March 13, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University baseball team won its second straight game, 12-0, pounding Coppin State at Joe Cannon Stadium in Hanover, Md. on Tuesday afternoon. The Hoyas (7-9) ripped 17 hits off of Coppin State (0-15) pitching while GU's pitchers limited the Eagles to only five.
Freshman Alex Meyer (Pompton Plains, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) went six innings and allowed no runs on four hits, while striking out a career-high seven batters. Meyer improved to 2-1 on the season with the win. As for the relievers, sophomore Andy Ferich (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) and freshman Billy Concannon (Dallas, Texas/St. Mark's School) threw a scoreless three innings and only allowed one hit. This was the Hoyas second shutout win of the season after only getting one shutout victory all of last season.
In the second inning, Georgetown would take a 3-0 lead. With two outs, junior Matt Iannetta (Providence, R.I./St. Raphael Academy) walked, stole second and then sophomore Sean Baumann (Tampa, Fla./Freedom) hit his team-leading fourth home run of the season to put GU on top, 2-0. Freshman Joe Silvestri (Floral Park, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) would then single and steal second also, only to be brought home on a RBI triple for freshman Derek DiGuglielmo (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y./Dobbs Ferry) and make it 3-0.
A RBI double in the fourth inning by senior Brandon Davis (Poway, Calif./The Bishop's School) scored sophomore Kelly Muir (South Pasadena, Calif./Loyola). Muir went 3-for-6 with two runs and a RBI, while lacing two doubles and stealing a base. The RBI for Davis was one of three on the day, which gives him 13 on the season, good enough for second on the team.
The biggest inning of the day for GU was the fifth, when they scored four runs. Junior Matthew Bouchard (East Greenwich, R.I./Bishop Hendricken) delivered a RBI single to score senior Mark McLaughlin (Walnut Creek, Calif./De La Salle) to get things started. With two aboard, Davis would knock a two-run single to make the score 7-0 and then Baumann picked up his third RBI of the day on a sac fly to put GU ahead by eight runs.
In the final three innings, the Hoyas would score four more times. In the seventh, senior Joseph Graziano (Floral Park, N.Y./Chaminade) came off the bench to smack a pinch-hit two-run home run. Then in the eighth, junior Matt Harrigan (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) put an RBI double down the right field line for his third hit of the game. Finally in the ninth, Muir would also double down the right field line for his third hit of the game and bring home junior Matthew Maranges (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Prep) with Georgetown's 12th and final run.
Senior Brandon Davis (Poway, Calif./The Bishop's School) went 2-for-4 with one run scored and three batted in. He now has 13 runs batted in for the season which is currently second on the team. Also, sophomore Sean Baumann (Tampa, Fla./Freedom) was 1-for-2 with a run scored and three batted in. The runs batted in came courtesy of his team-leading fourth home run of the season.
Senior Joseph Graziano (Floral Park, N.Y./Chaminade) came off the bench and went 1-for-1 with a run scored and two runs batted in, including a pinch-hit home run. Additionally, freshman Joe Silvestri (Floral Park, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base
Georgetown plays at George Washington on Thursday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m. The game will be played at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va., a 10-minute drive from the GW campus.
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