Georgetown Hosts South Florida in BIG EAST Series this Weekend

GUHOYAS.COM The Georgetown University baseball team is back in action this weekend, hosting BIG EAST rival South Florida in a three-game series at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, Md.
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The Georgetown University baseball team is back in action this weekend, hosting BIG EAST rival South Florida in a three-game series at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, Md.
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March 28, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University baseball team is back in action this weekend, hosting BIG EAST rival South Florida in a three-game series at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, Md.

The Hoyas (15-8, 1-2 BIG EAST) and the Bulls (13-12, 3-0) square off in the first game of the series, on Thursday, March 28, with first pitch slated for 1 p.m. Live statistics for the game will be available on the Georgetown Athletics website, www.guhoyas.com, along with a live audio broadcast of the game, with Tim Shovers calling all of the play-by-play.

Georgetown enters the weekend with eight wins in its last 10 games. The Hoyas opened a three-game series against Connecticut last weekend with a 5-2 win before losing the final two games of the series, 6-0 and 3-2, respectively.

Last Friday against the Huskies, redshirt junior Jack Vander Linden (Dallas, Texas/Episcopal) threw five shutout innings and sophomore shortstop Ryan Busch (Busch (Falcon Heights, Minn./Roseville Area) had three hits, scored three runs and drove in two as the Hoyas won their eighth-straight game.

Vander Linden went five innings and did not give up a run, while allowing six hits with three walks and seven strikeouts as he improved to 2-0 this season.

Senior left-hander Thomas Polus (Crown Point, Ind./Andrean), who is expected to start the second game this weekend, threw six innings and gave up four runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts in the 6-0 loss last Saturday.

Sophomore left-handed pitch Matt Hollenbeck (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) is slated to start the third game. Hollenbeck went 3.2 innings, giving up two runs on three hits with seven walks and no strikeouts in a no-decision last Sunday.

Senior third baseman Trevor Matern (Santa Clarita, Calif./Hart), who has an 11-game hit streak, is batting .404 this season, with two doubles and eight RBI.

 

 

Junior right fielder Christian Venditti (Newtonville, Mass./St. Sebastian's) leads the team with four home runs and 23 RBI and is batting .268, while senior center fielder Justin Leeson (Exton, Pa./West Chester) is batting .337 with six doubles, one triple and 16 RBI.

The series continues on Friday, March 29, with first pitch slated for 4 p.m. The Hoyas wrap up their series on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m.

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