Baseball Beaten At Home For The First Time This Year In 13-9 Loss To CSU
Freshman Anthony Smith Collected Four Hits Including Two Homers And Six RBI
March 12, 2004
ARLINGTON, VA - After scoring eight runs in the first three innings the Colonials fell 13-9 to Cleveland State at Barcroft Park. The loss was the Colonials first at home this year and stopped a four-game winning streak. The Colonials had beaten Cleveland State in their last four meetings but lost today largely as a result of allowing eight runs in the fourth inning. GW's starter Anthony Smith was tagged with his first loss but he helped his cause as a hitter going four-for-five with two homers, a double and a single.
The Colonials jumped on the board early with four runs in the first and third innings. Ryan Roberson hit a double in the first and Anthony Smith picked up two RBI with a single followed by Brad Rosenblat's two run home run which was hit on a line to center field. In the third, Geoff Milsom doubled and scored on a single from Raglani. After a Roberson single, Smith smacked his first homer of the game to right field for a three-run shot. He would hit his fourth homer of the year in the fifth for the ninth and final Colonials run of the game. Smith later doubled and was only a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. He also enjoyed a six-RBI day and scored thrice. Smith is now batting an incredible .436 for the Colonials with four homers, 16 RBI and a slugging percentage of .821.
As a pitcher, Smith was sharp through the first few innings but gave up two runs in the third and then struggled to get an out and get out of the fourth. CSU scored eight runs on six hits and two walks in the fourth and the Colonials could not comeback. Nate CasaGrande allowed four more runs before reliever Avi Rasowsky finally stopped the bleeding by allowing only one more hit in the final three and a third innings.
With the loss, the Colonials (7-8) drop to below .500. This is their first home loss and they have a chance to redeem themselves against Cleveland State on Saturday at 1:00 pm and Sunday at noon. This was CSU's first win of the year after losing their first three games at Indiana. Dan Sullivan will get the start for the Colonials on Saturday followed by Dan Pfau on Sunday.
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