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.
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