Colonials Defeat UMBC, 4-2
Michalski Drives in Two in Non-Conference Triumph
May 19, 2005
BALTIMORE, MD - Joe Michalski drove in two runs and Dan Pfau pitched seven strong innings as GW (37-16) defeated the University of Maryland - Baltimore County, 4-2, at Baseball Factory Field on May 18 in its final non-conference game of the regular season.
Michalski finished the day 1-for-3 and drove in GW's first run in the second inning with a sacrifice fly. He also knocked in Mickey Shupin with a one-out single in the sixth to put the Colonials on top, 3-0.
Pfau gave up two runs and allowed seven hits in seven innings of work to improve his record to 4-3. He struck out four and walked two. Joel Brookens pitched 1.2 innings of relief to pick up his seventh save of the year.
The Colonials took an early 1-0 lead in second when Michalski flied out to right, driving in Bill Simpson. Simpson led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second on an error. He reached third after a walk to Matt Owens.
The Colonials continued to build their margin in the sixth. Shupin led off the frame with a walk. Wildasin was lifted for Blake Phipps, who promptly threw a wild pitch, moving Shupin to second. Shupin scored on Michalski's single after Owens popped out and Phipps escaped the inning with no further damage.
The Colonials tacked on another run in the seventh to take a 4-0 margin when Parker scored on a double by Shupin.
The Retrievers (14-33) touched up Pfau in the bottom of the seventh. He gave up a two-out single to Zach Clark and Russo followed with a homer to make the score 4-2. After Pfau walked the next two batters, he got pinch hitter Isaac Friedel to fly out to right to end the threat.
Colonials' relievers Derek Haese and Brookens combined to give up just one hit over the final two innings.
Clark delivered two hits and scored a run for the Retrievers. Joe Fowler also contributed two hits. Wildasin was charged with the loss and dropped to 2-6.
The Colonials will play a doubleheader against league rival Temple in Ambler, PA on Thursday, May 19 beginning at 12:00 p.m.
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