GW Baseball Tops Duke, 8-5, in Series Finale
Best, Oswald Combine for Seven RBIs
March 4, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. - Seniors Jimmy Best and Stephen Oswald combined for six hits and six RBIs to lead the George Washington baseball team (2-7) to an 8-5 victory over Duke on Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Jack Coombs Field.
After scoring just three runs in the first two games, the GW offense came alive on Sunday as the Colonials scored eight runs on 11 hits.
Best finished 4-for-5 with one double, one home run and four RBIs while Oswald laced a pair of RBI doubles to pace the Colonials offense.
Duke (7-6) opened a 1-0 lead in the first inning but the Colonials responded by permanently taking the lead in the top of the second when junior Robbie Haben delivered a two-run single to put GW on top, 2-1.
The Colonials extended their lead to 5-1 in the fourth inning. Junior Kyle Gelling doubled with one out and a pair of errors left two men on base for Oswald, who hit his first of two doubles on the afternoon to drive in a run. Best followed with a two-run single.
Best and Oswald struck again in a three-run Colonial's sixth. Oswald hit his second RBI double and Best followed with the first home run of the season for GW, a towering shot over the right-center field wall to extend the lead to 8-2.
Junior Tyler McCarthy earned the win after allowing just three earned runs in 5.1 innings of work. Junior Kenny O'Brien picked up the save with seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings, allowing one earned run.
The Colonials return to action on Wednesday with a visit trip to William & Mary. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
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