Hoyas Match Season-High with 15-Run Outburst against Norfolk State
April 28, 2009
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University baseball team received a powerful offensive performance this afternoon en route to a 15-4 win over Norfolk State. The 15 runs tied a season-high as the Hoyas improved to 8-0 on the season when they score 10 or more.
Trailing 1-0 in the first, Georgetown quickly responded and took a lead they would not relinquish. Tommy Lee chopped one in front of the plate and beat the throw from the NSU catcher. Chip Malt followed with a single and the two pulled off a double-steal to take second and third. After Erick Fernandez walked, Sean Lamont smacked a two-run double down the left-field line for a one-run lead.
The hit extended Lamont's season-best hitting streak to seven games and also picked up his team-leading 10th multi-rbi game of the season. Meanwhile, Lee finished 3-for-3 with two runs and a RBI.
The Hoyas took complete control of the game with a four-run second inning to take a 6-1 lead. Dan Capeless started the frame with a single to center field and was followed by Tom Elliott's two-run bomb. The homer was his seventh of the season, second on the team.
Freshman Andy Lentz made it back-to-back jacks with a solo shot to left, his first as a Hoya. Leading by three, Lee doubled down the left-field line and picked up his second stolen base before scoring on a throwing error by NSU's catcher.
Elliott continued his strong day at the plate in the third. He picked up an RBI when he knocked in Capeless on a double to the left-center gap, and came around to score when Lee knocked him home on a base-hit to center. The junior shortstop tied a GU season-high with four hits in five at-bats, while scoring three times and driving in four.
Tommy Isaacs earned his second win of the season, improving to .500 on the season. The sophomore right-hander no-hit the Spartans over the first four innings before giving up a few runs in the fifth. The quartet of Jack Bender, Cary Piligian, Bobby Kirby and Billy Concannon shut down Norfolk State over the final four innings, allowing no runs and only four hits.
Georgetown's biggest offensive inning came during the fifth frame. Dan Godefroi walked and was lifted for pinch-runner Rand Ravnaas. The freshman was able to move to third after a failed pick-off by Norfolk State. After a walk to Capeless, Elliott singled to center field for another RBI and a 9-4 lead.
With runners on the corners, a wild pitch allowed Elliott to move up to second for Kelly Muir. The senior laced a two-run single to center that pushed the Hoyas past the 10-run mark. Capeless, who scored on the play, finished the day 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
After a base-hit by Malt put runners on second and third, Billy Henig collected his first hit of the season with a bloop two-run single down the right-field line. The RBI's were also the first two of the season for the sophomore as the Hoyas opened a 13-4 advantage on the Spartans.
GU tacked on two more runs when a Lentz fielder's choice scored Ravnaas in the sixth and the freshman rightfielder then drove in a run of his own, plating Henig with a single in the seventh.
The Hoyas host Pittsburgh this weekend at Shirley Povich Field. The first two games of the series will be played as part of a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 4 p.m.