April 3, 2011
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Saint Joseph's baseball team dropped its series finale on Sunday afternoon, falling by a 6-3 score to George Washington at Barcroft Park. Brett Tiagwad led the Hawk offense with a pair of hits in the game.
George Washington (9-19, 3-3 Atlantic 10) scored a singleton in the bottom of the first as Stephen Oswald lofted a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Brendon Kelliher.
The Colonials posted a four-spot in the fourth inning to expand the lead to five. After a pair of walks and an error loaded the bases, Ollie Mittag hit an RBI groundout to double the lead. Owen Beightol doubled in a pair to push the lead to four before Oswald singled in a run three batters later to make it a 5-0 GW advantage.
Saint Joseph's (10-17, 3-3 Atlantic 10) got on the board in the fifth as Mike Coleman scored on a single by Joe Cook. The Hawks cut the deficit to three in the seventh when Spencer Judge had an RBI groundout to plate Greg Kumpel.
Jimmy Best hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the eighth to push the Colonials' lead back to four at 6-2 before pinch hitter Drew Stoll hit an RBI double down the line to score Judge with two out in the ninth to close the scoring.
Tommy Gately got the win for George Washington, going six innings and allowing just one run while fanning seven to improve to 3-3. A.J. Holland gave up five runs, four earned, in three and two-thirds innings to fall to 1-4. Holland was plagued by six walks to go with his six strikeouts.
Bryan Penalo was outstanding in relief, striking out four and allowing just one baserunner in three and a third innings.
The Hawks left 15 runners on base in the game, a season high.
SJU returns home to Campbell's Field for its next six contests, starting with Tuesday's Liberty Bell Classic game against Temple. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m.
After Temple, SJU hosts Lehigh on Wednesday night before Charlotte comes to town for a three-game set beginning Friday.