GW Baseball Falters Late in 4-3 Loss to Quinnipiac
Kaplow Fans Seven in First Career Home Start
March 3, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - Freshman Max Kaplow struck out seven batters in eight innings but the visiting team scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning as the George Washington baseball team lost the series finale, 4-3, against Quinnipiac on Sunday afternoon at Barcroft Park.
Kaplow turned in eight strong innings in the first home start of his career. The local product from Falls Church, Va., worked his way out of multiple jams before exiting the game with a 2-1 lead after walking the first two batters in the ninth.
Kaplow stranded a lead-off double in the second inning and got help from freshman catcher Matthieu Robert, who gunned down a steal attempt in the third.
GW (0-9) gave Kaplow an early lead in the bottom half of the third when senior Matthew Murakami, who had led off with a double, was driven in by Robert's base hit.
Kaplow escaped a jam with two runners on in the fifth but ran into trouble in the sixth. He gave up consecutive singles followed by a double to allow the Bobcats to knot the score at 1-1. He escaped the jam by striking out two batters and flipping the ball with his glove to Robert on a comebacker for the play at the plate.
Senior Justin Albright led off the sixth with a double down the right field line and worked his way to third on a wild pitch with two outs. Senior Derek Brown then roped a double down the right field line to give the Colonials a 2-1 lead.
A double play aided Kaplow through a scoreless seventh and he sat the Bobcats down in order in the eighth before walking the first two batters of the ninth inning. After Kaplow's exit, the baserunners would score on a bases-clearing triple by Mike Blumenthal in the top of the ninth inning, giving Quinnipiac a 3-2 lead. They added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2.
In the bottom of the ninth the Colonials opened with a walk by freshman Nolan Lodden and single by Brown to put two runners on with no outs. Lodden advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a RBI groundout from senior Tyler McCarthy to make cut the deficit to 4-3, but its as close as the Colonials would come.
Nicholas Fabrizio earned the win after giving up three runs on seven hits in eight innings. Matthew Sicilano earned the three outs in the ninth for the save.
The Colonials return to action on Wednesday afternoon when they host UMES at Barcroft Park. GW is 8-2 all time against UMES after last season's 9-6 win in Arlington. The game will be streamed live on RaiseHigh.tv.
Baseball Falls in Season Opener at FAU, 3-0
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The George Washington baseball team opened the 2018 season on Friday night but fell in a 3-0 decision to Florida Atlantic.
Baseball Begins 2018 Campaign at Florida Atlantic
LEADING OFF: The George Washington baseball team will open the 2018 season with a six-game swing through Florida over the next two weeks, starting with a...
Baseball's Metz and Raimo Earn Preseason Honors from Perfect Game
WASHINGTON - The George Washington baseball duo of senior Robbie Metz and sophomore Elliott Raimo have each earned a spot on the Perfect Game Preseason...
Zebroski Inducted into GW Athletics Hall of Fame
Former George Washington baseball standout Tom Zebroski was officially inducted into the GW Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony on February 3, 2018.
Baseball Announces First Signees in Class of 2022
WASHINGTON - The George Washington baseball team is pleased to announce the initial signing of 12 student-athletes that will be the foundation of the class ...
Registration Open for GW Baseball Camps
George Washington University Baseball Camps offer an opportunity for players to receive valuable instruction on the fundamental skills of baseball.
GW Athletics Unveils Hall of Fame Class of 2018
The George Washington University Department of Athletics and Recreation proudly unveiled during Colonials Weekend eight individuals who will comprise the GW ...
Baseball Reveals 2018 Schedule
WASHINGTON - The George Washington baseball team will host 28 games at Tucker Field at Barcroft Park and make a spring break trip to Texas to face perennial ...