Nick Collins had two of Georgetown's three hits, including his second home run of the season.
May 2, 2014
BETHESDA, Md. – Matt Smith (Cranberry Twp., Pa./Seneca Valley) set a career high with nine strikeouts while pitching eight scoreless innings as the Georgetown baseball team defeated Villanova 2-1 on Friday night in a BIG EAST contest at Shirley Povich Field.
Smith scattered just four hits and three walks over his eight innings. He threw 112 pitches, 70 of which were strikes. He lowered his season ERA from 3.71 to 3.32. His eight innings pitched tied a career-high which he set earlier this season at Grambling State.
The Hoyas (16-25, 2-11 BIG EAST) only had three hits on the night and Nick Collins (Carthage, N.C./Union Pines) had two of them, a single and a home run. Steve Anderson (Albany, N.Y./Northfield Mt. Hermon Prep (Mass.)/Guilderland) had the other, an RBI single in the fourth inning.
Georgetown got its first run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Eric Webber (Stockton, Calif./St. Mary’s) walked with one out, the Hoyas first base runner of the night, and moved to third on a single to right field by Collins. Anderson followed with a single to right field for his team-leading 38th RBI as Webber crossed the plate.
Collins crushed his second home run of the season in the bottom of the sixth, lining a 2-1 pitch well over the right-centerfield fence.
Villanova (12-29, 3-10 BIG EAST) nearly came back in the top of the ninth off of David Ellingson (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands College Park). Ellingson, Sunday’s scheduled starter, came in for the save opportunity, but walked four batters in 0.2 innings of work. Tim Davis (Vienna, Va./James Madison) came on with the bases loaded, the tying run at third, and a 2-0 count on the current batter. After a first pitch ball, moving the count to 3-0, Davis came back with three-straight strikes to end the game for his sixth save of the season.
The Hoyas played sound defense behind Smith all night. Second baseman Jake Kuzbel (Ashburn, Va./ Stone Ridge) made two stellar defensive plays, changing direction after the ball tipped off Smith on the mound to throw the runner out at first. Webber also made a diving stop at third base on a hard ground ball.
The two teams will resume their three-game series on Saturday with a 7 p.m. game. Matt Hollenbeck (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) will take the mound for the Hoyas. Prior to the game, the Blue & Gray will honor its five seniors – Justin Abbott (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook), Anderson, Patrick Camporini (Safety Harbor, Fla./Clearwater Central Catholic), Jack Vander Linden (Dallas, Texas/Episcopal School of Dallas) and Christian Venditti (Newtonville, Mass./St. Sebastian's School) - with a pregame Senior Day ceremony.
Notes – Camporini was hit-by-a-pitch to lead off the bottom of the seventh, extending his streak to 25 consecutive games of reaching base safely.
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