Baseball Completes Three-Game Sweep Of Fordham With 9-3 Victory
Anthony Smith Continues To Pop The Mitt From The Mound While Adding Some Pop To The Lineup
April 4, 2004
BRONX, NY - George Washington's Anthony Smith was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI at the plate, while pitching seven innings with eight strikeouts as the Colonials complete a three-game sweep of the Fordham Rams with a 9-3 win at Jack Coffey Field. With the loss, Fordham falls to 9-13-1 on the year, 3-3 in the Atlantic 10, while George Washington improves to 19-11 overall, 5-1 in conference play.
Fordham opened the scoring in third inning, as Kevin Brush (Westport, CT) led off with an infield single and stole second base. Greg Smith (Cohasset, MA) then brought in home with an RBI-single to centerfield.
The Colonials tied the game in the top of the fourth on a solo home run by Ryan Roberson, his team-leading ninth of the year moving him into sole posetion of 10th place all-time at GW.
George Washington then scored four runs in the sixth to take a 5-1 lead. The Colonials loaded the bases with no outs after two Fordham errors and a walk. Tom Shanley then scored from third on a wild pitch, with Roberson and Anthony Raglani scoring a two-run single by Anthony Smith. Smith would eventually score on a wild pitch after moving to second on an errant pickoff attempt and a wild pitch.
The Colonials then opened up a 9-1 lead in the eighth as they got two two-run home runs from Brad Rosenblat and Smith.
Fordham would score two runs in the ninth on a Joe Ciccone (Rye Brook, NY) RBI-groundout and an RBI-single from Kurt Thomas (Cortland Manor, NY), but it was not enough as George Washington pitcher Avi Rasowsky got Brian Keeney (Chagrin Falls, OH) to pop out to first to end the game.
For Fordham, Kevin Brush was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, while Brian Keeney and Jordan Lert (Westport, CT) were each 2-for-5. David Rodriguez (Valley Stream, NY) got the loss for the Rams, going to 3-3 on the year, after pitching five innings, allowing four runs on three hits and three walks, while striking out three.
For George Washington, Anthony Smith moved to 5-1 on the year, pitching seven innings, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts, while also going 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run and four RBI. Ryan Roberson finished 2-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored.
The Colonials return to Barcroft Park on Tuesday with a game at 2:30 pm versus Navy. This is the first meeting between the two teams since they met in the NCAA Tournament in 2002.