Colonials Four-Run 10th Inning Paces 10-6 Win at William & Mary
April 28, 2010
WILLIAMSBURG, VA - It will be a busy five days for the George Washington University baseball team, but they started their busy travel schedule with a 10-6 extra inning win at William & Mary on a rare 7:00 p.m. start time. The Colonials got another strong start from freshman Brian Derner, who went six innings and struck out six while allowing three earned runs.
The offensive attack was led by junior Brendon Kelliher who reached base three times with two doubles and a walk. Senior Tom Zebroski went 2-6 from the leadoff spot and drove in a pair of runs on top of scoring two of his own. With the two runs scored, Zebroski is now seven runs away from setting the George Washington program record. Sophomore Ollie Mattag went 2-5 and scored three runs while getting the start at second base.
Redshirt senior Chris Luick also had two hits for the Colonials and senior Chris Holland had two RBIs in the winning effort. The Colonials also got another strong effort from freshman Justin Albright, who recorded 1 2/3 innings of shutout baseball to earn his first win on Foggy Bottom.
The Colonials jumped ahead early the game with runs in the first and third inning and then scored three runs in the fourth inning. The Tribe began chipping away and scored a run in the fifth and two in the sixth inning to cut the Colonial lead to 5-3. George Washington added a seventh inning run and led 6-3 going into the bottom of the ninth, but William and Mary rallied for three runs to send the game to extra innings.
George Washington then took advantage of two Tribe errors in the 10th inning and after a Paul Pakan single loaded the bases, Zebroski delivered the game-winning single to right field that plated two runs. Another run scored on a bunt single by Mittag and the fourth and final run of the game was scored when the Colonials executed a double steal in which Zebroski stole home for his 11th stolen base of the season.
The Colonials will now resume A-10 conference play against Massachusetts over the weekend (April 30-May 2). Massachusetts will come into the weekend with a 7-8 conference record and a 10-21 record overall. Senior Ryan Lapointe is set to start the Friday matchup in Amherst, MA and first pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
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