GW Baseball Drops Rubber Match at Richmond, 9-3

Senior Ollie Mittag hit his first career home run in GW's 9-3 loss at Richmond on Sunday.

April 15, 2012

Box Score

RICHMOND, Va. - The George Washington baseball team concluded its series at Richmond on Sunday afternoon as the Colonials fell to the Spiders, 9-3, at Pitt Field.

GW (13-22, 3-6 A-10) scored three runs on eight hits, but two errors aided Richmond (18-15, 5-4 A-10) to plate a series-high nine runs to win the the series.

The Spiders jumped out to a 3-0 lead against Colonials' starter Tyler McCarthy, who was tagged with the loss after allowing five runs (three earned) in 2.2 innings of work.

Senior Jimmy Best got GW on the board in the top of the second by depositing a 2-0 pitch over the wall in right center field for his second home run of the year. The blast cut the deficit to 3-1, but Richmond responded with two runs in the bottom of the third to move ahead 5-1.

Junior Kyle Gelling's sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth pulled GW within 5-2, but Richmond once again retaliated with a RBI single from designated hitter Chris Cowell to move ahead 6-2.

The Spiders added a pair of runs in the sixth before the Colonials scored in the top of the seventh on a solo home run by senior Ollie Mittag, his first career round-tripper.

Richmond scored in the bottom of the seventh and went on to win by a final score of 9-3.

Junior J.T. Wauford contributed 1.1 shutout innings out of the bullpen while junior Kenny O'Brien allowed one in 1.1 innings of relief.

The Colonials will now start a stretch of playing 10 home games in the next 14 days, beginning on Tuesday at 3 p.m. against George Mason at Barcroft Park. The Patriots edged the Colonials, 5-4, on March 21.



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