Greg Conden Pitches Colonials Past Delaware, 5-2, For His 32nd Victory
The Senior Strikes Out 11 While Freshman Tom Shanley Homers To Extend Streak To 14 Games
March 13, 2003
NEWARK, DE - GW roled to a 5-2 win against Delaware behind pitching ace Greg Conden (4-1). Conden, who pitched 8.2 innings, earned his 32nd career win while fanning 11 to bring his season total to 35. Nick Koken recorded his third save of the season when he entered the game to record the last out. Freshman shortstop Tom Shanley also extended his season long hitting streak to 14 games when he hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning.
Conden (2.76 ERA) held the Blue Hen offense to just three hits heading to the ninth inning before allowing a pair of unearned runs and giving way to closer Koken with two outs in the inning. Koken would get senior Matt Wimer to line out to second and pick up the save in his team-leading eighth relief appearance.
Travis Crowder put GW ahead 1-0 on an RBI single in the third, scoring Shanley. Shanley would leadoff the fifth with a solo shot deep over the left-field fence for his second home run of the season. Shanley, who entered the game with a team-leading .417 batting average, is now hitting .431 with a team-high slugging percentage of .608. He went 2-for-3 on the day scoring three more runs which is the second-most on the team with 14.
The only Colonial with more runs than Shanley is sophomore outfielder Anthony Raglani who got two more to top the team with 16. Raglani went 2-for-4 and has quitely cruised to a .354 average on the year. His two doubles today bring him to six, the most among the Colonials.
Jeff Fertitta also doubled for GW today for the fifth of the season. His one-run hit drove in his 16th RBI of the year. He leads the team in RBI while hitting .321.
GW evened the series against Delaware at eight wins apiece with the victory. The two teams will meet again at George Washington on April 22 to break the all-time tie. The Colonials will play host to Hartford this weekend with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at noon and another game at noon on Sunday. The games will be played at Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA.