GW Baseball Edged by Towson, 5-3
Colonials Outhit Tigers but Can't Erase Late Deficit
April 9, 2014
ARLINGTON, Va. - Senior Owen Beightol and freshman Joey Bartosic each had three hits but the George Washington baseball team was unable to hold an early lead and fell, 5-3, to Towson on Wednesday afternoon at Barcroft Park.
Towson (15-13) scored two runs on three hits in the top of the second inning to take a 2-0 lead before GW (9-21) stormed back with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a one-run advantage.
Beightol led off with a double, advanced to third on a ground out and scored on a RBI single by freshman Colin Gibbons-Fly to open GW's scoring. Later in the inning, a sacrifice fly by freshman Kevin Mahala tied the score at 2-2 and freshman Eli Kashi gave the Colonials a 3-2 lead with a RBI single moments later.
Towson led off the top of the third inning by having a batter reach base on catcher's interference and later score on a RBI single by Dominic Fratantuono to tie the game at 3-3.
The Tigers took the lead for good on a solo home run by Brady Policelli in the top half of the fourth inning.
Towson added an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning on a RBI single by Pat Fitzgerald to extend the lead to 5-3.
Freshman Jordan Sheinkop suffered the loss for the Colonials in his first collegiate start. He allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits in 6.1 innings of work with one walk and one strikeout. Senior Luke Staub followed Sheinkop with 2.2 innings of scoreless relief.
Towson's Greg Baruka earned the win after 3.1 innings of shutout relief while Kyle Paul earned the save with a one-hit ninth inning.
GW resumes Atlantic 10 play this weekend with a three-game series at La Salle. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.