GW splits with local teams

The GW baseball team’s offense continued its onslaught of opposing pitchers, but the Colonials only split their two games this week.

GW (18-14) pounded Mount Saint Mary’s College after putting up strong offensive numbers in an extra-innings loss to Georgetown University.

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“That’s going to happen,” sophomore Dan Rouhier said. “We were playing pretty well and we came out pretty flat against a team that is kind of sub-par.”

The Colonials play at Towson University at 3 p.m. Thursday before traveling to Temple for a three-game series this weekend.

GW 20, Mt. St. Mary’s 7

GW scored in every inning but the first in cruising to victory Wednesday at Barcroft Park.

Senior Joe Beichert, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, led GW with two home runs, a single and a total of six RBIs. He added to his own home run record at GW with the 41st and 42nd homers of his career. He has 15 home runs on the season.

GW pounded out 22 hits, with Mike Bassett and Adam Belicic each chipping in with three. Ted Currle had two doubles and five RBIs, while four other Colonials added two hits.

Mike O’Connor (1-2) worked seven innings and gave up just two runs against the Mount (5-22) for his first win of the year.

Georgetown 9, GW 8

Georgetown overcame an early deficit and broke an 8-8 tie with a run in the bottom of the tenth to defeat the Colonials Tuesday at the GU Baseball Diamond.

Georgetown’s Jeremy Horowitz singled home the winning run in the bottom of the tenth to give the Hoyas the win.

GW’s offensive attack, led by Dan Rouhier (3-for-5, one run, three RBIs), produced 13 hits, but defense let the team down. The Colonials committed four errors, leading to four Georgetown unearned runs.

The Colonials held a 6-3 lead after three innings and a 7-5 advantage after six. But Georgetown (15-15) came back with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to take an 8-7 lead, and GW tied it with a run in the eighth. Starter Ari Zagaris worked six strong innings for the Colonials, giving up five runs (two earned) while striking out seven.

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