Baseball Uses Big Innings To Sweep Hoyas
Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2001) - GW used a five-run fifth inning in game one and a six-run second inning in game two to sweep the Georgetown Hoyas in a doubleheader this afternoon, March 27, at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda. GW won the first game 9-6 and the second game 10-2.
In game one the Colonials trailed 4-3 going into the fifth, but a big inning erased the deficit and gave GW a comfortable 8-4 lead. After scoring their first two runs of the inning on wild pitches, senior Nick Iovacchini (Asheville, NC/ Asheville) and redshirt senior Tony Brown (Hockessin, DE/ A.I. DuPont) came through with clutch hits to extend the lead. Iovacchini singled to left field scoring freshman Jeff Fertitta (Baltimore, MD/ Loyola Blakefield) and senior tri-captain Dan Rouhier (McLean, VA/ St. Albans) to make it 7-4. Brown followed with a single to right that scored Iovacchini after he had advanced to second.
The Hoyas staged a late rally in the seventh, scoring two runs off of freshman Josh Courage (Bethesda, MD/ Washington Waldorf) to make it 9-6, but senior tri-captain Brian Beggs (Somerset, PA/ Somerset) came on to close the door and earn his fifth save of the season. Senior Ron Christie (Lincroft, NJ/ Middletown South) pitched six solid innings to earn his second victory of the season.
In game two, the Colonials put it away early by scoring six runs in the second inning off of Georgetown starter Jim Vankoski. Sophomore Jake Wald (Alexandria, VA/ T.C. Williams) and freshman Adam Trigg (Santa Clara, CA/ Santa Clara) each had run scoring singles in the inning, while Rouhier had a two-run single to finish the damage.
The six runs were more than enough for GW starter David Rodriguez (Valley Stream, NY/ Long Island Lutheran). Rodriguez, making his second start of the season, pitched six innings of three-hit ball, striking out six and walking two. The only blemish on Rodriguezs line was a solo home run by Georgetowns Ron Cano in the second.
The Colonials return to the field tomorrow, March 28, against Maryland at
Barcroft Park. First pitch is at 3:00 p.m.