Baseball Splits Saturday Doubleheader with Richmond

April 14, 2018

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ARLINGTON, Va. - After Sunday's inclement weather forecast forced a schedule change to the weekend series, the George Washington baseball team split Saturday's Atlantic 10 doubleheader with Richmond. The Colonials rode a complete-game shutout from sophomore Elliott Raimo to a 6-0 win in the first game before Richmond held off a late Colonial rally to take the nightcap, 5-4.

Game 1: GW 6, Richmond 0 | Box Score
Raimo dazzled for the third consecutive weekend to run his consecutive scoreless-innings streak to 19.2 innings. He scattered four hits on Saturday while walking three with four strikeouts, keeping the Spiders off of the scoreboard over 103 pitches.

Raimo got immediate run support after firing a 1-2-3 top half of the first inning. Senior Isaiah Pasteur extended his hit streak to 22 games with a leadoff single in the bottom of the first before stealing second, moving to third on a fielder's choice and scoring on a sacrifice fly from senior Mark Osis.

The Colonials pushed two more runs across in the bottom of the third when Pasteur connected on a RBI double. Senior Robbie Metz added a RBI single to make the lead 3-0.

Raimo worked around trouble in the fourth when Richmond loaded the bases, but he kept the shutout going with an inning-ending fly out. He was incredibly sharp over the final five innings, allowing just one base hit and three baserunners total.

Sophomore Nate Fassnacht provided a RBI on a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the fifth and GW scored its final run in the bottom of the sixth when Pasteur drove in a run on a groundout.

 

 

Pasteur finished the first game 4-for-5 at the plate with a double, three RBI, two runs and a stolen base.

Game 2: Richmond 5, GW 4| Box Score

Pasteur picked up right where he left off to open the second game, extending the hit streak to 23 games with a leadoff double in the bottom of the first. However, he was thrown out attempting to stretch into a triple.

A solo home run gave Richmond a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning and the Spiders doubled the lead in the top of the third on a sacrifice fly. In the fifth, Richmond plated two more runs on a two-run home run to build a 4-0 lead.

The Colonials attempted a rally in the bottom of the fifth when with the bases loaded, a passed ball on a third strike plated an unearned run. GW used the new-found life to plate a second run on a bases-loaded walk by Pasteur.

Richmond got one run back in the top of the sixth on a RBI single for what turned out to be a key insurance run. The Spiders led 5-2 entering seventh inning, but the Colonials cut the deficit to one run with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh on RBI's from Pasteur and Steven Barmakian. The rally was cut short and Richmond held on in the final two innings to clinch the series.

Pasteur finished game two 1-for-3 at the plate with two RBI and one walk.

GW will begin a 10-game road swing with a visit to Virginia on Tuesday night (6 p.m.).

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