GW Colonials (3-7) Baseball Preview vs. Vermont (0-0)
March 5, 2004
Series at a Glance
Date/Time:Saturday, March 6, Doubleheader 12:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm
Field (Capacity): Barcroft Park (500)
Place: Arlington, VA
George Washington (Streak): 3-7, 0-0 (Lost 1)
Home Record: 2-0
Last Game: 5-2 loss at James Madison on 3/3/04
Vermont (Streak): 0-0, 0-0 (0)
Road Record: 0-0
Series: GW leads 9-1
Last Meeting: GW won 7-4 in 1965
Live Stats:on Gametracker
Coming Up: The Colonials host Vermont for three games this weekend and host UMBC on Tuesday March 9th at 2:30 pm at Barcroft Park.
ARLINGTON, VA - The George Washington Colonials have won both of their home games this season as they vie to improve their overall record against Vermont. GW (3-7) and Vermont (0-0) have not played each other since 1965 when the Colonials won 7-4. This is Vermont's first game of the season.
Projected Starting Line-up
George Washington (2004 Statistics):
1. Matt Owens, CF
2. Tom Shanley, 2B
3. Anthony Raglani, LF
4. Ryan Roberson, 3B
5. Anthony Smith 1B
6. Jeff Fertitta, C
7. Brad Rosenblat, RF
8. Geoff Milsom, SS (.250 AVG, 0 R, 3 H, 0 2B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB)
9. Bill Simpson, DH (.333 AVG, 2 R, 2 H, 0 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB)
Key Colonials Reserves:
Joe Michalski, C
Jay Quinn, C
Josh Goldberg, 3B
Mickey Shupin, 2B
Steve Santy, PH
Projected Pitching Match-ups
Friday: GW's left-handed junior Dan Sullivan (0-2, 2 APP, 4.91 ERA, 7 SO, 3 BB) vs. TBA
Saturday: GW's right-handed sophomore Anthony Smith (1-0, 2 APP, 5.06 ERA, 4 SO, 5 BB) vs. TBA
Sunday: GW's TBD vs. Vermont's TBD
GW Baseball Game Notes
Home Sweet Home:
GW went 19-3 at Barcroft Park in 2003 for the team's best ever .864 winning percentage at home. Since their arrival at Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA, the Colonials are an impressive 178-83 (.682) at home. GW has also won more than 20 games at home in four out of the last six seasons. In 2004, the Colonials have the benefit of playing 30 games at home including 19 games in the month of March alone with a 14-game home stand to end the month. This year the team is 2-0 at home after defeating Old Dominion 8-6 and Georgetown, 7-6.
Sophomore Tom Shanley is enjoying an eight-game hitting streak dating back to February 22nd against then-No. 16 Florida Atlantic. Last week alone, Shanley had three doubles and he started this week with another double and a homer. Shanley started his freshman campaign with a 15-game winning streak last year as a freshman. In 2003 Shanley was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year after batting .398 as a freshman.
Milsom Matches Mark:
Junior Geoff Milsom has matched his doubles mark of last season in just 10 games this year. He hit his fourth double of the season in just 10 games whereas it took him all of last season to reach the mark last year. He leads the team in hitting with a .406 average and is batting .183 points above last year's mark.
Junior Nick Koken has nine career saves which puts him in third all-time at GW. Koken collected seven saves as a sophomore closer after starting for much of his freshman year including a no-hitter. This year he is a perfect two for two in save opportunities and has also collected one of the Colonials three wins. Koken needs to earn just one more save to tie for second all-time for the Colonials with 10.
Sophomore Bill Simpson made a splash in his first collegiate start when he hit two home runs against Georgetown to key a Colonials comeback on February, 24th. He then hit his third homer of the year in his fourth college game against Texas-San Antonio to bat .500 for the week with five RBI and three runs. Simpson also became the first Colonial of 2004 honored by the Atlantic 10 when he was named Rookie of the Week. Simpson transferred during his freshman year from South Carolina and is the Colonials first-ever High School All-American. Simpson also pitched two scoreless innings against No. 16 Florida Atlantic and is the only GW pitcher was has not given up a run so far this season.
Sophomore starter Dan Pfau is undefeated for the Colonials with a perfect 7-0 record over his first two years. This year, Pfau has pitched thrice, twice as a starter and once in relief. He has one win for GW in an 8-6 victory over ODU at home on March 2. Pfau has the highest winning percentage on GW's all-time list and is joined by senior captain Dennis Gramolini who is tied for second at 5-1 (.833) record.
Raglani Ranked Nationally:
Junior Anthony Raglani was ranked 97th in this year's draft class by Baseball America due largely to an outstanding summer in the Cape Code League. He is also featured online in draft preview.
GW Batting Records (Active Players)
Career batting average:
3. .398 (74-186) Tom Shanley (2003)
6. .388 (87-224) Tom Shanley (2003-)
Tom Shanley had a 15-game hitting streak to start his collegiate career in 2003.
Tom Shanley currently has a 8-game hitting streak in 2004 starting on Feb. 22nd against FAU.
Runs Batted In:
Jeff Fertitta needs three to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 115 (he had 112 after 2003).
Ryan Roberson Ryan Roberson needs 27 to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 91 (he had 84 after 2003).
Jeff Fertitta needs three to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 19 (he had 18 after 2003).
Joe Michalski needs five to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 17 (he had 17 after 2003).
Ryan Roberson needs eight to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 14 (he had 13 after 2003).
Anthony Raglani needs eight to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 33 (he had 32 after 2003).
Ryan Roberson needs 14 to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 27 (he had 24 after 2003).
Jeff Fertitta needs 14 walks to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 76 (he had 72 after 2003).
GW Pitching Records (Active Players)
Highest Winning Percentage:
Highest Winning Percentage:
1. 1.000 (7-0) Dan Pfau (2003-)
T2. .833 (5-1)Dennis Gramolini (2000-)
3. 9 Nick Koken he needs just one more to tie for second place (he had 7 after 2003).
Dennis Gramolini needs six to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 44 (he had 43 after 2003).
Nick Koken needs 14 to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 36 (he had 32 after 2003).
Avi Rasowsky needs 15 to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 35 (he had 30 after 2003).
Dan Sullivan needs 15 to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 35 (he had 33 after 2003).