GW Baseball Victim Of Another Late Rally; Swept By La Salle, 9-7
April 23, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA- For the third day in a row, the George Washington baseball team found themselves victim of a late La Salle rally, as the Colonials fell to the Explorers, 9-7 on Saturday afternoon at Frank DeVincent Field.
GW (10-30, 3-9 A-10) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Senior Brendon Kelliher led off the game with his second home run of the series, and team-leading ninth of the season, to give the Colonials a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, junior Brett Bowers provided a sacrifice bunt that scored sophomore Justin Albright from third base.
La Salle (23-15,10-5 A-10) took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third inning with consecutive RBI singles and a RBI ground out off of Colonial starter Tommy Gately. Gately pitched four and one-third innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts.
In the top of the third the Colonials regained the lead. Albright walked and stole second and junior Stephen Oswald reached base on balls. Bowers then followed by roping a two-run triple down the right field line to give GW a 4-3 lead. The Colonials added a run in the fourth on a RBI groundout by Kelliher to extend the lead to 5-3.
The Explorers tied the game in the fifth with a two-run home run by Marc Schoch but GW responded in the top of the eighth inning. Junior Jimmy Best and sophomore Kyle Gelling each provided RBI singles to give GW a 7-5 lead.
La Salle started their rally in the bottom of the eighth inning with an infield single by Zach Feierstein. He advanced to second on a balk. Jon Glyes followed by reaching on a wild pitch after a strikeout and Jon Bennie was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Eric Kammler then tripled to right-center field to clear the bases. La Salle added a RBI single to take a decisive 9-7 lead.
The Colonials will attempt to snap their seven-game losing streak on Wednesday when they travel to Williamsburg, VA to visit William & Mary. The Tribe defeated GW 9-4 back on March 16 in Arlington, VA. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 pm.