Sloppy Affair Ends in 12-9 Loss To Towson For GW Baseball
March 28, 2006
ARLINGTON, VA - The George Washington University baseball team (6-17) returned home after 16 days and eight games on the road and dropped a 12-9 decision to Towson University (8-17) Tuesday afternoon at Barcroft Park.
The Colonials overcame a Tigers three-run first inning and grabbed a 5-3 lead through four innings. But Towson scored four in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth to take a 9-5 advantage and held the lead the rest of the way.
Both starters struggled as GW's RHP Tim Sexton (1-4) walked eight and allowed six earned runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings to take the loss.
In his first start of the season, Towson RHP Joe Peeler lasted 3.0 innings. Reliever Tyler Travis (1-2) took over in the fourth inning and allowed three earned runs in 5.0 innings to pick up the win.
Tigers' right fielder Adam Heffron went 3-for-4 and third baseman Hans Falkenhan also went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored for the Tigers.
GW designated hitter Chris Marsicano (Old Tappan, NJ / Bergen Catholic) went 2-for-5 with three RBI and left fielder Charlie Kruer (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) connected for a two-run home run (3) in the loss.
Both teams combined for nine errors in the game as the Colonials were charged with six unearned runs and the Tigers were charged with four in the three hour and ten minute event.
GW begins a three-game conference series at home Friday against Rhode Island - the reigning Atlantic 10 Champions.
The first pitch is set for 3:00 PM.
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