Colonials' Baseball Battered at Richmond, 10-9
GW Overcomes 9-3 Deficit But Leaves Bases Loaded in 9th
April 17, 2005
RICHMOND, VA - The University of Richmond (15-21, 8-7 A-10) scored five times in the fifth inning and fought off three late Colonial rallies as George Washington University (21-12, 5-4 A-10) fell to the Spiders 10-9 Sunday afternoon in an Atlantic 10 conference game at Pitt Field.
GW entered the top of the ninth inning down 10-8 and used a single, three walks and a sacrifice bunt to push across a run and set the score at 10-9. But the rally died there as the Colonials left the bases load to end the game.
GW trailed 9-3 after six innings but scored three times in the seventh inning and twice more in the eighth to pull within 9-8.
UR got things going in the second inning when second baseman Anthony Sandstrom connected for a two-run home run (2).
GW came roaring back in the top of the third when shortstop Michael Parker (Newton, MA / Newton South) led-off the frame with a double and right fielder Brad Rosenblat (New Orleans, LA / Newton / Tulane) launched a tremendous home run (11) over the scoreboard in left centerfield to tie the game 2-2. Three batters later the Colonials took a 3-2 advantage when left fielder Josh Goldberg (Albany, NY / Albany Academy) drove in second baseman Tom Shanley (Stanfordville, NY / Pine Plains) with a sacrifice fly.
Goldberg went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in the game.
A leadoff Spiders' walk in the bottom of the third, followed by a stolen base and a throwing error, preceded left fielder Joe White's RBI single that tied the game again, 3-3.
UR broke the game open in the fifth inning when they scored five times to take an 8-3 lead. Centerfielder Ben Zeskind knocked a leadoff homer (5) and, after right fielder Andrew Justice walked, first baseman Joe Mahoney launched a two-run shot (5). Back-to-back singles, followed by a double steal, set up designated hitter Ryan Metzroth's RBI single. The fifth run of the inning came on a throwing error on Metzroth's hit.
Zeskind homered twice and scored four times as the Spiders snapped a 10-game losing streak with the win.
Each team used five pitchers in the game. UR starter RHP Stephen Owens (2-2) gave up three runs in five innings and earned the win. RHP John Richardson got the final two outs to grab the save (1). Spider pitching combined to walk 10 Colonial batters on the day.
RHP Josh Wilkie (Alpharetta, GA / Chattahoochee) (2-3) started for GW and was roughed up for six earned runs in 4.1 innings as he took the loss.
GW returns to Barcroft Park this week as the Colonials host Towson on Tuesday and Old Dominion Wednesday (3:00 pm start times) before opening a three-game A-10 series Saturday with a doubleheader against Duquesne.
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