Matt Smith went a career-high eight innings for his second straight win.
March 29, 2014
GRAMBLING, La. – After more than 24 hours of delays, Georgetown and Grambling State were finally able to get their three-game series started Saturday night. The Hoyas used a four-run eighth inning to break away for a 6-1 victory over the host Tigers at Willis Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.
Friday night’s series opener was originally postponed due to inclement weather and rescheduled for a doubleheader on Saturday. However, the field was unplayable for most of the day and the teams could only play on game on Saturday night. They will conclude the series with a doubleheader on Sunday.
Matt Smith (Cranberry Twp, Pa./Seneca Valley), after pitching a career-high 7.2 innings last week, topped that performance with eight innings on Saturday, allowing just one run on six hits while striking out eight. He improved to 3-3 on the season and lowered his ERA to 3.12. Ryan Busch (Falcon Heights, Minn./Roseville Area) and Beau Hall (Seaville, N.J./Ocean City) each had three hits out of the top two spots in the Hoyas’ lineup. Steve Anderson (Albany, N.Y./Northfield Mt. Hermon Prep (Mass.)/Guilderland) had two hits and three RBI, all coming on a three-run triple.
Georgetown (10-12) jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead just three batters into the game. Busch walked and advanced to third on a single by Hall. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Collins (Carthage, N.C./Union Pines).
Grambling State (6-19) tied the score with a run in the third. It stayed that way until the eighth.
Singles by Busch and Hall and a walk to Collins loaded the bases with one out. Anderson drove in all three, clearing the bases with a triple and breaking the deadlock. One out later, Anderson crossed the plate on a wild pitch to give the Hoyas a 5-1 lead.
They added a run in the ninth on an RBI single by Jake Kuzbel (Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge, scoring Christian Venditti (Newtonville, Mass./St. Sebastian's School), who had walked.
Sunday’s doubleheader will start at 1 p.m. ET. Freshman David Ellingson (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands College Park) will start the first game while the second starter is yet to be determined.
Georgetown Baseball Set to Welcome Alums
The Georgetown baseball team will welcome back its alumni for the annual Homecoming Weekend...
Georgetown Baseball Defeats Ontario 18-8 in...
The Georgetown baseball played an exhibition game on Saturday afternoon, hosting the Ontario Blue...
Georgetown Baseball Adds Pearlman to Complete...
Georgetown Baseball Head Coach Pete Wilk has announced the addition of Eric Pearlman as the final...
Georgetown Alum Mike Garza Continues Major...
As September winds down and Major League Baseball's pennant races reach their culmination, minor ...
Georgetown Baseball Announces 11 Newcomers to...
Head Coach Pete Wilk has announced the addition of 11 newcomers to the Georgetown baseball...
Hoyas Conclude Successful Summer Baseball Seasons
With the start of the fall semester just around the corner, members of the Georgetown baseball...
From Wall Street to Main Street: Hollenbeck's...
In early June, as players from across the country moved in with their host families on Cape Cod...
Collins Named Cape Cod League All-Star;...
Rising junior Nick Collins and rising sophomore Simon Matthews both earned nods into their...
DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: Add to calendar
There are no upcoming events.
- Online Stores & Tickets