GW Baseball Stumbles in Series Opener, Falls 3-1 to St. Bona in Extras
Doubleheader Scheduled for Saturday at Barcroft Park Starting at Noon
April 20, 2012
ARLINGTON, Va. - Junior Brian Derner threw 7.1 innings of one-run ball but the George Washington baseball team could not build on an early one-run advantage and fell to St. Bonaventure, 3-1, in 12 innings in the series opener at Barcroft Park.
GW (15-23, 3-7 A-10) took an early lead in the bottom of the first when senior Matt Murakami led off with a double, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly from senior Stephen Oswald.
Derner found himself locked in a pitching battle with St. Bonaventure (14-15, 3-7 A-10) lefty Eddie Gray. The Alexandria, Va., native allowed just three hits but issued six walks while striking out three in 7.1 innings. Gray fanned seven batters in nine innings.
Neither pitcher got the win as the two teams combined to leave 20 men on base to extend the game into extra innings. After a brief appearance by senior Eric Lara (0.2 innings, one hit), junior Kenny O'Brien took the ball and pitched well until running into trouble in the top of the 12th.
After a quick out to open the top of the 12th, Bonnie's shortstop Mike Meredith reached on a throwing error and advanced to second on a groundout. After an intentional walk to A-10 batting leader Billy Urban, first basemen Austin Ingraham lofted a double off the right field wall to drive in the deciding runs.
The Colonials threatened in the bottom of the 12th but ultimately stranded two runners on base. O'Brien suffered the loss after allowing two unearned runs on two hits with one strikeout in four innings of relief.
Due to inclement weather predicted for Sunday the Colonials and Bonnies will play a doubleheader on Saturday at Barcroft Park starting at 12 p.m. Sophomore Aaron Weisberg will start game one while junior Tyler McCarthy takes the mound in the night cap.
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