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G.W. TAKES TWIN-BILL FROM SJU
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
BOXSCORE2 NORRISTOWN, PA (4/09/04) - George Washington (22-11, 7-1 A-10) used timely hitting and quality late-inning relief to sweep Saint Joseph's (6-29, 1-7 A-10) in an Atlantic 10 baseball doubleheader at Latshaw-McCarthy Field. The Colonials took the opener 7-4 and then rallied to win game two 11-8. Senior Jason Tarewicz had five hits for the Hawks in the two games, including a pair of doubles. In the first game, SJU took an early 2-0 lead, tallying single runs in the third and fourth innings. Tarewicz had an RBI double and sophomore Greg Mason drove home a run in the fourth. GW, however, erupted for three runs in the top of the fifth to take the lead. A couple of walks started the inning and a key two-run double by Anthony Raglani was the big blow. The Hawks tied the game when Tarewicz scored on a nifty double steal in the home half of the fifth, but GW went on top for good and knocked out SJU starter Ryan Hoagey in the sixth. A leadoff walk, an RBI double and a run scoring single put the Colonials ahead. SJU crept within one at 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by freshman Brian Schappert, but a two-run homer by Raglani off Hawk reliever Jason Volker iced the game. Hoagey (1-4) suffered the defeat allowing five runs and five hits in five innings. Dan Sullivan(4-3) went 5.2 innings allowing four runs and scattering eight hits to get the win. Derrick Lutz went the final 1.1 to claim his third save. Raglani finished game one 2-4 with a run and 4 RBI. Tarewicz was 3-4 with two doubles for SJU. In game two both teams' bats came alive, as SJU pounded out 16 hits and GW had 10. The Colonials scored twice in the first and added three runs in the third, bu tthe Hawks tallied four in the bottom of the first and added two runs in both the second and third inning to lead 8-5 after three. GW then added one run in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth to break an 8-8 tie and win game two 11-8. Avi Rasowsky (3-1) tossed 3.1 innings of shutout relief to ge the win. Lutz earned his second save of the day. Josh Wilkie started for GW and was banged around for eight runs and 10 hits in 2.1 innings. Adriano Petrutz started for SJU giving up eight runs and seven hits. Jeff Williams (0-2) pitched the final two frams and suffered the loss. Junior Joe DiNubile was 4-4 with two RBI, Bill McCollum was 3-5 with two runs and Mike Gentile went 3-5 for SJU. Tarewicz also added two more hits. Greg Mason and Schappert both homered. G.W.'s Ryan Roberson was 2-4 with three runs and three RBI in game two, including a two-run game-winning triple in the sixth. Brad Rosenblat also was 2-4 with a home run and four RBI. Raglani hit a solo shot in the nightcap. The teams will conclude a three-game weekend set with a single nine inning game on Saturday at noon.