Baseball Contains Norfolk State, 8-7
Long Ball Leads Colonials to the Win
April 10, 2002
ARLINGTON, VA - The Colonials contained the Norfolk State Spartans for the final three-innings to win, 8-7, Wednesday afternoon at Barcroft Park. GW scored all eight runs on four round-trippers. GW improves to 20-13 overall (7-2 A-10), while the Spartans are now 9-21 (1-11 MEAC).
Senior Mike Bassett (Paramus, NJ/ Paramus) hit the first homer for the Colonials in the bottom of the first to right field. His blast scored junior Jake Wald (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams), who had doubled to left field and senior tri-captain Matt Krimmel (Schnecksville, PA/Parkland). Bassett's ninth homer of the season, 52nd of his career, gave GW a 3-1 lead. Brandon Norvell had hit his first home run this season over the center field wall in the top of the first to score the Spartans' first run. They added three more, all unearned in the top of the second, regaining the lead 4-3. Timothy Newton singled to left field to bring home Eugene Goodson, who had doubled. Jared Bones then scored Gregory Goodson on a single to right field and Norvell singled to center to bring home Newton. The Colonials tied the game at four in the bottom of the second on freshman Ryan Roberson's (Silver Spring, MD/James H. Blake) third home run of the year to center field. GW scored four more in the bottom of the third on two home runs. Krimmel's fifth homer of the season sailed over the right field wall to bring home Wald. Junior tri-captain Chris Barry (Orchard Park, NY/Canisius) then scored on sophomore Jeff Fertitta's (Baltimore, MD/Loyola Blakefield) blast to left field, his fifth of the season as well. Norfolk State managed to add one run in the top of the fifth on an RBI single to center field by Joshua Melvin and another two in the top of the sixth on RBI singles by Bones and Norvell. Both teams remained scoreless for the remaining innings, with the final margin 8-7.
Senior right-hander Chris Worth (North Arlington, NJ/North Arlington) earned his first win of the season after pitching two innings and allowing one earned run on four hits. Senior left-hander Mike O'Connor (Ellicott City, MD/Mt. St. Joe's) notched his sixth save this year after pitching the top of the ninth to close-out the game.
The Colonials will travel to Dayton, OH for a three-game Atlantic 10 Conference series with the Dayton Flyers this weekend. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 13, and a single game to complete the series on Sunday, April 14. Games will start at noon on both days.
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