Chip Malt drove in his first two runs of the season as the Hoyas beat Penn this afternoon, 15-7.
March 10, 2009
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University baseball team broke out of their recent losing streak this afternoon by defeating Penn, 15-7. This marks the third time this season that the Hoyas have scored more than 10 runs in a game and they remain undefeated when they hit double-digits. GU hit four home runs, two from Sean Lamont who went two-for-four with three runs and four RBI. Dan Capeless also had a big day at the dish going three-for-five with four runs, two driven in and a home run.
Will Harris (1-1) picked up his first win as a Hoya by throwing five shutout innings and striking out four batters. In five appearances this season, Harris leads the staff with a 2.84 ERA. Tommy Isaacs pitched a scoreless sixth and Jack Bender worked a scoreless eighth as the Hoya pitching staff held Penn without a run during seven of the nine innings.
Georgetown started the scoring with a three-run first inning. With one out, Andy Lentz singled through the right side. Following an out, Capeless singled to right field to keep the inning alive. Lamont followed with his first blast of the day to right center for a quick 3-0 lead.
The Hoyas scored their most runs of the day in the third inning. Erick Fernandez singled through the right side and Capeless walked. Lamont reached on an error by the Penn shortstop to load the bases before Dan Godefroi grounded out to second base and plate Fernandez. Greg Pustizzi followed with his first RBI of the season on a groundout to second base. After Chip Malt delivered a RBI single and Rob Begin reached on a base-hit, Tommy Lee put a two-run double down the leftfield line to make the score, 8-0.
GU scored six times in the next two innings, with three runs in each frame. During the fourth, Capeless and Lamont smacked back-to-back home runs and Malt came through with a RBI double to the right-center gap that scored Muir. The runs batted in for Malt were his first of the season and Muir's run was also his first of 2009.
In the fifth, Lentz reached base on an error and Fernandez doubled to right field. The cutoff throw by the second baseman was errant and Lentz was able to score. Capeless followed with a single to right field that brought Fernandez around. After a wild pitch and a Lamont fly-out, Muir's first RBI of the season was produced by his first hit of the season, a single to right that made the score 14-0 in favor of the Hoyas.
Tom Elliott closed the day with his first RBI of the season on his first home run of 2009.
Georgetown plays Maine tomorrow evening at 6 p.m.
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