Zebroski Sets All-Time Hits Record On Senior Day
May 15, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA - The George Washington University baseball team honored its 10 graduating seniors Saturday afternoon and senior Tom Zebroski appropriately set the Colonials all-time hits record going 4-5 with two home runs. The previous record was set by Mike Basset with 290, but after today's performance Zebroski now has 292 career hits. It comes on the heels of Zebroski setting the Colonials all-time runs record last weekend at Temple.
The game itself started promising for the Colonials, as they went ahead 6-2 after just two innings but the game soon unraveled as the Rams scored two runs in the third inning, five in the fourth and three in the eighth to break double digits for the second straight day.
The Colonials also got home runs from junior Brendon Kelliher and senior Jon Chirumbolo on top of Zebroski's two in the game. The game was filled with home runs on both sides as there were eight total hit in the contest, with four coming on each side. It was Kelliher's 14th of the season and for Zebroski it was his 14th and 15th home runs of the season. All three home runs were solo shots, but Chirumbolo's came with two runners on base.
Junior Eric Cantrell struggled in his seven innings of work, allowing nine earned runs and allowing ten hits. The Oakton, VA native though struck out seven Ram batters though and is now five strikeouts away from the single season strikeout record for a George Washington pitcher. Cantrell now has 106 strikeouts on the season. Freshman Kenny O'Brien continued to impress out of the bullpen, throwing two shutout innings and striking out five Fordham batters to finish the game.
The Colonials will now wrap up the 2010 home schedule at Barcroft Park with a Sunday matchup against the same Rams at 2:00 p.m. The late start is to accommodating the graduating senior class who will attend their graduation on the National mall. Freshman Brian Derner is scheduled to start for the Colonials.