Baseball losing streak at six after loss to Terps
The baseball team dropped its sixth-straight game Tuesday, falling 8-2 at Maryland.
Sophomore outfielder Tyler McCarthy led off the second inning with a double, ultimately scoring on subsequent plays to give GW an early 1-0 lead. Maryland tied it in the bottom of the third, but the Colonials (6-15) again took the lead in the top of the fourth when Junior outfielder Stephen Oswald walked, stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball. Oswald scored to give the Colonials the lead on junior infielder Brett Bowers’ sacrifice bunt.
Maryland fought back in the sixth inning, taking a commanding lead with a five-run rally. The Terrapins used a double steal, an RBI double and a two-run single to cement their lead in the sixth, adding an insurance run in the seventh. GW attempted a rally in the eighth, loading the bases with just one out, but left all three men stranded and finished the inning empty-handed.
Senior Tommy Gately pitched for the Colonials over the first five innings of play, striking out five runners and allowing just two runs. Junior Luke Mirabella came on in relief for the Colonials, earning a strikeout and allowing just one run over two and one-third innings.
GW was scheduled to visit George Mason Wednesday afternoon, but the game was postponed due to forecasted rain and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 5 at 3 p.m. The Colonials begin Atlantic 10 play this Friday, March 25, at 3 p.m. when they will host Massachusetts in the first of a three-game series. Play will continue over the weekend, with games at 1 p.m. Saturday, and 12 p.m. Sunday.
Men’s tennis dominates Navy to win third straight
The men’s tennis team won its third straight match Wednesday, defeating Navy 6-1 on the road in Annapolis, Md.
The Colonials jumped out to an early 1-0 lead by sweeping the three doubles matches and kept that momentum going in the singles matches, winning all but one singles point against the Midshipmen.
Senior Yan Levinski lost the only match of the day for GW, falling in three sets against Navy’s Marcus Rebersak. Levinski dropped the first set 7-5 but rallied to win the second set 6-3. The senior’s comeback attempt fell short though and Rebersak took the third set in a super tiebreaker by a score of 14-12.
The win runs GW’s record to 9-6 on the season. The Colonials will be back on the road again Friday against Longwood, with play set to begin at 2:30 p.m. The Colonials won’t play at home until March 29, when they’ll take on Saint Joseph’s.