Hoyas Win Second in a Row, Gain Revenge on Bowling Green, 2-1
March 6, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University baseball team won their second-straight game Tuesday afternoon in Bradenton, Fla., when they defeated Bowling Green, 2-1. The final is an encouraging one because it not only avenges a 5-0 loss just three days prior to the Falcons, but it also shows the constant improvements this young ball club continues to make.
Freshman Tim Adleman (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield) struck out eight batters while allowing no runs and three hits during seven complete innings of work to garner his first collegiate win. The Hoyas (4-7) only mustered two runs in support of Adleman (1-0) but provided him with something no GU pitcher has received this year.
Georgetown committed zero errors as a team for the first time all season and got a handful of solid plays in the field, including a diving stop by junior shortstop Matthew Bouchard (East Greenwich, R.I./Bishop Hendricken) that kept a single from tying the game in the eighth.
Bowling Green (4-3) put runners on second and third in the eighth inning against reliever Jack Bender (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) and with two outs a single that reached the outfield would have tied the game. The Falcons did get a single, but it failed to reach the outfield as a diving stop by Bouchard kept the ball from reaching its destination and held the tying-runner at third. Bender proceeded to get out of the jam and keep the Hoyas in front 2-1 entering the ninth.
Junior Daniel Kennedy (West Orange, N.J./Regis) worked a scoreless ninth inning and recorded his second save in a row, and third of the season.
The Hoyas would add what turned out to be the game-winning run in the seventh inning. Senior Brandon Davis (Poway, Calif./The Bishop's School) walked and senior Joseph Graziano (Nashville, Tenn./Goodpasture) reached on an error by BG shortstop Ryan Shay that moved Davis to second. Junior Matt Iannetta (Providence, R.I./St. Raphael Academy) would follow with a RBI single that made it 2-0 in favor of GU.
Georgetown went ahead in the first inning, 1-0 on a run-scoring single to right by junior Matt Harrigan (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy). The base hit brought home senior Derek deGrijs (Nashville, Tenn./Goodpasture) with the game's first run.
Georgetown has the day off tomorrow but resumes play on Thursday when they play IPFW for a second time. First pitch is set for 10:30 a.m