ST. BONAVENTURE — In three-plus decades in the St. Bonaventure baseball dugout, Larry Sudbrook has seen his share of transcendent hitting achievements.
In March of 2017, he remembered, David “Bubba” Hollins went 6-for-6 with a home run, three doubles and eight RBIs. In 2008, former all-conference centerfielder Randy Moley “had a day in Florida that was like a 7-for-7.”
Brian Pellegrini, the two-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Year (2006, ‘07), he recalled, “put on some crazy power displays of multiple home runs, 400-footers.”
But this, coming on a mostly tranquil day at a ballpark in Emmetsburg, Maryland, only slightly smaller than the Bonnies’, was something else entirely.
Last Saturday, Tyler Kelder had perhaps the best individual day in program history, going 7-for-10 with five home runs in a doubleheader sweep of Mount St. Mary’s. On the same day, in the same lineup, Brendyn Stillman finished 9-for-10 with four home runs.
And that’s what made it one of the truly memorable days in Bona baseball annals.
Two players. Nine home runs. And three instances of going back-to-back.
“The thing that made this different was one…