Colonials Late Rally Falls Short In 13-11 Defeat to Hoyas
March 19, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA - The George Washington University baseball team returned to action Friday at Barcroft Park, hosting DC rival Georgetown and dropped a 13-11 contest to even their record on the season. Junior Brendon Kelliher hit two runs for the Colonials and drove in four runs to lead the offensive attack. Freshman Ryan Heinz got the start and lasted 5 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs with only one of them earned.
The game seemed to unravel quickly for the Colonials as they entered the bottom of the sixth inning down 10-0 before senior Tom Zebroski hit his fourth home run of the season to cut the lead to 10-3. The Colonials then allowed a run in the top of the seventh, but scored two more in their frame to cut the lead to 11-5. The Hoyas continued to fight back and scored two more runs in the top of the eighth, but the Colonials counter punched with four runs in their half of the inning to enter the ninth down 13-9. The Colonials then brought the tying run to the plate three times in the bottom of the frame, but couldn't convert late.
Senior Brandon Gillette and Chris Luick also had multi-hit games for the Colonials, who recorded their fourth game this season with double-digit runs. Freshman Kenny O'Brien pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for George Washington, allowing just one hit.
The Hoyas were led by ace Tim Adelman, who threw five shutout innings in picking up his fourth win of the season. Leadoff man Tommy Lee led the Georgetown attack with two home runs and Rand Ravnaas and Dan Godefroi each had three hits of their own.
The Colonials will now continue their three-game series against Georgetown, at Shirley Povich field Saturday and Sunday. Each game has a 2:00 p.m. first pitch.
For more news about GW Athletics, visit www.GWsports.com.
- GW -