GW Baseball Falls in Series Finale to Richmond, 8-7
Spiders Rally Late for Win; Robert, Beightol Each Provide Two RBIs
April 7, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. - The George Washington baseball team collected a season-high 15 hits, but it was not enough as Richmond rallied for a late 8-7 victory over the Colonials in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Barcroft Park.
GW (11-20, 5-4 A-10) was facing a 3-0 deficit when it erupted for five runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Richmond (20-9, 6-4 A-10) built its lead via a pair of RBI doubles and an RBI single in the third.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Colonials sent nine batters to the plate and collected seven hits to take a 5-3 lead. The sequence started with consecutive singles by junior Brookes Townsend and senior Derek Brown. After advancing on a sacrifice bunt, freshman Matthieu Robert legged out an infield single which scored Townsend. Senior Matt Murakami followed with an RBI single to get the Colonials within one at 3-2.
The Colonials added to their lead in the fifth when Robert drove a double to the gap in left center field to score a run for a 6-3 advantage.
Junior Aaron Weisberg was on the mound for GW and allowed four earned runs in 5.1 innings of work. He struck out five and walked one, exiting in the sixth after allowing a RBI double which got Richmond within two at 6-4. The Spiders would add another run to cut the deficit to one at 6-5.
The Colonials took advantage of a two-on, one-out situation in the sixth when Beightol lined a sharp grounder to the hole at first base and beat out the throw, scoring senior Ryan Hickey. Hickey had led off with a single to center field and finished the day 3-for-4 at the plate.
Holding a 7-5 lead in the eighth inning, the Colonials could not convert on a key double play opportunity, which allowed Richmond to plate two runs later in the inning and tie the score at 7-7.
The Spiders scored the winning run in the top of the ninth on a bases-loaded walk. The Colonials got the tying run to third base in the bottom of the ninth, but Richmond's Ray Harron ended the threat and earned the save.
Andrew Brockett picked up the win with three innings of shutout relief. Junior Craig Lejeune fell to 2-1 on the year after suffering the loss
Seven GW starters collected at least two hits, led by Hickey's three-hit afternoon. Townsend went 2-for-4 on the day, extending his hitting streak to nine games. He also recorded his fifth multi-hit game in a row, hitting .526 during the stretch.
Beightol and Robert each finished with two RBIs.
GW will play a non-conference game at district rival Georgetown on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m., before traveling to Charlotte this weekend for a three-game Atlantic 10 series beginning on Friday.
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