Colonials Out-Slug Delaware State, 11-6
Shanley Goes Deep Twice, Two Other G-Men Homer
Overall, GW knocked four home runs in the contest.
The Colonials posted three runs in their half of the first inning when right fielder Brad Rosenblat (New Orleans, LA / Newman / Tulane) connected on the game's first pitch for a home run (5) and Shanley followed third baseman Geoff Milsom's (New York, NY / Poly Prep / Notre Dame) double with a two-run shot.
Shanley's first inning home run pushed his hitting streak to 15 games.
The Hornets came right back in their half of the first as a hit batsman, a fielder's choice, an RBI single from second baseman Kevin Hill and a GW error led to two DSU runs, setting the score at 3-2.
The Colonials used a Hornets error to produce a run in the top of the second inning and go up 4-2, but three straight DSU two-out singles in the bottom of the second led to two runs and a 4-4 game.
Designated hitter Josh Goldberg (Albany, NY / Albany Academy) broke the tie in the fifth inning with an RBI single and catcher Joe Michalski's (Ellicott City, MD / Mt. Hebron) lead off home run (4), and later first baseman Ryan Roberson's (Silver Spring, MD / James H. Blake) run scoring single, put GW ahead 7-4.
Michalski has now homered in four of GW's last six games.
The Hornets cut the Colonials' lead to 7-6 in the seventh but an eight-run Colonial eighth, highlighted by Shanley's second two-run homer of the day, carried the squad to an 11-6 victory.
RHP Nate CasaGrande (Bridgewater, NJ / Raritan / College of New Jersey) (2-1) got his first start of the season and was solid in his 5.2 innings of work, striking out five and giving up four earned runs as he took the win.
Freshman reliever RHP Joel Brookens (Fayetteville, PA / Gettysburg Area) was again outstanding out of the bullpen for the Colonials. Brookens struck out four and retired all seven batters he faced in the game's final 2.1 innings to record the save (1). Brookens has now pitched 11 innings this season and has yet to allow a hit. He has struck out 16 batters and has yielded just three walks.
DSU starter William Keyes (2-1) was touched for seven earned runs in 5.1 innings as he suffered the loss. Keyes was the winning pitcher six days ago when the Hornets beat GW at Barcroft Park.
The Colonials return home Thursday to face the University of Hartford and then open Atlantic 10 conference play with a doubleheader Saturday against Rhode Island at home. Game time Thursday is 2:30 pm.
Gametracker will be available for all four games.
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