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The St. Bonaventure baseball workforce welcomes a number of recent faces to fall practices as 21 newcomers have joined this system.

“It was a protracted course of this previous 12 months trying to find expertise to exchange a big group of graduate college students and graduating seniors,” Bonnies head coach Jason Rathbun mentioned. “We’re very enthusiastic about this group. We actually just like the expertise of our freshman class in addition to the expertise of our school transfers. This group has an opportunity to make their affect to this system in 12 months one.” The Bonnies introduced in student-athletes from 13 completely different states plus Canada and 13 of the newcomers have already got expertise on the collegiate degree.

Get to know the brand new Bonnies as fall ball will get underway:

Jeremiah Atwell, C, Eastlake, Ohio: Atwell is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound right-handed catcher who may additionally play within the outfield. He hit .333 for his profession at Willoughby South Excessive Faculty the place he additionally posted a .452 on-base share with a .983 fielding share behind the plate. He was a First Group All-Convention decide the final two seasons, serving to his workforce to a district runner-up end as a junior. He was the workforce’s Offensive Participant of the Yr as a junior and the Defensive Participant of the Yr as a senior. Academically, he graduated high 10 in his class and was an All-Tutorial Group choice annually. He’s majoring in sports activities administration/analytics.

Alex Barger, RHP, York, Pa.: Barger was a high pitcher throughout his time at Central York Excessive Faculty, additionally seeing time within the outfield. On the mound, he recorded a profession ERA beneath 3.0 and likewise recorded a 0.54 ERA in 36 innings of journey ball with Full Sport Academy. He hit .325 over his highschool profession and was a Good Sport Preseason All-American final spring. Over the summer time he pitched for the Danville Otterbots of the Appalachian League. He’s a bodily schooling main.

Ethan Catney-Forbes, RHP/1B, Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Catney-Forbes is an imposing determine each on the mound and on the plate together with his 6-foot-6, 250-pound body. In his 2022 season at Aldershot Excessive Faculty, Catney-Forbes led the workforce in wins, ERA, and strikeouts on the mound. On the plate, he hit a team-high 9 dwelling runs, whereas main the workforce in RBIs, slugging share, and OPS. He helped lead his highschool workforce to a COBA Championship in 2016. Catney-Forbes competed for the Nice Lake Canadians, Ontario Royals, and Burlington Bulls in journey baseball. He was named essentially the most invaluable participant for the Burlington Bulls in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Catney-Forbes additionally participated in hockey, volleyball, and basketball in highschool, whereas additionally being an honors pupil with distinction. Academically, he’s majoring in sports activities administration.

Tristan Ciampa, RHP, Wilmington, Mass.: Ciampa is a right-handed pitcher who had a ton of success at Northern Essex Neighborhood School the place he went 10-0 with a 2.48 ERA this previous spring. He was named an NJCAA All-American in June after rating third nationally in victories, additionally averaging 11.93 strikeouts per 9 innings. He helped key a run to the NJCAA Division III World Sequence and a 38-8 closing file for Northern Essex CC. His management was additionally excellent as he struck out 72 batters in opposition to 16 walks in 54.1 innings of labor with a 1.05 WHIP. Ciampa’s groups received back-to-back regional championships in 2022 and 2023 earlier than ending third within the nation this 12 months. Within the late season he grew to become a more in-depth and earned two saves within the postseason. He was additionally a Dean’s Listing choice at Northern Essex and plans to main in enterprise at St. Bonaventure.

Joel Connors, RHP, Brampton, Ontario, Canada: Connors is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound right-hander who’s in his graduate season. He was a two-way participant for Lakeland CC the place he hit .279 with six homers as a catcher. Most lately, he performed for St. Andrews (N.C.) College in NAIA the place he was on the mound solely with three saves out of the bullpen and a 4.94 ERA together with 31 strikeouts in 31 innings this previous season.

