Baseball Wins 5-0 In Shutout Of Marist To Even Record, 10-10
Colonials Josh Wilkie Pitches Five-Hit Complete Game Shutout In Win
March 20, 2004
ARLINGTON, VA - Colonials baseball won the second game of a doubleheader with Marist in a 5-0 five-hit shutout. Sophomore Josh Wilkie pitched a complete game for his second win striking out five on five hits with no runs and no walks. Wilkie lowered his ERA to 2.43 as the Colonials even their record at 10-10.
The Colonials put up some early runs in the nightcap of a doubleheader where they could only muster one in the first game. GW jumped ahead early when three of their first four batters scored. Mickey Shupin singled and scored in his first two at bats in his first start as the Colonials leadoff hitter. In the first inning Tom Shanley advanced his roommate Shupin on a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. Shupin then advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single from Anthony Raglani. Ryan Roberson then drove in Raglani with a double down the right field line. Jeff Fertitta then singled to right to score Roberson to put the Colonials up 3-0 after the first inning. Fertitta who caught for the second game drove in the 122 run of his career and is 10th all-time at George Washington.
GW would add two more runs in the second inning on Marist's starter Jonathan Smith who allowed five runs on seven hits through one and a third innings. Bill Simpson singled up the middle to lead off the second and Shupin slapped his second single to center. Tom Shanley then singled to load the bases for Raglani. Raglani was hit by a pitch on an 0-2 count to pick up his second RBI of the day. Roberson then also picked up his second RBI when he lined a ball to center field for a sacrifice fly that scored Simpson.
Wilkie was the story for GW as he pitched an effective and efficient shutout. He needed only 82 pitches to work seven scoreless innings in which he allowed just five hits without issuing a walk. Wilkie improved to 2-1 on the year in his five starts and six appearances. He is tied for second on the team with 16 strikeouts and has the second lowest ERA at 2.43.
After splitting Saturday's doubleheader, GW and Marist will play a decisive nine-inning game on Sunday starting at 1:00 pm. Sophomore Dan Pfau will pitch for the Colonials hoping to improve on his perfect 9-0 career record at George Washington. GW hopes to improve above .500 for the second time this season as they take on the 3-11 Red Foxes.
Baseball Bows Out of A-10 Championship
SAINT LOUIS - The third consecutive postseason appearance for the George Washington baseball team's senior class came to an end in an 8-4 loss to Rhode...
Baseball Falls to VCU, 9-4, in A-10 Championship
SAINT LOUIS - Top-seeded VCU broke a 3-3 tie with six runs over the sixth and seventh innings to deal the George Washington baseball team a 9-4 loss on...
Baseball Downs Saint Louis in A-10 Championship Opener, 6-4
SAINT LOUIS - The George Washington baseball team stormed out to a 6-0 lead after the first two innings and turned away a late rally to down host Saint Louis...
Six Baseball Player Earn A-10 All-Conference Honors
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The George Washington baseball team had six student-athletes earn Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors, the league announced on Wednesday...
Baseball Wins on Senior Day to Clinch Postseason Berth
ARLINGTON, Va. - Needing a win on the final day of the regular season to ensure a spot in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championship, the George Washington...
Baseball Opens A-10 Championship on Wednesday vs. Saint Louis
LEADING OFF: The George Washington baseball team will make its third consecutive postseason appearance when it opens the Atlantic 10 Championship as the No. ...
Baseball Clinches No. 4 Seed in A-10 Championship
WASHINGTON - The George Washington baseball team has clinched its third consecutive appearance in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championship.
Baseball Topped in Game Two vs. Saint Joseph's
ARLINGTON, Va. - The George Washington baseball team fell in the middle game of its three-game series with Saint Joseph's by a score of 9-5 on Friday...