning with three runs. Bucknell tied the game up in the sixth inning, thanks to a sacrifice fly from Luke Johnson.

The Bonnies scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, snapping their three-game losing streak.

Tyler Wincig made the start on the mound in game one and was solid. He scattered six hits while allowing just one earned run in 4.2 innings pitched. Nate Grisius (1-2) was credited with the loss.

Game 2: St. Bonaventure 7, Bucknell 4 (6 innings)
St. Bonaventure scored all seven of its runs in the first two innings combined, highlighted by a three-run home run from T.J. Baker.

The Bison cut into the margin with four runs in the fifth inning, fueled by a two-run triple from Smith and a two-run double from Sam Clark, extending his hit streak to nine games.