Gavin Constantine, INF, McKinney, Texas: Constantine joins the Bonnies as a real freshman from the Lone Star State. At McKinney North Excessive Faculty, he batted .421 with 23 stolen bases this spring and was named First Group All-Convention in each his junior and senior seasons. He was topped his workforce’s MVP this previous spring after taking his workforce’s Defensive MVP honors in 2022. A 3-time Good Sport All-Match Group choice, he was additionally a preseason Rawlings PG All-American decide the final two years. He was additionally an Tutorial All-District honoree who plans to main in enterprise administration.

Antonio Cordeiro, C, Pittsburgh, Pa.: Cordeiro battled .350 with a .443 on-base share and 1.110 OPS after smacking seven doubles and 4 homers as a senior at Pittsburgh Central Catholic Excessive this spring. He didn’t make a single error behind the plate in 126 innings, throwing out eight tried base stealers whereas choosing off 4 different runners. A PIAA 6A First Group decide, he was additionally a Excessive Honor Roll pupil who’s majoring in sports activities administration.

Ryan Davis, 1B, Waco, Texas: Davis performed the final two seasons at Paris Junior School in his native Texas the place he helped his workforce set the varsity file for wins twice – first with 39 victories in 2022 after which 41 this previous season after they had been Area 14 champs. He was a First Group All-Area 14 choice after main the convention in batting common (.402) and hits (78) as a sophomore in 2023, including a .456 on-base share and 11 doubles whereas driving in 43 runs. The left-handed batting first baseman additionally was a 4.0 pupil in junior school and can main in criminology at SBU.

Cam Demos, RHP, Downers Grove, Unwell.: Demos was on the Central Arizona junior school squad that received the 2022 NJCAA Division I nationwide championship and posted a 3.38 ERA this previous spring. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound righty pitched within the extremely regarded Northwoods League in every of the previous two summers, making three appearances with the La Crosse Loggers this summer time after 5 outings with the Duluth Huskies in 2022. He additionally was an NJCAA Tutorial All-American at Central Arizona the place he graduated with Affiliate of Science and Affiliate of Arts levels with a 4.0 GPA. He’ll main in English at Bonaventure.

Aaron Graves II, OF, Higher Marlboro, MD: Graves will add one other left-handed bat to the Bonnies outfield after hitting .312 with 5 homers and 75 stolen bases in his profession at Riverdale Baptist Excessive. He was a Second Group All-League choice as a junior and a Baseball Manufacturing facility Preseason All-American. An Honor Roll pupil all 4 years of highschool, he’s majoring in sports activities administration.

Aidan Grudzinski, OF, Greencastle, Pa.: Over his varsity profession at Greencastle-Antrim Excessive Faculty, Grudzinski batted .324 with a .391 on-base share and 51 RBIs from the correct aspect. An All-Convention First Group and Mid-Penn First Group choice, he led his convention in RBIs as each a junior and a senior, serving to his workforce to the 5A Pennsylvania State semifinals and back-to-back convention crowns. He’s majoring in strategic communications.

Harrison Kaufman, SS/3B, Seattle, Wash.: Kaufman makes the journey from the West Coast the place he hit .338 in 41 video games final season with Shoreline CC simply north of Seattle. He drove in 20 runs and stole 9 bases with a .430 on-base share. He’ll main in environmental research at St. Bonaventure.

Morgan Little, 1B, Keyser, West Va.: Little involves St. Bonaventure after starring at West Virginia Potomac State the place he performed for his father Doug Little the previous two seasons. The son of a coach who owns over 800 victories on the junior school degree, he was a star on the plate for WVU Potomac State. In two seasons, he collected 88 hits, slashing .346/.448/.547 and was named NJCAA Division I Area 20 First Group this previous spring for his work on the plate in addition to his protection at first base. He was additionally named to the Area 20 All-Match Group after his robust postseason efficiency for a membership that received 30 video games in 2023. An Honor Roll pupil within the classroom, he’ll main in finance.

Robert Mannino, C/OF/1B, Marlboro, N.J.: Mannino spent a redshirt season at Purdue in 2022 after being ranked as a top-five catcher within the state of New Jersey as a highschool senior when he was named All-State. He performed in 21 video games final season at Florence-Darlington Tech in South Carolina, hitting a house run with 13 RBIs. He’ll main in enterprise administration at SBU.

