Georgetown led early, but lost the seri23.es finale to Pittsburgh, 6-2.
May 5, 2013
Bethesda, Md. - Georgetown took an early lead and had the bases loaded late with a chance to put runs on the board in the seventh but fell short as the Hoyas lost to No. 17 Pittsburgh, 6-2, and were swept in a three-game series at Shirley Povich Field Sunday afternoon.
The Hoyas, who have lost six-straight league games, fall to 25-21 overall and 5-13 in the BIG EAST, while Pittsburgh improves to 36-11 overall and 15-3 in the league.
Freshman starting pitcher Matt Smith (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) went 5.0 innings, giving up three runs (all earned) on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
He worked through the Pittsburgh lineup once and kept the Panthers scoreless while the Hoyas took an early 1-0 lead in the second. Junior first baseman Steve Anderson (Albany, N.Y./Guilderland) hit a leadoff single, moved to third on a single through the right side from senior second baseman Danny Poplawski (Bellevue, Wash./Overlake) and scored when a throw to third skipped past the third baseman, giving Georgetown its first lead.
The lead was short-lived as a two-run double from Sam Parente brought in Steve Shelinsky and John Peluso, who started the inning with doubles and put runners on second and third with none out. The Panthers added one more in the fifth off Smith when Shelinsky hit an RBI single to drive in Elvin Soto, who started the inning with a double.
Senior reliever Neal Dennison (Houston, Texas/Lamar) came on in relief in the sixth and was charged for three runs, including a two-run home run to left center from Stephen Vranka. Dennison went 2.0 innings, yielding three runs on four hits with one walk and no strikeouts.
The Hoyas rallied in the seventh inning, loading the bases with one out. A single from Paul Bello (Towaca, N.J./Delbarton) was followed by a double down the left field line from freshman Curtis Pomeroy (Shrewsbury, Mass./Saint. John's) to put and a sacrifice fly to center from freshman Eric Webber (Stockton, Calif./St. Mary's) brought home Bellow cutting the lead to 6-2, but Pitt starter Rhys Aldenhoven retired the final batter to get out of the inning.
Singles from Anderson and senior Corbin Blakey (Alpharetta, Ga./Centennial) put runners on first and second in the eighth, but J.R. Leonardi induced a fly ball to the end inning.
The Hoyas had chances earlier in the game as well, putting the lead runner on base in the third, fourth and sixth innings, respectively. Leeson hit a leadoff double in the third, but was thrown out at second when Webber hit a liner back to the mound. A leadoff single from Anderson in the fourth and one from freshman Nick Collins (Carthage, N.C./Union Pines) in the sixth were left stranded.
Hoyas senior reliever Charles Steinman (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Chaminade) threw the final two innings, giving up no runs on one hit with one walk and two strikeouts.
Georgetown is back in action next weekend, visiting Rutgers for a crucial BIG EAST series. The Hoyas and the Scarlet Knights will play a doubleheader on Saturday, May 11 beginning at 1 p.m.
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