Baseball Loses First Game In Three Weeks, 7-8, After Rhody Rally Snaps 11-Game Winning Streak
Ryan Roberson Homers For Fourth Time But Colonials Can't Hold On To Six-Run Lead
March 23, 2003
Norwich, CT. -- George Washington lost its first game in the last 12 when Rhode Island rallied to win 7-6 at Dodd Stadium. The Colonials led 6-0 but could not hold off the Rams who scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth to secure the win. Ryan Roberson homered in the Colonials first loss since falling to No. 1 Georgia Tech three weeks ago. GW's winning streak was clipped at 11-straight victories.
George Washington (15-5, 0-1) jumped out to the early lead, posting five runs in the top of the second. Senior Travis Crowder hit a two-run single to right and later scored on a single from fellow senior Chris Barry as part of the Colonials five-run inning. GW added to their lead in the top of the third when sophomore Ryan Roberson hit his fourth home run of the season to give George Washington the 6-0 lead.
Rhode Island responded in the bottom of the third when senior Justin Lamboy, who led off the inning with a single, scored on a walk to sophomore Dan Hayden for the Rams first run. The Rams added a second run in the inning on an RBI single from junior Dan Batz. After a scoreless fourth, Rhode Island came alive offensively in the fifth. Redshirt freshman Wayne Russo drew a one-out walk and advanced to third after an error by GW's third baseman. Russo later scored and sophomore Matt Sullivan reached first after another Colonials error. Hayden, who earlier reached on an error, then scored on a wild pitch to make the score 6-4. Redshirt freshman Adam Houston singled another run for Rhode Island, cutting the deficit to just one. Junior Jared Trout then entered the game for the Rams as a pinch hitter and provided the final blow with a two-run home run to left field, giving Rhode Island the 7-6 lead.
GW's ace Greg Conden (4-2) suffered the loss for the Colonials, allowing seven runs on four hits with six strikeouts in five innings. Only two of Conden's runs were earned as the Rams capitalized on two costly Colonials errors in the bottom of the fifth. The loss snapped an 11-game winning streak for GW, their fifth longest in history. Dan Sullivan started the second game of the doubleheader against Rhode Island.
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