Baseball Splits at Massachusetts
Team Effort Can't Catch the Minutemen in the First Game
March 29, 2002
AMHERST, MA - The Colonials split a doubleheader with the University of Massachusetts Minutemen at Earl Lorden Field on Friday afternoon. In their second Atlantic 10 conference series of the season, GW fell in the first game 4-5, but rebounded in the second game with a 13-6 win. The Colonials are now 13-12, 3-2 in conference play, while UMass moves its record to 7-11 overall, 1-4 in A-10 play.
In the first game of the day, George Washington scored the first run of the afternoon to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the second with a team effort to get Jeff Fertitta (Baltimore, MD/Loyola Blakefield) home. UMass quickly retaliated, with a leadoff home run by Mike Athas. Later in the frame, catcher Chris Morgan singled up the middle to drive in a pair of Minutemen and give UMass a 3-1 advantage. In the top of the fourth, the score now 4-1 after the Minutemen scored another run in the third, Fertitta hit his fourth homer of the season to left field. UMass picked up another run in the fifth to make the score 5-2. George Washington would score a run in each of the last two innings, including a run by Anthony Raglani (Indiana, PA/Indiana) on a double to left field by Jake Wald (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams) in the sixth and a towering blast off the bat of Matt Krimmel (Schnecksville, PA/Parkland) in the top of the seventh
UMass righthander Jesse Santos notched his third win of the season, allowing four earned runs on seven hits. GW starter Greg Conden (Owego, NY/Owego Free Academy) pitched five innings and struck out six. He is now 4-2, with an ERA of 3.21.
In the second game, UMass scored two unearned runs in the
bottom of the first to take the early lead and then scored another run in the bottom of the second to make the score 3-0. George Washington would explode in the third though, scoring five times on three home runs off Minuteman starter Keith Doherty. Wald, batting second in the inning, hit his fourth home run of the season to left center. Krimmel then walked, followed by a single to right field by Fertitta. Both came home on a three-RBI homer by Tony Dokoupil (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park). With the Colonials leading 4-3, Raglani hit his first home run of his collegiate career to right field.
The Minutemen would respond with a run in the bottom of the frame as Aaron Senez blasted his second home run of the season over the centerfield fence. The Colonials would add a single run in the top of the fourth, then broke the 6-4 game wide open with five scores in the sixth, scoring all their runs on a solo homer by Krimmel, his third of the year, and a grand slam by Joe Michalski (Ellicott City, MD/Mt. Hebron), his second home run of the season.
Senior lefthander Mike O'Connor (Ellicott City, MD/Mt. St. Joseph's) notched his first win of the season. He relieved GW starter David Rodriguez (Valley Stream, NY/Long Island Lutheran) and pitch 2.2 innings, in which he allowed no hits or runs, and struck out six. He is now 1-0 with an ERA of 2.33.
The Minutemen and Colonials will meet in the final game of the three-game set on Saturday. Game time is set for 12:00 noon.
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