GW Baseball Topped at Towson, 9-5
Five-Run First Inning Not Enough for Colonials
March 12, 2013
TOWSON, Md. - The George Washington baseball team rushed out to a 5-0 lead but was unable to maintain the advantage, as Towson rallied for a 9-5 win on Tuesday afternoon at Schuerholz Park.
GW (3-11) got off to a hot start, establishing an early lead with a five-run first inning. Senior Justin Albright led off with a single, stole second and then scored when junior Brookes Townsend ripped a single down the left field line. After a walk to senior Owen Beightol, senior Derek Brown followed with a base hit up the middle to make the score 2-0.
A single by senior Tyler McCarthy loaded the bases with one out before senior Matt Murakami reached base on a throwing error, allowing Brown and Beightol to score and pushing the lead to 4-0. Freshman Travis Nammack then provided an RBI groundout to give GW a 5-0 first-inning lead.
Towson (8-6) scored one run in the bottom of the first off GW starter Craig Lejeune to cut the deficit to 5-1. After a scoreless second inning, the Tigers scored at least one run in each of the next five frames, highlighted by a three-run sixth, to take a 9-5 lead, a margin they would maintain until the end of the game.
LeJeune gave up two earned runs on five hits with two strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work, but the Colonials' bullpen struggled to hold the lead following LeJeune's exit.
Brown finished with three hits, one RBI and one walk, while Albright concluded the day 2-for-4 with one run, one steal and one walk.
The Colonials return to action this weekend with a four-game series against Penn. The Colonials and Quakers will plays doubleheaders on both days, with Saturday's games being played in Philadelphia before the teams return to Barcroft Park for Sunday's contests.