GW Baseball Visits VCU for Weekend Series

GW visits VCU this weekend for a three-game series.

May 1, 2014

Friday, 6:30 p.m. - RHP Aaron Weisberg vs. LHP Heath Dwyer - Live Stats | Live Video
Saturday, 3:00 p.m. - RHP Jacob Williams vs. RHP Matt Blanchard - Live Stats | Live Video
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - RHP Bobby LeWarne vs. LHP JoJo Howie - Live Stats | Live Video

WASHINGTON - The George Washington baseball team returns to the Richmond, Virginia, area for the second consecutive weekend for a three-game series at VCU, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The Last Meeting
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May 12, 2013

GW won two-of-three from VCU last season at Barcroft Park but is coming off an Atlantic 10 series loss at Richmond over the weekend after falling in three games.

Junior Ryan Xepoleas saw his 14-game hit streak end on Saturday, just one game shy of tying the program record. Over the 14 games dating back to April 4, Xepoleas batted .442 (23-of-52) with four doubles, one triple, one home run and 11 RBIs. After a hitless game on Saturday, Xepoleas rebounded in Sunday's 6-2 loss by going 2-for-4 with a solo home run. He has now hit safely in 23 of his last 25 games.

Senior Owen Beightol went 4-for-12 over the weekend with hits in each of the three games to extend his current hit streak to 13 games. During the stretch he is batting .490 (25-of-51) with 11 runs, six doubles and seven RBIs. The Richmond, Va., native leads GW and ranks sixth in the Atlantic 10 with a .351 batting average. He also leads the Colonials and is tied for fourth in the conference with 13 doubles.

GW remains one of just two teams in Division I that has started at least seven freshmen in the field in half of its 2014 games, in Bobby Campbell (41 games started), Kevin Mahala (41), Colin Gibbons-Fly (30), Joey Bartosic (29), Eli Kashi (29), Cody Bryant (27) and Andrew Selby (22).

VCU enters the weekend series with a 30-11 overall record an an 11-5 mark in A-10 games. The Rams are the top-hitting team in the conference with a .302 team batting average while ranking second in the league with a team ERA of 3.53.



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