Baseball Overtakes Delaware, 6-5
Patience was Key to Notching Win
April 2, 2002
Washington, D.C. - The Colonials patiently worked to regain the lead against the University of Delaware Blue Hens this afternoon at Barcroft Park. After scoring two runs on three hits in the bottom of the first, GW lost the lead in the top of the second when Delaware scored five. The Colonials managed to put out UD's fire, keeping them scoreless for the remainder of the game, while GW scored four more runs to win the non-conference game 6-5. The Colonials improve to 15-12 overall (4-2 A-10), while the Blue Hens are now 13-12 (1-1 CAA).
In the bottom of the first, the Colonials came out ready to hit. After a fly ball to center field and a ground out, senior tri-captain Matt Krimmel (Schnecksville, PA/ Parkland) hit his fourth home run of the year, third this week. Senior Mike Bassett (Paramus, NJ/ Paramus) then singled to left field, advancing to second on a wild pitch by Delaware starting pitcher Mike Mihalik (3-3). Bassett scored on an RBI single to left field by junior tri-captain Chris Barry (Orchard Park, NY/Canisius). The inning ended with the score 2-0.
In the top of the second, UD scored five runs on six hits. Steve Van Note started off the inning with a single to left field. He made it to third on a single by junior captain John Schneider and then home on an RBI single by Mark Michael. With Michael on first and Schneider on second, Nick DeCarlo doubled to left field, notching an RBI as Schneider scored. Steve Harden then hit an RBI sacrifice fly to bring home Michael. DeCarlo scored on a double to right field by Casey Fahy, who later stole home to score the fifth run.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Colonials began their comeback. They scored two runs on four hits, including a double to left field by freshman Joe Michalski (Ellicott City, MD/Mt. Hebron) to bring home Barry who had walked. GW scored another run in the bottom of the fifth. Krimmel hit a single to right field. In a perfect hit and run, he advanced to third when Anthony Raglani (Indiana, PA/Indiana) singled to center field. Barry's ground out to third base allowed Krimmel to make it home. The final run of the game was scored in the bottom of the seventh. Junior Jake Wald (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams) was walked by Mihalik. He advanced to second on a single by Krimmel and scored on a single by Barry.
The Colonials used a string of pitchers to handle the Blue Hens. Junior Greg Conden (Owego, NY/Owego) notched the win. He pitched the seventh inning, allowing no hits and striking out one while facing three batters. He is now 5-2, with an ERA of 3.14.
The Colonials will host Howard at Barcroft Park on Wednesday, April 3rd at 3:00 pm for a single game. This game was originally scheduled to begin an hour earlier for a doubleheader, but was changed today.