The GW baseball team’s offense came alive in two wins this week.
The Colonials scored 20 runs and had 26 hits in victories over Towson State University Tuesday and Coppin State University Wednesday at Barcroft Park. GW has won four of its last five games and improved its record to 6-8 on the season.
The Colonials open a three-game series with Fairfield at Barcroft Park Friday at 3 p.m.
GW 10, Coppin State 7The Colonials scored six runs in their final two at-bats to beat Coppin State 10-7 for their second-straight win Wednesday.
Coppin State (0-11) broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the fourth inning, scoring three runs off GW pitcher Scott Shirley to take a 7-4 lead. But the Colonials responded with four runs in the bottom of the fourth and two more runs in the bottom of the fifth – and led 10-7.
Mike Roberts, who usually plays second base, shutout Coppin State in the final two innings to earn his first save of the season.
GW designated hitter Cassedy Smith went two-for-three, scored four runs and hit a home run. Rightfielder Chris Matarese went two-for-three with two runs scored and two RBIs. The Colonials scored eight earned runs off Coppin State pitcher Sean Richardson (0-4), who walked four batters and struck out four in six innings. Shirley(1-0) got the win for GW.
GW 10, Towson State 9GW survived a late-inning rally by Towson State and held on for a 10-9 win Tuesday.
GW led 10-1 after the fourth inning, but Towson (2-2) scored eight runs in the final three innings, including four runs in the top of the seventh to make the game close.
Rollie Corden pitched the final two innings for GW and gave up six runs, five earned, but retired Towson in the final inning. Smith and Matarese led the Colonial offense. Smith went two-for-five with 3 runs scored and two RBIs. Matarese had four hits, scored a run and knocked in two more.
This article appeared in the March 12, 1998 issue of the Hatchet.