Freshman Starter Pat Lehman Goes 7 Strong Innings in GW's 12-4 Win At UMBC
April 18, 2006
BALTIMORE, MD - Freshman second baseman Doug Eizen's (Philadelphia, PA / The Haverford School) first collegiate home run and third baseman Tom Shanley's (Stanfordville, NY / Pine Plain) two doubles and two RBI's led George Washington University (13-23) to a 12-4 non conference victory Tuesday evening against UMBC (11-21) at the Baseball Factory Field.
Freshman starter Pat Lehman (1-2) earned his first collegiate win with seven strong innings, allowing three runs and striking out eight.
Shanley and center fielder Matt Owens (Fayetteville, GA / Fayette County) each drove in a first inning run to push the Colonials to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
GW scored four times in the fifth inning and two more an inning later to take a take a 10-3 advantage after six frames.
The Colonials out hit the Retrievers 14-9 and did not commit an error compared to UMBC's four miscues.
Five Colonials recorded at least two hits including shortstop Michael Parker (Newton, MA / Newton South) and left fielder Charlie Kruer (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) who both went 2-for-6 in the contest.
RHP Dan Blewitt (1-2) took the loss for UMBC, going just 3.0 innings, allowing four runs on six hits with five strike outs. UMBC used six pitchers in the game.
Left fielder Joe Fowler and designated hitter Scott Peddicord each had two hits for the Retrievers.
The win gives GW the two-game season sweep as it defeated UMBC, 5-4, on March 7 at Barcroft Park. The win also extends the Colonials win streak against the Retrievers to nine straight dating back to 2002.
GW will play Georgetown on the road in Bethesda, MD, Wednesday at 7:00 pm. The Colonials then begin a three-game conference series against Temple in Ambler, PA, on Friday.