Baseball Home Opener Spoiled by UMBC
The Colonials fell behind 4-0 in the first inning as the Retrievers combined some timely hits with two GW errors to jump out to an early lead against GW starter, Greg Conden (Owego, NY/ Owego Free Academy).
Kosmicky made it 5-0 in the third inning when he hit his first home run down the left field line off of Conden. The Retrievers tacked on another run in the fourth to make it 6-0, then they blew the game open with a three-run fifth.
Trailing 9-0 in the bottom of the fifth, senior Dan Rouhier (McLean, VA/ St. Albans School) led off with a double to right center. After sophomore Chris Barry (Orchard Park, NY/ Canisius) was hit by a pitch, shortstop Jake Wald (Alexandria, VA/ T.C. Williams) doubled to right, scoring both Rouhier and Barry.
Kosmicky stopped the momentum GW had created with his second home run of the day in the sixth. With a runner on first and one out, Kosmicky hit a towering drive to left centerfield off of GW reliever, Mike OConnor (Ellicott City, MD/ Mt. St. Joes). Kosmickys blast made it 11-2 and the Retrievers were in total control.
GW continued to battle as Barry hit his first home run of the season to lead off the seventh, but it was not enough. UMBC added two more runs in the top of the ninth on a home run by Chad Gerben off of GW freshman Josh Courage (Bethesda, MD/ Washington Waldorf) to stretch the lead to 13-3. The Colonials scored an unearned run in the ninth on two UMBC errors to complete the scoring.
GW returns to Barcroft Park tomorrow afternoon, March 8, to face James Madison at 2:30 p.m. The Dukes and Colonials have already faced each other this season with the Dukes taking a 4-2 victory on February 20. Junior Jason Baker (Accokeek, MD/ DeMatha) is the probable starter for GW, while lefty Dan Meyer takes the mound for the Dukes.
Baseball Blasts Past Monmouth, 12-0
The GW baseball team used an offensive onslaught and a dominant pitching performance from Shane Sweeney to blast past Monmouth, 12-0, Saturday afternoon to...
Baseball Topped by Monmouth
The GW baseball team entered its weekend series with the Monmouth Hawks having won three in a row but saw that winning streak snapped in a 3-1 loss on Friday...
Baseball Visits UMBC on Tuesday
LEADING OFF: The George Washington baseball team will play its lone road game in an 11-of-12 games at home stretch with a visit to UMBC on Tuesday night....
Baseball's Campbell Named A-10 Player of the Week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington baseball senior first baseman Bobby Campbell has been named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, the league office...
Baseball Completes Series Sweep of NJIT
Colonials take comeback win on Sunday
Baseball Looks to Extend Streak in Home Series vs. Monmouth
LEADING OFF: The George Washington baseball team looks to extend its three-game series when it hosts Monmouth at Tucker Field at Barcroft Park for a three-ga...
Baseball Tops NJIT, 4-1, to Clinch Series
Sweeney and Kobos combine to stymie Highlanders
Baseball Takes Opener Over NJIT
ARLINGTON, Va. - The George Washington baseball team scored runs in each of its last six innings at the plate in an 8-2 win over NJIT in Friday's series...