GW Baseball Completes Sweep, Downs URI 7-3
Colonials Stay Alive in Postseason Hunt
May 11, 2014
WASHINGTON - The George Washington baseball team scored four runs in the second inning and never looked back en route to a 7-3 win over Rhode Island to clinch the series sweep on Sunday afternoon at Barcroft Park.
Sophomore Bobby LeWarne went the distance for GW (18-29, 10-14 A-10), pitching a complete game on seven hits, allowing three earned runs with four walks and seven strikeouts to earn the win.
After a scoreless first inning, the Colonials plated four runs in the bottom of the second to take a commanding 4-0 lead. GW executed a perfect hit and run for its first run of the day as freshman Cody Bryant contributed a RBI single to put the Colonials on top, 1-0.
After stranding the bases loaded in the third, LeWarne allowed just one hit over the next two innings.
Freshman Joey Bartosic led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a bunt single and advanced to third after consecutive walks to Selby and freshman Bobby Campbell. After a pop out, junior Ryan Xepoleas laid down a bunt single to score Bartosic and extend the lead to 5-0. Later in the inning, freshman Kevin Mahala laced a two-run single through the right side of the infield to put the Colonials ahead 7-0.
Rhode Island (11-37, 6-16 A-10) scored two runs in the sixth inning on a solo home run by Mike Sherburne and a RBI single by TJ Lynch. The Rams added a run in the ninth inning on a RBI single by Pat Quinn to make the score 7-3, but LeWarne closed out the game with a strikeout and line out to clinch the sweep.
Selby (2-for-3, two RBIs, one run) and Bryant (2-for-4, one RBI, one run) each tallied multiple hits to lead the offense while the Colonials drew five walks as a team.
GW remains alive in its quest for a postseason berth. The Colonials enter the final weekend needing to win three games at St. Bonaventure combined with other necessary results elsewhere in the conference in order to qualify for a second consecutive A-10 Championship appearance.
Prior to the game, seniors Owen Beightol, Aaron Weisberg, Colin Milon, Luke Staub, Taylor Lambke and Craig LeJeune were honored on the field for their four years of dedication and service to the GW baseball program.