GW Baseball Falls at James Madison, 14-5
Colonials Host George Mason on Tuesday
April 28, 2013
HARRISONBURG, Va. - The George Washington baseball team rallied to take a 5-4 lead in the sixth inning, but James Madison closed by scoring 10 runs in the final three frames to win the deciding game of the series, 14-5, on Sunday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Park.
After a scoreless first two innings, James Madison (20-23) struck with an RBI single by Ty McFarland to take a 1-0 lead in the third. The Dukes scored two runs on three hits in the fourth to extend the advantage to 3-0.
GW (16-26) responded with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth. Consecutive singles by freshman Eric Kalman and senior Matthew Murakami opened the inning. A fielder's choice and an error loaded the bases and a pair of runs scored during a second error later in the inning.
An RBI double by Chad Carroll in the fifth gave the Dukes a 4-2 advantage but the Colonials stormed back to take the lead in the top of the sixth.
Senior Tyler McCarthy led off with a walk and advanced to second on a hit by senior Derek Brown. Kalman followed and knocked in a run with his second hit to cut the deficit to one at 4-3. Freshman Matthieu Robert drove in the tying run on a base hit and Kalman gave GW a 5-4 lead by scoring on a wild pitch.
The Dukes tied the game in the bottom of inning and took a one-run lead in the seventh before erupting for eight runs in the eighth to clinch the 14-5 victory.
Kalman and Brown each recorded two hits to lead the offense.
Junior Owen Beightol had his 10-game hit streak end in the loss. He batted .357 (15-of-42) with two doubles, one triple, one home run and nine RBIs during his run, which tied for the 14th longest streak in the Atlantic 10 this season.
The Colonials will go for the season sweep of George Mason on Tuesday afternoon at Barcroft Park. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. GW scored four runs in the ninth inning to beat Mason, 11-9, on April 2.
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