GW Baseball Opens 2005 Season With 13-3 Win Over NSU
Colonials Bang Out 15 Hits in Season Opener
Feb. 16, 2005
The George Washington University baseball team (1-0) opened up its 2005 season with a 13-3 victory over Norfolk State University Wednesday (0-8) at Marty L. Miller Field.
GW scored five runs in the second inning and seven in the third to jump out to a 12-0 lead.
Six different Colonials recorded multi-hit games including second baseman Tom Shanley (Standfordville, NY/Pine Plains) who went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Right fielder Brad Rosenblat (New Orleans, LA/Newman/Tulane) drove in three runs with a double and a single and first baseman Ryan Roberson (Silver Spring, MD/James H. Blake) doubled twice and drove home one.
Shortstop Michael Parker (Newton, MA/Newton South) contributed with a double, single and a stolen base.
The Colonials used five different pitchers in the contest. LHP Dan Sullivan (Stony Point, NY/North Rockland) (1-0) got the opening day start and struck out three in three innings of work to earn the win.
The game was called after seven innings as a result of the 10-run rule.
Freshman RHP Joel Brookens (Fayetteville, PA/Gettysburg Area) struck out two in an inning of relief for GW.
Spartans' third baseman Juan Serrano collected two hits in three at-bats including an RBI double. Chris Blotter (0-2) started for NSU and suffered the loss as he was knocked out of the second inning.
The win was GW head coach Steve Mrowka's first as the Colonials' skipper.
GW travels to Statesboro, GA to open a three-game series Friday against Georgia Southern University. Friday's game begins at 4:30 pm while Saturday and Sunday's contest starts at 1:30 pm.
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