LaPointe's Complete Game Leads Colonials to 6-5 Victory
April 30, 2010
AMHERST, MA - The George Washington University baseball team made the long journey to Amherst, MA and took the first game of a vital three-game series against Massachusetts (10-22, 7-9 A-10) with a hard fought 6-5 victory. Senior Ryan Lapointe threw a complete game, allowing three earned runs and struck out five Minutemen batters. He raised his record to 6-4 on the season.
The Colonial attack was led by senior Tom Zebroski, who hit his team-leading 12th home run and 3-4 the afternoon. Senior Chris Holland also hit second home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning. Holland also walked twice and scored a run to lead the offensive attack. Redshirt Senior Chris Luick also had a multi-hit game in the victory and scored a run on the afternoon.
The Colonials jumped ahead in the first inning with a pair of runs, but the lead was short lived as the Minutemen scored a run in the first inning and two more in the second. George Washington tied the game in the third inning, but fell behind again by a run when the Massachusetts scored a fifth-inning run to take a 4-3 lead. The Colonials tied the game with a run in the sixth inning and took the lead for good with two runs in the seventh inning.
LaPointe then closed out the game, retiring the last six batters of the game in securing the 6-5 victory. The victory was the 23rd for the Colonials on the year, which exceeds their total of 22 wins last season with 12 games still to play. They also recorded their 11th A-10 win of the season, which ties last year's total with 10 more conference games yet to play.
The Colonials will now look to take the series against Massachusetts when the two teams meet again on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m and junior Eric Cantrell will take the mound for George Washington.
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