The George Washington University: Baseball

GW Bats Continue to Roll With 11-5 Pounding of George Mason

DH Josh Goldberg collected two hits and two RBIs in Wednesday's win.
DH Josh Goldberg collected two hits and two RBIs in Wednesday's win.

April 6, 2005

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ARLINGTON, VA - For the second straight day, the George Washington University (16-10) offense produced double-digit runs as the Colonials put away George Mason University 11-5 Wednesday afternoon at Barcroft Park.

After defeating Norfolk State University 10-1 on Tuesday, the GW bats cranked out 12 hits and 11 more runs Wednesday as four Colonials drove in multiple runs.

"We came out today and did a lot of little things right that enabled us to score," GW head coach Steve Mrowka said. "Overall we're happy."

GW trailed 2-1 heading into the bottom of the third inning when right fielder Brad Rosenblat (New Orleans, LA / Newman / Tulane) connected for his second home run (8) in as many days as he launched a two-run shot to put the Colonials ahead 3-2 and give them a lead they would not relinquish.

In the last two games Rosenblat, while batting lead off, has produced seven RBIs and two home runs.

GW made it 5-2 in the fourth inning when designated hitter Josh Goldberg (Albany, NY / Albany Academy) singled in a run and shortstop Michael Parker (Newton, MA / Newton South) got a run home when he grounded out to second base with a man on third and less than two outs.

The Colonials added three more runs in the fifth inning with a double and two singles and put three more on the board in the sixth when catcher Joe Michalski (Ellicott City, MD / Mt. Hebron) slammed a two-run homer (7) and second baseman Mickey Shupin (Sea Girt, NJ / Wall) came all the way around to score from first on first baseman Ryan Roberson's (Silver Spring, MD / James H. Blake) base hit, giving GW a 11-3 lead.



Roberson went 3-for-4 in the contest with a double, three runs scored and an RBI.

The Patriots (17-7) cut the lead to 11-5 in their half of the seventh inning but that's as close as they would get.

Centerfielder Matt Cooksey served as the lone Mason threat as he terrorized the Colonials with a double, three singles, four stolen bases and three runs scored.

LHP Dan Sullivan (Stony Point, NY / North Rockland) (4-3) took the start for GW and was effective, allowing three earned runs in 5.2 innings of work.

LHP Jared Petrovich (0-1) started for Mason and was touched-up for six runs and five walks in his 4.1 innings.

The Colonials welcome Atlantic 10 foe St. Bonaventure to Barcroft Park this weekend as the two teams square off for a doubleheader Saturday and a single game Sunday. Both days action gets underway at 12:00 pm.


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