March 12, 2004
Series at a Glance
Date/Time:Friday at 2:30 pm, Saturday at 1:00 pm and Sunday at 12:00 pm
Field (Capacity): Barcroft Park (500)
Place: Arlington, VA
George Washington (Streak): 7-7, 0-0 (Won last four games)
Home Record: 5-0
Last Game: 10-0 shutout victory at Towson on Wednesday March 10
Cleveland (Streak): 0-3, 0-0 (Lost last three)
Road Record: 0-3
Last Game:Lost 13-6 at Indiana
Series: GW leads 5-2
Last Meeting: GW won 4-2 in 2000 and has won last four including a three game sweep that year
Live Stats:on Gametracker
Coming Up: The Colonials are opening a 14-game homestand and will play host to James Madison on Wednesday at 2:30 pm in a rematch of a 5-2 loss on March 3.
ARLINGTON, VA - The George Washington Colonials (7-7) are a perfect 5-0 at home so far this season and have won 24 of their last 27 home games. The Colonials have also won their last four straight games including a 10-shotout of Towson and a 16-3 win at home against UMBC in their last two games. Cleveland State (0-3) has lost its first three games this year all at Indiana. GW leads the all-time series with CSU 5-2 and the Colonials have won the last four meetings between the teams including a three game sweep in 2000.
Projected Starting Line-up
George Washington (2004 Statistics):
1. Matt Owens, CF
2. Geoff Milsom, SS
3. Anthony Raglani, LF
4. Ryan Roberson, 3B
5. Anthony Smith, DH
6. Jeff Fertitta, 1B
7. Brad Rosenblat, RF
8. Joe Michalski, C
9. Josh Goldberg, 2B
Key Colonials Reserves:
Key Colonials Reserves:
Jay Quinn, C
Mickey Shupin, 2B
Bill Simpson, DH
Steve Santy, DH
Projected Pitching Match-ups
Friday: GW's left-handed junior Dan Sullivan vs. TBA
Saturday: GW's left-handed freshman Anthony Smith vs. TBA
Sunday: GW's left-handed sophomore Dan Pfau vs. TBA
GW Baseball Game Notes
Home Sweet Home:
GW is a perfect 5-0 at home this season. 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 185-83 (.690) 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 5-0 at home after defeating UMBC 16-3, Vermont 4-2, Vermont 9-3, Old Dominion 8-6 and Georgetown, 7-6.
Sophomore starter Dan Pfau is undefeated for the Colonials with a perfect 8-0 record over his first two years. This year, Pfau has pitched four times and earned two victories with a 16-3 win against UMBC and an 8-6 victory over ODU both at home. Pfau has the highest winning percentage on GW's all-time list and is joined on the list by senior captain Dennis Gramolini who is tied for second at 5-1 (.833).
Fertitta Runs Up RBI List:
Senior Jeff Fertitta is currently tied for 10th on GW's all-time RBI list with 118 in his career. He is tied with former teammate Jake Wald who accomplished the feat in just three years and Cassedy Smith who graduated from GW in 1998. Fertitta needs one more RBI to take over sole possession of the last spot on the list and with seven more RBI he would tie for ninth place. Fertitta is also approaching the top 10 list in home runs where he needs three and walks where he needs 11.
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 .387 average and is batting more than .100 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 is the Colonials first-ever High School All-American.
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 hit two homers on March 9th and is batting 347.
GW Batting Records (Active Players)
Career batting average:
3. .398 (74-186) Tom Shanley (2003)
6. .380 (87-229) Tom Shanley (2003-)
Runs Batted In:
T10. Jeff Fertitta has 118 RBI and is tied for 10th all-time at GW (he had 112 after 2003).
Ryan Roberson needs 24 to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 94 (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 six to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 16 (he had 13 after 2003).
Anthony Raglani needs five to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 36 (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 11 walks to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 79 (he had 72 after 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.
GW Pitching Records (Active Players)
Highest Winning Percentage:
Highest Winning Percentage:
1. 1.000 (8-0) 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 five to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 45 (he had 43 after 2003).
Nick Koken needs 13 to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 37 (he had 32 after 2003).
Avi Rasowsky needs 14 to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 36 (he had 30 after 2003).
Dan Sullivan needs 14 to enter GW's all-time list, he currently has 36 (he had 33 after 2003).