Baseball Back On Track In A-10 With 7-6 Win Over Dukes
GW Starts With Five-Run First Inning And Finishes With Geoff Milsom's Game-Winning Homer
April 19, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Colonials took two from the Duquesne Dukes with a 7-6 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Barcroft Park on Saturday. Ryan Roberson hit a grand slam in the first inning to lead GW to a five-run first inning. After a Dukes comeback, Geoff Milsom broke the six-to-six tie in the sixth with a game-winning home run. The final game of this critical A-10 series takes place on Sunday at noon at Barcroft Park.
The Colonials improved to 23-11 overall and 3-5 in the Atlantic 10 conference. The Dukes, who lead the Colonials in the A-10 West, dropped to 18-19 overall and 9-5 in the conference. GW leads the all-time series with Duquesne 59-13. Going into the series, the Dukes were the third best team in the A-10 behind A-10 West leaders No. 17 Richmond. The top four teams in the Atlantic 10 advance to the conference tournament in Norwich, CT.
Feeling the importance of this series, GW started both games with a five-run first inning. The Colonials have now outscored opponents 41 -15 in the opening inning of their games this season. GW has outscored opponents by a margin of 268-181 this season. GW is 9-1 in home games at Barcroft Park.
With the bases loaded in the first inning, Roberson came to the plate and hit his team leading sixth run, a grand slam. Roberson is hitting an amazing .727 (8-11) with the bases loaded. He is also batting .900 (18-20) with a runner at third base and less than two outs. He now leads the team with 48 RBI (hitting eight in Saturday's doubleheader). He has 15 more RBI than any other Colonial while collecting 76 total bases for a slugging percentage of .613.
Duquesne battled back, scoring five runs in the top of the third inning after the Colonials committed three errors in the inning. Starting pitcher Dan Sullivan was tagged with six runs only three of which were earned over his 4 1/3 innings. He struck out four in the effort. Avi Rasowsky (3-0) picked up his second win of the week when he entered the game in the fifth and pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings giving up only one run. Rasowsky now has the lowest GW ERA (3.38) in his 12 relief appearances.
With the score knotted at six in the sixth inning, Geoff Milsom hit a pinch-hit game-winning home run. Milsom's second homer of the year lifted GW to a 7-6 win over Duquesne. The two teams will finish the series at noon on Sunday. Freshman Josh Wilkie will pitch for the Colonials looking to lead GW to their second three-game series sweep of the season.
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