GW Baseball Opens A-10 Schedule with Doubleheader Split
Colonials Knock-Off Rhode Island 8-3 in Game 1, Lose 6-1 in Game Two
March 26, 2005
ARLINGTON, VA - The George Washington University baseball team (13-9, 1-1 A-10) began Atlantic 10 conference play Saturday afternoon by splitting a doubleheader against the University of Rhode Island (4-10, 1-1 A-10), winning the first game 8-3 and dropping the second 6-1 at Barcroft Park.
In game one, GW first baseman Ryan Roberson (Silver Spring, MD / James H. Blake) went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run (6), a double and four RBIs and starter RHP Derrick Lutz (Grantville, PA / Lower Dauphin) (2-0) struck out seven in seven innings as he went the distance in his second straight start to earn the win.
Game two saw Rams' starter LHP Zach Zuercher (1-2), last season's Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year, hold the Colonials to a run on three hits as he struck out 12 in seven innings in the complete game win.
Colonials' right fielder Brad Rosenblatt (New Orleans, LA / Newman / Tulane) led-off the bottom of the first inning with a home run (6) to produce GW's only score of the contest.
GW starter RHP Josh Wilkie (Alpharetta, GA / Chattahoochee) (1-2) was effective in his complete game seven innings of work, striking out seven and allowing five earned runs.
Roberson's two-run first inning home run in game one led to a four-run frame for GW.
URI right fielder Matt Sullivan's two-run single in the top of the second inning cut the Colonials' lead to 4-2, but third baseman Geoff Milsom's (New York, NY / Notre Dame) two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning returned GW to a four-run advantage, 6-2.
The Rams scratched out a run in the top of the fourth inning to set the score at 6-3, but Roberson came through with a two out two-run double to hand the Colonials an 8-3 game.
With the score tied 1-1 after two innings in game two, URI hung a five spot on the Colonials in the third. After a GW defensive miscue loaded the bases, URI designated hitter Ryan Cunningham launched a grand slam (3) in the inning that put his team up 6-1 and seal the victory for the Rams.
"In the first game we came out and swung the bats pretty good. We got a well-pitched game from Derrick Lutz," GW head coach Steve Mrowka said. "In the second game we were facing the conference pitcher of the year and we made a couple of errors in that big inning where we gave up a five spot. It was a little disappointing because we could have been in a tight game right to the end. It would have been more interesting."
The third and final game of the series between GW and URI is Sunday at 12:00 pm.
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