David Marshall Jr., SS/UTL, Downers Grove, Unwell.: Marshall earned All-Area accolades in NJCAA Area 4 this previous season with the School of DuPage in his dwelling state of Illinois. He was additionally an All-Convention choice after main the workforce with a .420 batting common (66-for-157). He was additionally the workforce’s main run producer with 62 RBIs whereas rating fifth nationally by drawing 44 walks to steer his squad in on-base share at .563. He smacked 13 doubles with 4 homers and scored 62 occasions this previous spring as his workforce received 34 video games. In two seasons on the junior school degree, he slashed .390/.512/.530 with 86 RBIs and 103 hits. Additionally an Honor Roll pupil, he’s majoring in sports activities research.

Likelihood Moore, RHP, Jacksonville, Fla.: A 6-foot-5, 215-pound right-hander, Moore was a two-way participant in junior school at Garrett (MD) School. He will probably be used off the mound with the Bonnies, the place he made 13 appearances together with 10 begins with a 4.25 ERA and 1.19 WHIP this previous spring, putting out 53 batters in 53 innings in opposition to simply six walks. When within the lineup, he additionally hit .317 with 4 homers as an infielder. He began his collegiate profession at Daytona State (Fla.) School the place he was an Tutorial All-Convention honoree. He’ll main in sports activities administration at St. Bonaventure.

Cameron Rizzo, INF, Glen Allen, Va.: A real freshman, Rizzo hit .400 with 26 stolen bases, two homers and a .533 on-base for Deep Run (Va.) Excessive Faculty. A First Group All-Area and All-State choice as a senior this spring, he hit a game-tying RBI single within the seventh inning of Deep Run’s regional playoff comeback victory. He’ll main in economics at St. Bonaventure.

Michael Salina, RHP, Webster, N.Y.: Salina will add to Bona’s beginning rotation, returning to Western New York the place he performed at Webster Schroeder Excessive Faculty earlier than starting his school profession with a 12 months at George Mason final season. He was a two-time All-Larger Rochester choice whereas in highschool. He made 10 appearances in his collegiate debut with a 2.61 ERA, putting out 11 batters over 10.1 innings of labor.

Aiden Starn, RHP, Pennsville, N.J.: Starn helped Lackawanna School to the NJCAA Division II World Sequence this previous Might as he posted a 6-2 file with 62 strikeouts throughout 65 innings of labor. He made 13 appearances, pitching at his greatest down the stretch with 5 straight high quality begins to finish the 12 months together with within the World Sequence the place he was excellent in opposition to the No. 1 workforce within the nation. He tossed six innings, permitting two runs with one stroll and 7 strikeouts in opposition to the eventual nationwide champion Heartland CC. He’s majoring in sports activities administration.

Paul Vossen, OF, Reno, Nev.: Vossen transfers to St. Bonaventure from Utah Valley the place he performed within the WAC for the Wolverines and put up stable numbers on the Division I degree. He performed in 49 video games with 48 begins as a sophomore, hitting .257 whereas main the workforce in triples with 4 and swiping 10 stolen bases which tied for tenth within the WAC. He smashed two dwelling runs, had 19 RBIs and was named to the WAC All-Tutorial Group. He was named First Group All-State and All-Area in his dwelling state of Nevada throughout his highschool profession after hitting .457 with 30 RBIs as a senior. Following highschool, he first attended the College of Iowa the place he performed on the excessive main degree. He performed in 4 video games for the Hawkeyes earlier than the 2020 season was canceled as a result of pandemic after which was an Tutorial All-Large Ten choice in 2021, showing in 11 video games that season earlier than transferring to Utah Valley. He’s a enterprise administration main.

Kade Walker, LHP, Chicago, Unwell.: Walker, a 6-foot-3 left-handed pitcher, spent two seasons on the junior school degree at Cuesta (Ca.) School and is a local of Chicago. He was a three-time All-Convention performer at De La Salle Institute in highschool earlier than heading to Cuesta the place he threw 19.1 innings with 18 strikeouts final season. In two seasons, he struck out 31 batters throughout 38.0 innings of reduction. He’ll main in communication social justice and advocacy at St. Bonaventure.

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