There was no extra-inning drama in Harrisonburg on Sunday, no nail-biting finish to cap off the Colonials’ final non-conference series of the season. Nor was there a continuation of the solid pitching that pushed GW to near victory in game one and complete victory in game two. Instead, in game three, the Colonials (16-28, 7-8 […]
The Colonials had just begun to think that their 0-9 start to the season was a mirage. In a year when the team picked up a seasoned coaching staff and a spruced up stadium meant to reinvigorate their program, the baseball team christened Barcroft Park in conference play with three straight Atlantic 10 series wins. […]
When GW recruited graduate student forward Tara Booker in 2008, she remembers watching in awe as her future team soared to impressive heights. After tallying a 12-2 Atlantic 10 record, the 2007-08 Colonials earned a trip to the NCAA tournament. Once there, they made quick work of Auburn, then Cal, and ultimately ended their season […]
Though it might not have been a full 180-degree turnaround, the Colonials’ perfect results this weekend could foreshadow that the formerly struggling squad has improved. But then again, nothing in baseball dominates a game’s storyline better than lights-out pitching. Over a combined 27 innings of work between Friday and Sunday, GW’s hurlers allowed only two […]
The last three columns on the scoreboard revealed nearly everything about GW’s performance against Georgetown Tuesday. Though both teams tallied 10 hits on the day, the Hoyas finished with 10 in the run column compared to the Colonials’ four. The “E” column explained the rest: GW committed five errors compared to Georgetown’s one. Resulting unearned […]
The ribbon was cut, the first pitch hurled and new head coach Gregg Ritchie claimed his post against the fence at the near end of the Colonials’ dugout.
When the Colonials took to the court Saturday, one less player suited up with them on the hardwood. That missing player was senior guard Bryan Bynes, who, after fracturing his right tibial plateau during Wednesday’s winning effort against Fordham, was declared out of commission for the rest of the season. Bynes’ teammates knew his absence […]
Just minutes before the first pitch of game one against Davidson, new head coach Gregg Ritchie took a moment to relive how chance brought him back to GW to manage the team he starred on as a player 30 years earlier. Standing quietly beside the Colonials’ (0-2) bullpen, watching junior pitcher Luke Staub prepare for […]
Over the course of this season, the Colonials have grown accustomed to grinding out close games, to earning victories the hard way, by sacrificing style for true grit, and comfortable wins for hard-fought thrillers. But if the court was a canvas Sunday, GW painted it with unusual ease. The starters gelled in a way they […]
The Colonials’ relentless style of basketball may give the team a chance to make up ground in the A-10 standings.