Baseball Begins Lengthy Road Swing at Virginia on Tuesday

April 16, 2018

LEADING OFF: The George Washington baseball team returns to action with a non-conference visit to Virginia on Tuesday night. First pitch from Davenport Field is scheduled for 6 p.m.

The Last Meeting
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April 5, 2017
Charlottesville, VA
Baseball Topped at Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The George Washington baseball team traveled south in search of its fourth consecutive midweek win but was dealt an 11-1 loss by No. 18 Virginia in the finale of the home-and-home series on Wednesday at Davenport Field.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Tuesday's game marks the first in a lengthy swing away from home that will span 10 games over the next two weeks. The Colonials will make trips to Virginia, Fordham, Georgetown, Delaware State, St. Bonaventure and Towson before finally returning to Tucker Field on May 2 to host Coppin State.

LAST TIME OUT: GW split a doubleheader against Richmond at home on Saturday but fell in the series, 2-1.

In the lone win, sophomore Elliott Raimo spun a complete-game shutout in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, surrendering just two hits and three walks, while striking out four.

STILL STREAKING: Senior Isaiah Pasteur continued his dominant stretch at the plate by extending his hit streak to 23 consecutive games, one shy of tying the program record. He hit safely in all four games last week with a pair of multi-hit efforts.

For the week, Pasteur batted .533 (8-for-15) with three doubles, one triple and five RBI. He also drew three walks, stole three bases, scored three runs and added 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.

POTENT OFFENSE: GW remains the top team in the Atlantic 10 in team batting average (.294), runs (233) and hits (356). The Colonials also rank second in home runs (26) and slugging percentage (.429).

SERIES HISTORY: The Cavaliers lead the all-time series, 18-5, and won both legs of last year's home-and-home series.



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