Colonial Rally Falls Short in 7-6 Loss at Richmond
April 17, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University baseball team mounted a furious ninth-inning rally, but fell short by a run in a 7-6 loss at Richmond. Junior Joe Richardson started for the Colonials and went six innings and allowed seven earned runs in the loss.
Senior Chris Holland led the Colonial attack as he went 2-4, including his first home run of the season and also drove in three runs. Redshirt senior Chris Luick also had a strong game, going 2-4 and hitting his eighth home run of the season. Freshman Paul Pakan also had a multi-hit game, going 2-4 and drawing a walk. Sophomore Stephen Oswald continued his strong run on the mound, pitching the last two innings and striking out three batters. The Richmond, VA native didn't allow a batter to reach base.
The Colonials entered the ninth inning down 7-2, but a pinch hit home run by Curtis Eward immediately cut the deficit to 7-3. Junior Joe Motto then reached on an infield single and moved over to second on a single by Paul Pakan. Both runners moved up 90 feet on a balk and the deficit was cut to 7-4 on a sacrifice fly by Luick. Holland followed with a two-run home run, but the Colonials could not get any closer in defeat.
The Colonials will wrap up the series on Sunday, April 18th and try once again to take the series from the Spiders. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. and junior Eric Cantrell will take the mound for the Colonials.
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