GW Baseball Falls In Series Finale To Fordham, 4-1
April 17, 2011
BRONX, NY- The George Washington baseball left eight men on base as they fell to Fordham, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Houlihan Park. The loss clinched the weekend sweep for the Rams.
Senior Tommy Gately, the 2011 Jackie Robinson Award recipient, got the start for GW (10-26, 3-6 A-10) and pitched seven innings, allowing four runs on six hits with two walks and six strikeouts.
Fordham (22-13, 6-3 A-10) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning with a sacrifice fly from Ryan David. Gately then settled down and retired nine of the next 10 batters he faced before running into trouble in the fifth inning.
After an infield single and wild pitch, Fordham's Nick Martinez came to the plate with two outs and a man on second and doubled in the base runner to extend the lead to 2-0.
The Colonials struck for their only run in the top of the sixth inning as freshman Brookes Townsend's sacrifice fly put GW on the board. It would be the only blemish on Fordham's Max Krakowiak pitching line. He pitched a complete game for the victory, allowing just one run while striking out eight.
The Rams added two more runs in the bottom half of the sixth with two-run double by Joe Russo.
The Colonials will return to action on Wednesday afternoon when they visit UMBC for a Tuesday evening match up, first pitch in Baltimore, MD is scheduled for 6:00 pm.