Baseball Wins 10th Straight Game, 13-8, Over Georgetown
March 18, 2003
BETHESDA, MD - George Washington (13-4) has won its last 10 games as the result of a 13-8 win over Georgetown at Povich Field in Bethesda Tuesday. Greg Conden pitched five solid innings but Georgetown caught up to GW later in the game. Ultimately, Nick Koken earned the win to claim his third of the year to go along with his four saves. The Colonials exploded for 13 runs, six of which came in the top of the eighth inning. A key to the Colonials' success has been their clutch hitting and they rode 13 hits to win their 10th straight game. Every Colonial got a hit Tuesday.
GW opened with three runs off three hits to take the early lead. GW's first three batters scored after Chris Barry walked, Tom Shanley singled, and Anthony Raglani singled to drive in Barry. Ryan Roberson, who went 2-for-3 drove in Shanley on a double and Brad Rosenblat, who later doubled, drove in Raglani on his first sacrifice fly of the year.
Georgetown mounted a promising second, loading the bases on an error and walks to Robert O'Hare and Danny Gronski but the Colonials turned a double play to end the inning.
George Washington added two more in the third before the Hoyas finally struck as Timmy Jones doubled to the wall in left and Matt Carullo moved him to third. With two outs, Billy Quinn slapped a sharp liner at the third baseman who bobbled it, allowing Jones to cross the plate.
Georgetown rallied again in the fifth, starting a two-out rally with singles by Quinn and Michael Lombardi, capped by Andrew Cleary's third homerun of the season, bringing the Hoyas within one, 5-4. The Colonials responded in the sixth with two to widen the gap 7-4 but the Hoyas posted another two-out run when Carullo smacked an RBI single to close the gap to 7-5.
The Hoyas caught fire in the bottom of the seventh, starting things off with a walk for Lombardi and an RBI double off the scoreboard for Cleary. Craft singled to move Cleary to third and Gronski was hit by a pitch to put runners at the corners with no outs. Supple put the ball in play, scoring two before the Colonials could stop the bleeding, but not before the Hoyas could claim the lead 7-6.
Galvin struggled in the eighth, issuing a pair of walks before being replaced by Halloran. Halloran gave up a walk to load the bases and then bore down to strike out a pair of Colonials and give Georgetown a golden opportunity to take a lead into the ninth. GW, however, had other ideas, scoring six runs, three off of Dokoupil's homer, making it 13-8 Colonials to regain the lead.
The Colonials play host to Norfolk State tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:30 p.m. Josh Wilkie will get the start as GW looks to extend its winning streak and remain undefeated at Barcroft Park.