Six Errors Doom Colonials In 17-6 Loss at Temple
May 7, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The George Washington University baseball team struggled in a series opening 17-6 loss at Temple on Friday afternoon. The Colonials committed six errors and allowed five innings in three different frames in the lopsided loss. The loss drops the Colonials to 11-8 on the season in A-10 conference play and puts them in third place, one game ahead of five teams that are currently 10-9 in conference play. It raised Temple's record to 6-13 in conference play and 9-33 overall.
The Colonials were led by senior designated hitter Curtis Eward who went 3-4 on the day and drove in two runs and score one of his own. Senior Chris Holland reached base four times in recording two hits and two walks and scored a run on the day. Freshman Paul Pakan also hit a pinch hit home run and senior Tom Zebroski had three hits on the afternoon in defeat.
Senior Ryan Lapointe made the start and struggled in 4 1/3 innings, allowing 10 earned runs and took the loss to drop to 5-4 on the season. Freshman Kenny O'Brien was impressive out of the bullpen, throwing one shutout inning and striking out a batter. Freshman Raj Dharmapal also pitching an innings out of the bullpen and didn't allow an earned run.
The Colonials will now continue their series at Temple and look to rebound in the Saturday matchup, which is set for a first pitch at 1:00 p.m. Junior Eric Cantrell will take the ball for the Colonials and will look to improve on his 7-2 record on the season.
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