March 6, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown used some late-inning heroics for the second-straight day, scoring in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 4-all tie in a 5-4 win over Toledo at North Charlotte Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. at the Snowbird Classic Monday afternoon.
Georgetown wins its second-straight game and improves to 5-4 overall with the win, while Toledo falls to 2-7.
Junior first baseman Steve Anderson (Albany, N.Y./Guilderland) led the Georgetown offense, which scored five runs on 11 hits, the second-straight day with at least 10 hits. Anderson went 3-for-4 with a three runs batted in, driving in two on a double, adding a solo home run and scoring what proved to be the winning run.
Anderson hit a two-out single in the bottom of the eighth, moved to third on a pair of wild pitches and scored when senior second baseman Danny Poplawski (Bellevue, Wash./The Overlake School) drilled a 3-0 pitch for a single to left.
Freshman Matt Smith (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) made his first collegiate start, throwing 5.1 innings and giving up two runs (one earned) two hits.
Senior reliever Neal Dennison (Houston, Texas/Lamar) went 1.1 innings and gave up a run in the seventh inning before making way for senior reliever Charles Steinman (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Chaminade). Steinman blew the save by giving up a run to the Rockets in the eighth, but closed it out in the ninth, finishing with 2.0 innings, three hits and two strikeouts.
The Hoyas had taken a 3-0 lead in the second, highlighted by Anderson's double down the left field line, which scored two runners after a single from freshman catcher Eric Webber (Stockton, Calif./Saint Mary's) and a double from senior center fielder Justin Leeson (Exton, Pa./West Chester). Senior Corbin Blakey (Alpharetta, Ga./Centennial) drove in the final run with a key two-out single.
Anderson hit a solo home run in the sixth, pushing the GU lead to 4-2 before the late inning dramatics.
Poplawski finished the day going 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Georgetown is 3-1 on its Florida trip and will have the day off tomorrow before playing Maine and Bowling Green on Thursday, March 7.
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