GW Baseball Visits VCU for Weekend Series
Colonials Won Two-of-Three From Rams Last Season
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.
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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