Seventh Inning Rally Leads GW to 6-4 Win Over ODU
Home Runs From Joe Michalski and Matt Owens Put Colonials Over the Top
April 20, 2005
ARLINGTON, VA - Trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning, George Washington University (23-12) catcher Joe Michalski (Ellicott City, MD / Mt. Hebron) homered (8) and left fielder Josh Goldberg (Albany, NY / Albany Academy) singled in a run to put the Colonials ahead 5-4 as the team went on to defeat Old Dominion University (20-22) 6-4 Wednesday afternoon at Barcroft Park.
GW led 3-2 after four innings but the Monarchs took their 4-3 lead in the top of fifth when centerfielder Evan Chipman singled, stole second and third base and scored on a throwing error. Two batters later left fielder Tyler Belcher singled home a run to give ODU the lead.
Colonials' pitching shut out the Monarchs after their two-run fifth as starter RHP Brian Frazier (Allentown, PA / Emmaus) improved to 5-0 with seven strong innings. The freshman allowed three earned runs and struck out four in the game.
GW freshman reliever RHP Joel Brookens (Fayetteville, PA / Gettysburg Area) struck out two batters in the eighth inning and LHP Dan Pfau (Flemington, NJ / Hunterdon Central) came on in the ninth to nail down the save (3).
RHP Kevin Gunter got the start for ODU and gave up three runs in 3.2 innings. Hunter Hall (3-2) finished out the game for the Monarchs as he allowed the tying and go ahead runs in the seventh inning and took the loss.
Centerfielder Matt Owens (Fayetteville, GA / Fayette County) connected for a home run (3) in the eighth inning that gave the Colonials their 6-4 lead.
Shortstop Mickey Shupin (Sea Girt, NJ / Wall) drove in two runs with two hits in the game.
GW opens a three-game Atlantic 10 conference series this weekend against Duquesne University.
The two teams will match up for a doubleheader Saturday, beginning at 12:00 pm, followed by a single game on Sunday at Barcroft Park.
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