Sports in Brief: Baseball beats Coppin State

After opening the season on the wrong side of a sweep at North Carolina last week and losing at Virginia Wednesday, the Colonials bounced back with a dominant three-game sweep of Coppin State in Irvington, Va.

The Colonials (3-4) out-scored the Eagles 38-8 over the series, winning 11-1 Friday and then 11-4 and 16-3 in a doubleheader Saturday.

Junior Eric Cantrell gave up two hits and no walks while striking out 12 batters during six scoreless innings Friday. Junior Joe Richardson and senior Ryan Lapointe started and won Saturday’s games.

Redshirt senior Chris Luick drove in four runs Friday and two more Saturday, while freshman Tyler McCarthy had four RBIs in Saturday’s second game. Six different Colonials hit home runs during the series: Luick, senior Curtis Eward, freshman Justin Albright, junior Brendon Kelliher, and senior Tom Zebroski.
– Dan Greene

Number Crunch: 11

The GW women’s basketball team’s seed for next weekend’s Atlantic 10 tournament in Upper Marlboro, Md. It is the lowest the Colonials have ever been seeded in the tournament.

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