Now in his fifth year at the helm of the baseball program, head coach Gregg Ritchie’s first GW recruiting class kicks off its final season next weekend.
Rising senior Kevin Mahala was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 18th round of Saturday’s MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Despite grit and gratitude on display, baseball’s season ended Thursday afternoon in the Bronx after taking its second loss of the A-10 Championship, 12–4 to the Rams.
A bunch of runs, coupled with a clutch start by senior Jacob Williams, who twirled 5.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits and striking out six, helped to keep the season alive in a 6-1 win for GW.
Colonials drop their first game at the hands of VCU 5–1. Rams pitcher Michael Dailey kept bats quiet for seven innings, allowing just one run in the sixth.
A closer look at some key statistics for No. 7 GW, which kicks off the A-10 Championship Wednesday afternoon against No. 2 VCU.
Bottom-seeded GW will kick off the A-10 tournament, hosted by Fordham, at 1:30 p.m Wednesday. Against No. 2 seed VCU (15-7).
In one of the most disappointing series’ of the season, GW (12-12 A-10) was outscored by Saint Louis 28–10 and killed any sort of momentum heading into playoffs.
Baseball’s series at Saint Louis this weekend may not be critical for a postseason berth, but it is for the likelihood of its postseason potential.
Baseball’s senior class played a key role in transforming GW into a postseason contender during head coach Gregg Ritchie’s four years leading the program.