Baseball Wins First Road Game, 9-5, Over Texas-San Antonio
Anthony Smith Earns Win While Adding Two Hits To Lift GW Over UTSA
Feb. 28, 2004
SAN ANTONIO, TX - GW baseball defeated UTSA 9-5 to secure their first road win of the season. The Colonials (2-5) collected nine runs on 14 hits compared to five runs on eight hits for UTSA (5-4). Freshman Anthony Smith earned his first collegiate win going 5.2 innings while adding two hits offensively. Sophomore Tom Shanley also went three for three for GW. Anthony Raglani had three RBI while Ryan Roberson and Geoff Milsom each added two.
The Colonials got on the board first when GW strung together three hits with Roberson knocking in Shanley in the top of the first inning. UTSA scored two runs in the second bottom of the second inning to pull ahead. GW evened the score in the third when Shanley walked and scored on a single from Roberson. GW had a breakout inning in the sixth with four runs to put them up for good. Smith, Milsom and Shanley scored in the sixth keyed by Raglani's three-run double. Jay Quinn also scored in the sixth in his first career start as catcher for the Colonials.
In the seventh inning GW scored two more runs after a walk from Jeff Fertitta and a single from Brad Rosenblat, with Smith and Milsom responsible for the RBI. Joe Michalski had a hit while pinch hitting in the ninth in his first at bat of the season. Josh Goldberg pinch ran for the sophomore and scored when Milsom doubled to drive him in.
Anthony Smith had a successful outing on the mound earning the first win of his college career. The freshman gave up three runs, two of them earned, on five hits striking out two and issuing two walks. Nick Koken entered the game with two outs in the sixth and pitched the rest of the way. By pitching more than three innings the sophomore picked up his first save of the season and is now tied for third all-time at GW with eight career saves.
The Colonials finish their series with the Roadrunners on Sunday at noon.