GW Baseball Rallies to Top Georgetown in Extra Innings, 4-2
Colonials Use Three Home Runs to Outlast Hoyas
March 17, 2012
BETHESDA, Md. - The George Washington baseball team trailed Georgetown, 2-1, heading into the eighth inning, but rallied to top the Hoyas in extra innings, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon at Shirley Povich Field.
GW (5-12) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when sophomore Owen Beightol lined a 1-0 pitch over the left field fence for his first home run of the season.
Georgetown (10-8) responded with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning off of GW starter Aaron Weisberg. The runs served as the only blemish on Weisberg's afternoon as he struck out two and scattered six hits in 5.1 innings of work.
Junior Kenny O'Brien entered the game in relief of Weisberg with a runner on second in the top of the sixth inning. He worked out of the jam and ultimately earned the win after fanning six batters in 4.2 innings of work, allowing just one hit.
The Colonials were able to tie the score in the top of the eighth, and ultimately force extra innings, after junior Ryan Hickey led off by belting a 1-1 pitch over the left field wall for his first home run of the year.
Junior Derek Brown entered the game in the top of the 10th inning and hit a leadoff pinch-hit solo home run over the right field wall to put the Colonials ahead 3-2. Senior Brett Bowers followed later in the inning with a RBI single to left field to put the Colonials ahead 4-2.
O'Brien recorded two strikeouts and induced a ground out in the bottom of the 10th inning to clinch the victory and his second win of the season.
Bowers and Hickey each finished with two hits and one RBI apiece. Bowers leads the Colonials with a .381 batting average through 17 games this season.
The victory stands as George Washington's 90th in series history. The Colonials and Hoyas will meet in Sunday's rubber match at 3 p.m. at Shirley Povich Field.
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