GW Baseball Splits Sunday Doubleheader at Penn
Colonials Host Georgetown at Barcroft Park on Tuesday
March 17, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - The George Washington baseball team concluded its weekend home-and-home series with Penn by splitting a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Meiklejohn Stadium. The Colonials won the first game, 6-4, before dropping the nightcap by the same score.
GW (4-14) took advantage of errors in each of the first three innings of Game 1 to build an early 6-0 lead.
In the first inning, back-to-back singles by freshman Andy Young and junior Owen Beightol put two runners on base with one out. Freshman Eric Kalman ripped a line drive directly at left fielder Joey Greco, but he misplayed the ball which allowed both runners to score, giving the Colonials a 2-0 lead.
In the second inning, a one-out error allowed senior Justin Albright to score on a sacrifice fly from Beightol to extend the lead to 3-0.
The Colonials struck for three runs in the third, aided by the third Penn error of the game. GW loaded the bases with one out and scored a run on a squeeze bunt by senior Ryan Hickey. Albright was the next batter and reached on an error, which scored two more runs for the 6-0 lead.
Penn (8-6) scored two runs in both the third and fourth innings off of GW starter Max Kaplow to make the score 6-4. Kaplow got the win when junior Craig Lejeune entered in the fourth and worked 3.1 innings of perfect relief for his first career save.
In the nightcap, Penn built a 4-0 lead and then held off a GW rally by scoring two runs in the bottom of the eighth, sending the Colonials to a 6-4 loss.
With the Quakers holding a 4-1 lead in the eighth, the Colonials were able to get within a run after a RBI single by Beightol and a run-scoring error from the defense. However, Penn scored two insurance runs in the bottom half of the inning on a Colonials' fielding error. GW got one run back in the ninth, but it was not enough as Penn clinched the series with the 6-4 win.
Beightol and Hickey each collected three hits and drove in two runs apiece across the doubleheader. Seniors Derek Brown and Matt Murakami each added doubles to their multiple-hit afternoons.
GW will host district rival Georgetown on Tuesday afternoon at Barcroft Park at 3 p.m. The Colonials own an 89-35-1 advantage in the series history with the Hoyas.
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