GW Baseball Rolls UMES, 14-1
Colonials Post Season-High in Runs to Earn Season Sweep of Red Hawks
April 23, 2014
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - The George Washington baseball team racked up a season-high 14 runs on 15 hits while taking advantage of seven fielding errors en route to a 14-1 victory over UMES on Wednesday afternoon at Hawk Stadium.
GW (14-24) scored six runs in the first inning and led 9-0 after the second inning and never looked back.
Freshman Jordan Sheinkop earned his second collegiate victory after limiting UMES (11-25) to just one earned run on six hits in six innings of work. Sheinkop walked two batters while registering six strikeouts on the day. Freshman Andrew Piccin and sophomore Luke Olson combined to throw three shutout innings of relief out of the bullpen.
Freshman Joey Bartosic led off the game with a single and advanced to third when sophomore Gabe Scott reached on an error. An infield single by freshman Bobby Campbell loaded the bases and senior Owen Beightol delivered a RBI single for GW's first run of the day.
Scott scored on a wild pitch to make the score 2-0 before sophomore Matthieu Robert was hit by a pitch to load the bases again. Freshman Andrew Selby was up next and earned an RBI after being hit by a pitch to run the score to 3-0.
Later in the first inning, freshman Eli Kashi delivered a two-run single to extend the lead to 5-0. The Colonials batted around in the frame with Bartosic capping the scoring with an RBI single to run the score to 6-0.
A pair of errors led to three runs for the Colonials in the second inning. Freshman Bobby Campbell led off by reaching on a fielding error, advancing to second on a single by Beightol and to third on a bunt single by junior Ryan Xepoleas. A wild pitch then allowed Campbell to score, pushing the advantage to 7-0.
An RBI single by Robert later in the second made the score 8-0 and Xepoleas stole home on a double steal to push the lead to 9-0.
UMES scored its only run in the bottom of the second on an RBI double by Troy Anderson.
Robert delivered another RBI single in the fourth inning to extend the lead to 10-1 before three errors in the sixth allowed the Colonials to plate three additional runs. An RBI single by freshman Kevin Mahala and a two-run single by Bartosic extended the advantage to 13-1.
Robert concluded GW's scoring with an RBI groundout in the seventh inning, making the score 14-1.
Bartosic led the Colonials at the plate by going 4-for-6 with three RBIs and one run scored. Xepoleas finished 3-for-6 with two runs scored to extend his hitting streak to 13 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the Atlantic 10.
Beightol also extended his hit streak to nine games by going 2-for-4 with three runs and one RBI.
Also recording multiple hits for the Colonials was Campbell (2-for-5, three runs), Robert (2-for-4, three RBIs, one run) and Mahala (2-for-5, one run, one RBI).
The Colonials will continue their Atlantic 10 schedule with a three-game series at Richmond this weekend, beginning on Friday at 3 p.m. at Pitt Field..
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