GW Baseball Rolls Over UMBC, 5-1
Colonials' Starter Dan Sullivan Goes Seven Strong in the Win
March 30, 2005
Washington, DC - LHP Dan Sullivan (Stony Point, NY / North Rockland) (3-3) started and went seven innings and was touched for just an unearned run in George Washington University's (14-10) 5-1 victory Wednesday afternoon over the University of Maryland Baltimore County at Barcroft Park.
Sullivan cruised into the seventh inning before the Retrievers, trailing 4-1, loaded the bases with two outs. But the senior battled back to strike out shortstop Anthony Socarras and preserve the GW win.
The Colonials stole four bases and used two sacrifice bunts to score five times on just one extra base hit. First baseman Ryan Roberson (Silver Spring, MD / James H. Blake) swiped a bag in the contest and now stands at 9-for-9 on the season.
GW got up 1-0 in the second inning when leftfielder Josh Goldberg (Albany, NY/Albany Academy) drove in Roberson with a single. Second baseman Tom Shanley's (Standfordville, NY/ Pine Plains) RBI double and centerfielder Charlie Kruer's (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) RBI single in the third inning gave the Colonials a 3-0 advantage.
GW took a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning when designated hitter Bill Simpson (Old Westbury, NY / South Carolina) led-off the frame with a single, stole second, moved to third bases on a sacrifice bunt and scored on right fielder Brad Rosenblat's (New Orleans, LA / Newman / Tulane) base hit.
The Retriever's only run came in the fifth inning when centerfielder Brian Moran tripled with two outs and came around to score on a throwing error.
UMBC starter Eric Butkiewicz (1-4) was charged with three earned runs in seven innings and was saddled with the loss.
Sullivan's start was his second straight strong performance as he struck out 11 and scattered three hits in six shutout innings against Hartford last Thursday.
GW travels to Ambler, PA this weekend as the Colonials open an Atlantic 10 series against Temple University. The teams will meet-up for a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game Sunday.
Saturday and Sunday's first pitch is set for 12:00 pm.
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