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Donko Achieves Top Spot in Record Books with 31st Career Save

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Donko Achieves Top Spot in Record Books with 31st Career Save

Breaking Records

If records are made to be broken there’s a new standard on the VCU books. Senior Sam Donko recorded his 11th save of the season and 31st career save for the Rams in today’s match with Fordham. Even more impressive is that he has only been on the roster for the past 2 seasons. Last year Donko led the nation in saves amassing 20 in his first year on the roster.

Donko passes Adam Bryant who held the top spot since 1994 with 30 saves. In addition to this milestone the Black and Gold posted a 3-0 shut-out in the second game of the series on the road and have extended their win streak to 5 consecutive games.

Freshmen Contributions

In short, it was a good day to be a Ram unless you were the home team. VCU now has 2 of the 3 games claimedThe freshmen continue to exceed expectations and make contributions this season which bodes well for the future of the already strong program. Paul Witt, Steven Carpenter, and Brett Willett all contributed a RBI. Witt and Carpenter also contributed a run each with Senior Logan Farrar providing the second run between the freshmen in the victory.

From the Mound

Brooks Vial took the mound first and kept the Rams going until the beginning of the 8th inning. There was a threat in the 4th but Vial came through and Fordham remained scoreless. When Vial left the field, Donko came in and added the final four outs including his record-breaking save and sealing the shut-out for VCU.

On the Field

Recently we spoke with Coach Stiffler about the program and his goals for the Rams in a feature video. He has his eyes on the Atlantic 10 championship and with their 12th win in conference play, VCU remains at the top of the current A-10 rankings.

Next up the Rams v Rams series wraps with game 3 on Sunday, April 23. The first pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m.

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A founding member of 400 North Media LLC, Pamela was the original editor and primary contributor for VCUSports.com when it launched. She currently serves as communications liaison, videographer, and ad hoc contributor. During the day Pamela is a learning consultant for a Fortune 500 company. She’s also an avid volunteer who works with several non-profits in Richmond and beyond.

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