The GW baseball team dominated local competition in a two-day stretch this week and extended its winning streak to six games, reaching .500 for the first time this season (10-10).
GW took home a convincing 14-0 win at rival Georgetown Wednesday, a victory that came on the heels of a dramatic 3-2 win over Maryland Tuesday. Pitching led the way for GW as starting pitchers Adam Belicic and Ron Christie combined to give up only two runs in 14 innings of work.
The Colonials return to action Friday afternoon against C.W. Post/Long Island University at Barcroft Park.
GW 14, Georgetown 0
Wednesday, March 15
The Colonials collected 16 hits and capitalized on eight Georgetown errors to blank the host Hoyas 14-0 Wednesday at Georgetown University Stadium.
GW put the game out of reach early by scoring seven runs in the first two innings off Georgetown starter Patrick Salvitti. This was more than enough support for the junior Christie to earn his first victory of the season. Christie, making his first start in two years following arm surgery, pitched six solid innings, giving up no runs and only four hits while striking out two. Three Colonial relievers combined to one-hit Georgetown over the final three innings of play to seal the victory.
The Colonials padded their early lead over the Hoyas (9-12) by scoring once more in the fourth inning on a solo homerun by junior Dan Rouhier, his fifth of the season. GW added three more runs in both the seventh and ninth innings. Senior Ryan Dacey led the offense with four hits while fellow senior leftfielder Ryan Hauseman added three hits and three RBIs. Sophomore Mike Bassett had four RBIs including a two-run homerun, his team-leading sixth of the season.
GW 3 Maryland 2
Tuesday, March 14
The Colonials rallied in the bottom of the ninth to beat Maryland 3-2 at Barcroft Park Tuesday. Rouhier led off the ninth with a double down the leftfield line and scored the game-winner on a single by freshman Tony Dokoupil.
The Colonials broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI-groundout by Bassett that plated sophomore Matt Krimmel. GW doubled its lead in the eighth when Travis Crowder reached base on a bunt single, stole second and third base and then crossed the plate on Maryland’s only error of the game.
The Terrapins (4-11) fought back in the top of the ninth to tie the game 2-2 on a two-run homerun by Craig Monroe off GW’s junior starter Belicic. Belicic gave up two runs on eight hits and struck out six Terrapins before being relieved by junior Bryan Beggs. Beggs retired the next three batters and earned his second win of the season when the Colonials struck in the ninth.