Colonials Hold Off Hoyas 5-3
George Washington will continue A-10 season with Richmond this weekend
March 24, 2009
ARLINGTON, VA - The George Washington University baseball team bounced back against Georgetown Tuesday afternoon at Barcroft Park by the score of 5-3. The Colonials lost to the same Hoya team last Tuesday by a 15-3 score in Bethesda, MD. Junior Ryan Lapointe got the start for the Colonials and earned his third win of the season by going five innings and allowing four earned runs.
Junior Bobby Lucas threw the final 1.2 innings to earn his first save of the season.
Both teams were able to get a run across the board in the first inning, with the Colonials scoring their run without recording a hit. Junior Chris Holland and redshirt junior Sean Rockey each were hit by pitches and Tom Zebroski and freshman Stephen Oswald walked to push across the first Colonial run.
The score stayed this way until the fifth inning, when the Colonials pushed across three runs to take a 4-1 lead. Senior Tim Reeves had the big hit with a two-RBI double into the left-center field gap, which turned out to be the winning runs for the Colonials.
Freshman Ryan Thomas added a sacrifice fly in the sixth, but the Hoyas were only able to score two in the eighth to give the Colonials their 11th victory of the season. Thomas also had the only multi-hit game for the Colonials, coming through with two more hits to raise his team-leading batting average to .424. The team has played very well at Barcroft Park this season, compiling an 11-6 record in Arlington this season.
The Colonials will return to action this weekend, when they welcome the Richmond Spiders for a three-game set that will begin on Friday, March 27th and run until Sunday. First pitch for the Friday contest is set for 3:00 p.m, while the weekend games are set to begin at 1:00 p.m.