Derner's Complete Game Leads GW Baseball to 5-2 Win Over Longwood
Colonials Host Shepherd at Barcroft Park This Weekend
March 30, 2012
FARMVILLE, Va. - Junior Brian Derner pitched a complete game, allowing just two earned runs with six strikeouts, to lead the George Washington baseball team to a 5-2 victory over Longwood on Friday afternoon at Bolding Stadium.
GW (9-16) did not have to turn to its bullpen as Derner pitched the first complete game of his career by scattering seven hits and allowing just one base on balls.
Longwood (12-14) struck first with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead, but the Colonials did not take long to retaliate.
In the bottom half of the inning, senior Jimmy Best doubled to the gap in right center field with two outs. One batter later, sophomore Brookes Townsend singled to center field to bring Best home and tie the score, 1-1.
The Colonials struck again in the bottom of the fifth, scoring three runs on four hits to take a 4-1 lead. Junior Ryan Hickey led off with a single to left and scored when senior Matthew Murakami followed with a RBI double to left center field. After a sacrifice advanced Murakami to third, senior Stephen Oswald drove him in with a single to left field to give GW a 3-1 lead.
Oswald stole third and later scored on a RBI groundout by junior Derek Brown to put the Colonials ahead 4-1.
GW added a run in the top of the sixth inning with a RBI double from Murakami. Murakami finished 2-of-5 with two RBIs. Also finishing with multiple hits for the Colonials was Oswald (3-for-4, one run, one RBI), Bowers (two hits) and Hickey (two hits, two runs).
The Lancers got one run back in the bottom of the eighth with a solo home run by catcher Scott Burkett. Derner regained his composure and coasted through the rest of the game to clinch the Colonials' third victory in a row.
GW will return to action on Saturday afternoon against Shepherd at Barcroft Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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