2016 #Bonnies Baseball

The Bonnies finished the season 26-22-1 for their most overall victories since 2009.
Bona opened the season with a 9-2 trip South by often displaying a strength that would stay with them all season - dominant pitching.
The Bonnies not only led the Atlantic 10 in nearly every pitching category all season, but also ranked among the nation's leaders.
With a 2.79 season ERA, the Bonnies were more than a run better than any other A-10 team and also ranked inside the national top 10.
Sophomore Brandon Schlimm posted the third-best ERA in Bonnies history at 2.11 and went 5-2 with a 1.85 ERA in Atlantic 10 starts.
Senior Connor Grey set the Bonnies all-time season record for strikeouts with 95, also recording a 2.84 ERA after serving as the team's Friday starter for much of the year. Following the season, he was picked in the 20th round of the mlb draft by the arizona diamondbacks.
Senior Thad Johnson set a new Bonnies record for career saves, setting the new mark by locking down a victory over George Mason in May. JOHNSON ALSO GAVE THE BONNIES THEIR MOST THRILLING MOMENT OF THE SEASON WITH A WALK-OFF GRAND SLAM TO SEND BONA TO A 6-3 WIN IN 12 INNINGS OVER CONFERENCE RIVAL LA SALLE.
Also during the series victory over George Mason, junior Dave Vaccaro had one of the best days in Bonnies recent program history. He homered twice in the game and drove in seven runs - six of which came in one inning.

Postseason Awards

Sophomore shortstop Cole Peterson was named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 after hitting .289 overall with 16 RBIs and 19 stolen bases. Peterson also hit .324 in A-10 play and turned 33 double plays in the field, making just three errors in 137 chances during conference action.
Brandon Schlimm finished the year ranking third in overall A-10 ERA and fourth in opponents batting average, also earning Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors.
Junior T.J. Baker earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team with a 3.81 GPA as an Accounting major.

League Leaders

Four Bonnies pitchers ranked in the top 10 of the Atlantic 10 in ERA - Schlimm (second, 2.11); Grey (seventh, 2.84); senior Reid Van Woert (eighth, 2.89) and sophomore Aaron Phillips (ninth, 3.02).
Senior Tyler Walter ranked ninth in the A-10 with a .325 batting average.
Junior center fielder Taishi Terashima started all 49 games and was among the toughest in the league to strikeout, hitting .296 and striking out just 12 times in 199 at-bats.
Following the final home game of the season, the Bonnies honored their senior class of 2016 – Thad Johnson, Tommy Styn, Connor Grey, Drew Teller, Tyler Walter, Tyler Kirwan, Reid Van Woert and Ted Dilts.
The bonnies finished the year with a doubleheader sweep of saint joseph's with grey striking out 15 batters in game one. Bona stayed in the A-10 TOURNAMENT HUNT UNTIL THE SEASON'S FINAL DAY, FINISHING THE YEAR WITH 11 CONFERENCE VICTORIES. SIX OF THEIR CONFERENCE LOSSES CAME BY JUST ONE RUN.
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