Weisberg's Gem Leads GW Baseball to 2-0 Victory Over Rhode Island
Sophomore Righty Allows Just Three Hits in Eight Shutout Innings
April 7, 2012
KINGSTON, R.I. - Sophomore Aaron Weisberg yielded just three base hits in eight shutout innings to lead the George Washington baseball team to a 2-0 victory over A-10 rival Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon at Bill Beck Field.
GW (12-18, 2-3 A-10) scored two runs for the second game in a row but Weisberg stymied the Rhode Island (15-14, 5-3) lineup to lead the Colonials to victory.
Weisberg scattered just three hits while fanning six batters in eight innings of shutout ball. He gave way to junior Kenny O'Brien, who picked up his fourth save of the season in the ninth inning.
The Colonials scored both of their runs in the top of the second inning, providing Weisberg all the run support he would need.
With one out, sophomore Owen Beightol reached on an error. Following a walk to sophomore Brookes Townsend, junior Tyler McCarthy roped a ground-rule double down the left field line to drive in Beightol and put the Colonials up 1-0.
After a walk to junior Ryan Hickey to load the bases, senior Matt Murakami worked a full-count walk to drive in a second run and extend the lead to 2-0.
Weisberg settled into a groove following the second inning, allowing no hits over the next three innings. Weisberg lowered his team-best earned-run average to 1.54.
Junior Justin Albright turned in his second multi-hit game in a row, going 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Colonials' offense.
The win marked the second shutout of the season for GW following a 1-0 victory over Army on February 26.
The Colonials and Rams will meet in the rubber match of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Bill Beck Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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