GW Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Cornell on Sunday
Beightol Hits 11th Career Home Run in Game Two Loss
March 9, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. - Senior Owen Beightol hit his 11th career home run and freshman Cody Bryant went 3-for-7 at the plate but it was not enough as the George Washington baseball team dropped Sunday's doubleheader to Cornell by scores of 4-3 and 8-1.
GW (3-9) fell behind 3-0 in the first game after allowing single runs in each of the first three innings. A RBI single by Spencer Scourza put Cornell (4-2) up 1-0 in the first and a bases-loaded walk by J.D. Whetsel extended the lead to 2-0 in the second.
Sophomore Luke Olson entered the game in relief with the bases loaded and no outs in the second inning but escaped the jam before the Big Red plated a run in the third on a solo home run by Ryan Karl to move ahead 3-0.
The Colonials got two runs back in the bottom of the third on a RBI single by junior Ryan Xepoleas and a fielder's choice RBI from freshman Colin Gibbons-Fly to make the score 3-2, then tied the game in the fourth on a RBI groundout by Bryant to pull even at 3-3.
Olson was lifted in the fifth inning after hitting a batter with two outs and allowing the runner to advance to second on a wild pitch. A RBI double by Karl put Cornell up 4-3, a lead they would hold on to for the duration of the seven-inning contest.
In the second game, both starting pitchers were locked in a pitcher's duel, trading scoreless innings until the top of the fifth, when Cornell's Tom D'Alessandro gave the Big Red a 1-0 lead with a RBI double off of GW starter Bobby LeWarne. LeWarne took the loss after allowing four earned runs in five innings of work with two walks and five strikeouts.
Cornell added four runs on five hits in the sixth inning to move ahead 5-0 and added another in the seventh to extend the lead to 6-0.
Beightol connected on the first pitch of his at bat in the bottom of the seventh, depositing the ball over the left field wall for his second home run of the season and the 11th of his career, to make the score 6-1.
The Big Red added two more runs in the eighth to move ahead 8-1 and held on down the stretch to record the doubleheader sweep and series victory.
Bryant (three hits, one RBI) and Xepoleas (two hits, one RBI) led GW's offense on Sunday.
The Colonials return to action on Wednesday afternoon against Saint Peter's. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. from Barcroft Park.
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