Georgetown Blanked by No. 2 Virginia, 4-0, in Rain-Shortened Game
April 13, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University baseball team lost, 4-0, to No. 2-ranked Virginia on Tuesday night in Charlottesville in a rain-shortened game. The teams played five innings in one hour, 11 minutes before heavy rain and lightning forced the game to be stopped. The game was called after a 47-minute delay.
It was the fourth-straight loss for the Hoyas, who fall to 18-17 overall, while the Cavaliers improve to 32-3 overall.
Sophomore starting pitcher James Heine (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) threw 4.0 innings, giving up four earned runs on four hits with one walk and one strikeout. Graduate student Mike Seander (Cranston, R.I./St Raphael Academy) pitched the fifth inning, giving up a two-out single.
Steven Proscia provided the big bat for the Cavaliers, going 3-for-3 with a three-run home run in the third inning.
The Hoyas were held to two hits - both by senior third baseman Sean Lamont (Houston, Texas/Bellaire) - by Virginia starting pitcher Will Roberts, who improved to 7-0.
Virginia scored its first run in the opening inning without the benefit of a hit. Leadoff hitter Chris Taylor was hit by a pitch and moved to second on a ground out. A Heine wild pitch advanced Taylor to third, and he scored on a passed ball.
Georgetown is back in action this weekend, hosting BIG EAST rival Pittsburgh in a three-game series starting on Friday, April 15 at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, Md. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m.
The game against Pittsburgh on Friday night also coincides with the Second Annual Mater Dei Night at the field. Youngsters from the Mater Dei school will be addressed by members of the Georgetown baseball team and Head Coach Pete Wilk prior to the game. Members of the Mater Dei baseball team will take the field as the Hoya lineup is introduced.