George Washington Drops Both Games of a Doubleheader at Florida
March 4, 2007
GAINESVILLE, FL - The University of Florida (8-6) pounded out 33 hits and scored 31 runs as they took both games from George Washington (1-8) Saturday at McKethan Stadium.
In the opening game of the series, postponed until Saturday after rain washed out Friday night's scheduled game, Florida used a complete game from Bryan Augenstein (2-2) to down GW 7-1. Augenstein allowed just seven hits and surrendered no walks while striking out 11 en route to his second win of the season.
Brian Frazier (0-3) got the start for the Colonials and lasted six innings while giving up 10 hits and seven runs. Arllen Cruz and Chris Davis combined to throw the final two innings, allowing just one hit. Chris Marsicano had two of GW's seven hits, both doubles.
In the second game, Florida used two six-run innings and a seven-run seventh to cruise past George Washington 24-4. The Gators lead 15-1 after four innings. GW starter Derek Haese (0-3) struggled as he allowed 14 runs, 12 earned, and 12 hits in just 3 1/3 innings of work.
Countering Haese was Stephen Locke (2-1) of Florida who earned the win, yielding just one run over his five innings of work. The Gators had 13 different players record a hit, including five with at least two hits. Hampton Tignor led the way, going 4-for-4 with three runs and three RBI.
The Colonials had a season high 14 hits, including two home runs by senior shortstop Michael Parker. Parker finished his day with three hits, two runs and two RBI. Including his 1-for-4 effort from the first game, Parker now has a hit in all nine GW games this year and he raised his OPS (on-base plus slugging) to a staggering 1.175. He is leading the team in nearly every offensive category, including slugging percentage (.750), hits (17) and total bases (30).
George Washington and Florida will conclude their series Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at McKethan Stadium. GW makes its 2007 home debut at Barcroft Park on Wednesday, playing host to George Mason at 2:30 p.m.
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