O'Brien's Complete Game Sends GW Baseball to 5-2 Win Over Fordham
Murakami Goes 3-for-3 as Colonials Take 2-of-3 From Rams
April 21, 2013
BRONX, N.Y. - Senior Kenny O'Brien retired the final seven batters he faced in route to a complete-game effort as the George Washington baseball team defeated Fordham, 5-2, on Sunday Afternoon at Houlihan Park.
O'Brien, a late addition to the lineup following a scratch to intended starting pitcher Max Kaplow, allowed just one earned run on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks in the victory. The Yonkers, N.Y., native attended high school at nearby Fordham Prep and got the win to give GW the series in front of a stable of family and friends on Sunday.
GW (14-25, 7-8 A-10) grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning.
With runners on first and second base with two outs, senior Matthew Murakami poked an RBI single through the right side of the infield to give the Colonials a 1-0 lead. Senior Ryan Hickey then lofted a fly ball to right field which was misplayed by the right fielder, allowing two runs to score to push the lead to 3-0. Hickey was thrown out while attempting to reach third base, ending the inning.
Fordham (13-27, 2-10 A-10) got on the scoreboard in the third inning with an RBI single from Mike Mauri, but the Colonials responded in the top of the fourth inning.
Freshman Matthieu Robért reached on a fielder's choice and Murakami followed with his second hit of the game to put runners on first and second with one out.
Hickey then reached on an infield single to load the bases and senior Justin Albright followed by lining an RBI single up the middle to extend the Colonials' lead to 4-1. Freshman Nolan Lodden continued the scoring by drawing a bases-loaded walk to push the lead to 5-1.
The Rams got a run back in the bottom of fourth to make the score 5-2. The inning was extended on a dropped fly ball in center field with two outs and Fordham's Ryan Phelan cashed in on the opportunity with an RBI single.
O'Brien was locked in during the later innings, not allowing a hit after the fifth and retiring the last seven batters in a row. His only blemish in the later innings was hitting a batter with a pitch in the seventh.
Murakami finished 3-for-3 at the plate with one RBI and one walk while Lodden was 2-for-3 with one RBI and two walks.
Albright recorded his fifth straight multiple-hit game by going 2-for-4 with one RBI and one walk. In his past five games he is batting .681 (15-for-22) with four RBIs.
GW returns to action with a pair of mid-week games. On Tuesday, the Colonials will host UMES at 3:00 p.m. at Barcroft Park before heading to UMBC on Wednesday for a 6:00 p.m. start.
Baseball Rocks Rhode Island in Series Opener, 15-5
ARLINGTON, Va. - Just three days after scoring a season-high 20 runs in a midweek win over Coppin State, the George Washington baseball team nearly...
Baseball Falls at Towson, 8-4
TOWSON, Md. - Senior Bobby Campbell hit his team-leading sixth home run of the season but it was not enough to lead the George Washington baseball team past...
Baseball Visits Delaware State on Wednesday
LEADING OFF: The George Washington baseball team will take a break from Atlantic 10 action to visit Delaware State on Wednesday afternoon for a non-conferenc...
Baseball Hosts Rhode Island in A-10 Series This Weekend
LEADING OFF: The George Washington baseball team resumes its Atlantic 10 schedule by welcoming Rhode Island to Tucker Field at Barcorft Park for a three-gam...
Baseball Runs Past Coppin State, 20-7
ARLINGTON, Va. - The George Washington baseball team stole a single-game school record 15 bases and four players drove in multiple runs in a 20-7 rout of...
Baseball Disposes of Villanova, 6-3, For Series Win
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - Freshman Elliott RaImo pitched six solid innings with six strikeouts and senior Eddie Muhl slammed the door with a scoreless three...
Baseball Bounces Back with 5-2 Win at Villanova
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - Junior Brady Renner turned in another strong start, yielding just one earned run over 7.2 innings of work, as the George Washington...
Baseball's Muhl Named 2017 Jackie Robinson Award Recipient
WASHINGTON - George Washington baseball senior Eddie Muhl was recognized on Wednesday evening as the 2017 recipient of the Jackie Robinson Award during a...