Derrik Lutz Goes the Distance in GW's 7-3 Win Over Delaware
Three Colonial Home Runs and Lutz's Gem Carriers GW to Victory
Lutz struck out 11, walked one and did not allow an earned run in the game.
Six of the Colonials' seven runs came via the long ball.
First baseman Ryan Roberson (Silver Spring, MD / James H. Burke) put GW on top 3-0 in the first inning when he followed back-to-back two out singles with a three-run home run (4).
Colonials' catcher Joe Michalski (Ellicott City, MD / Mt. Hebron) connected for his second home run (2) in as many days with a second inning solo shot, putting GW up 4-0.
The Fightin' Blue Hens (7-8) cut GW's lead to 4-2 in their half of the second after a dropped third strike with two outs was followed by a two-run double by leftfielder Brent Rogers.
Delaware crept to within one run an inning later when centerfielder Brandon Menchaca led-off the inning with a triple and came around to score on a pass ball, leaving the Colonials with a 4-3 lead.
Michalski drove in another run in the fourth inning when he followed centerfielder Matt Owens' (Fayetteville, GA / Fayette County) two out double with an RBI single, setting the score at 5-3.
Right fielder Brad Rosenblat (New Orleans, LA / Newman / Tulane) broke the game open for the Colonials in the fifth inning with a two-run blast (3) to give GW a 7-3 advantage. Overall, Rosenblat went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the contest.
GW second baseman Tom Shanley's (Stanfordville, NY / Pine Plains) first inning single extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
In his first start of the season, Blue Hens' starter RHP Kevin Brown (0-1) surrendered seven runs in six innings in the loss.
Lutz's complete game came at a crucial time for the GW pitching staff as Thursday's contest was the team's sixth in a stretch of nine games in eight days.
GW opens a three-game home series Friday afternoon against Cleveland State University. Friday's first pitch is scheduled for 2:30 pm, Saturday's is set for 1:00 pm and Sunday's is scheduled for 12:00 pm.
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