Baseball Travels to Seton Hall for Three-Game Set

April 20, 2017

Game Notes

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University baseball team returns to BIG EAST action this weekend when it travels to South Orange, N.J., for a three-game series against Seton Hall University. First pitch on Friday is set for 6 p.m. while Saturday's game will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday's finale is scheduled for noon and will be broadcast on the BIG EAST Digital Network. Live stats for all three games, as well as a video stream of Friday and Saturday, will be available at www.GUHoyas.com and in-game updates can be found on the team's twitter account: @GtownBaseball.

The Last Meeting
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April 30, 2016
Shirley Povich Field
Complete Effort Leads Baseball to Doubleheader Sweep Over Seton Hall
Behind a complete game shutout from Simon Mathews in game one and three home runs in game two, the Georgetown University baseball team swept a BIG EAST doubleheader against Seton Hall, 1-0 and 7-3, on Saturday afternoon at Shirley Povich Field. With the wins, GU improved to 22-24 on the season and 6-6 in BIG EAST play, while SHU fell to 31-14 and 5-4 in conference action.

To watch Sunday's game, download the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire tablets and phones and select Windows devices to view BIG EAST Digital Network games on-the-go. New for this season, the app now supports Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast. The FOX Sports GO platform can also be accessed at FOXSportsGO.com on desktops. A cable provider's login is required to access FOXSportsGO on a desktop.

Georgetown is coming off of a decisive, 13-2 victory at Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday, in which 11 different Hoyas combined for 17 hits. Ryan Weisenberg (Parkland, Fla./San Ramon Valley) led the offensive barrage with three hits, including two home runs in a nine-run fourth inning. He started the frame with a two-run shot before ending the rally with a grand slam. Four other Hoyas had at least two hits and Eric Garza (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan/TCU/San Jacinto) finished with three RBI. Nick Leonard (Washington, D.C./Maret) picked up his fourth win of the season.

Michael DeRenzi (Mendham, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) leads the Hoyas with a .383 batting average, 34 runs scored, three triples and 11 stolen bases. He is tied with Jake Kuzbel (Ashburn, Va./Stone Ridge) for the team lead with four home runs and 34 RBI. Kuzbel is batting .360 in the season, while Jake Bernstein (Frederick, Md./St. John's College HS) and Zach Racusin (Morristown, N.J./Salisbury School/Marist) are batting .357 and .342, respectively.

Seton Hall enters the game with an 18-16 overall record and a 2-4 mark in BIG EAST play. The Pirates have lost conference series against Butler and Xavier, but are coming off of two-straight midweek wins over Rutgers. Seton Hall is batting .247 as a team, while the pitching staff owns a 3.95 ERA.

Probable Pitching Matchups
Friday (6 p.m.)
Georgetown -- RHP Simon Mathews (3-5, 4.83 ERA, 59.2 IP, 59 K)
Seton Hall -- RHP Shane McCarthy (1-6, 6.12 ERA, 42.2 IP, 31 K)

Saturday (1 p.m.)
Georgetown -- RHP Jack Cushing (4-3, 4.88 ERA, 55.1 IP, 57 K)
Seton Hall -- LHP Cullen Dana (2-3, 4.12 ERA, 48.0 IP, 48 K)

Sunday (noon)
Georgetown -- RHP Kevin Superko (6-1, 3.79 ERA, 59.1 IP, 37 K)
Seton Hall -- RHP Zach Prendergast (4-2, 3.91 ERA, 53.0 IP, 35 K)

Current Streaks
Kuzbel is currently riding a team-high, five-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in 31-consecutive games. In the 10 games since he joined the lineup every day, Garza is 15-for-40 with two home runs, six doubles, seven runs scored and 13 RBI. He has multi-hit efforts in seven of the past eight games and has an RBI in seven-consecutive games.

What's Coming Up Next
After this weekend's series, the Hoyas will return home to Shirley Povich Field for a midweek game against UMBC on Tuesday, April 25. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.


 

 

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