GW Bangs Out 20 Hits in 14-8 Win at Towson
April 12, 2005
TOWSON, MD - Colonials' senior leadoff hitter Brad Rosenblat (New Orleans, LA / Newman / Tulane) doubled, homered (9) and drove in a career high eight runs in George Washington University's (19-11) 14-8 victory against Towson University (16-14) Tuesday afternoon at John Schuerholz Field.
Seven different hitters recorded at least two hits including second baseman Tom Shanley (Stanfordville, NY / Pine Plains who homered twice (4,5) and drove in three runs. Overall, GW produced 20 hits in the game.
The Colonials trailed 5-2 after five innings but broke the game wide open with three runs in the sixth, two in the seventh, three more in the eighth and four runs in the top of the ninth inning.
After three singles and a RBI sacrifice fly from shortstop Mickey Shupin (Sea Girt, NJ / Wall), Rosenblat knocked in two runs with a double to tie the game 5-5.
Shanley gave the Colonials a 6-5 edge when he led-off the sixth inning with his first home run of the game. First baseman Ryan Roberson (Silver Spring, MD / James H. Blake) followed the home run with a triple and scored on leftfielder Charlie Kruer's (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) RBI groundout, giving GW a 7-5 lead.
Back-to-back Tiger errors to begin the top of the eighth inning led to a Rosenblat three-run shot that put the Colonials on top 10-5.
Towson committed six errors in the contest that led to five unearned runs.
The Tigers answered in their half of the eighth as designated hitter Casper Wells led-off the frame with a home run. Wells went 2-for-4 with four RBIs in the game.
Towson then loaded the bases with three walks and scored a run on a wild pitch to cut its deficit to 10-7.
Rosenblat knocked in runs number seven and eight with a single and Shanley launched a two-run blast in the top of the ninth to seal the win.
The Tigers used five pitchers in the game as middle man RHP Brian Brewer (1-1) gave up the go ahead run to GW and suffered the loss.
Colonials' starter RHP Brian Frazier (Allentown, PA / Emmaus) improved to 4-0 as he lasted seven innings and gave up six runs.
GW freshman RHP Joel Brookens (Fayetteville, PA / Gettysburg Area) faced seven batters and struck out five in the final 1.2 innings of the game.
The Colonials travel to Richmond, VA this weekend to open a three-game Atlantic 10 conference series with the Spiders. The teams will meet for a doubleheader beginning at noon on Saturday and will play a single game on Sunday.