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GEORGE WASHINGTON UPENDS UMBC BASEBALL, 4-2, ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Steve Russo hit a two-run homerun in the seventh inning on Wednesday night.
George Washington took advantage of four UMBC errors and seven walks as the Colonials scored single runs in the second, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Three of those innings UMBC walked the lead-off batter, resulting in the lone run scored of the inning.
In the second two walks and an error loaded the bases for Joe Michalski with no outs. Michalski hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Bill Simpson and two more fly outs to center field got UMBC starter Kyle Wildasin out of the inning.
In the fifth Brad Rosenblat led off with a double and eventually scored on a grounder to short stop. Lead off walks in the sixth to Mickey Shupin and in the seventh to Michael Parker led to the other two Colonial runs.
UMBC, down 4-0, halved the lead with a single by Zack Clark followed by a two-run homerun by Russo in the bottom of the seventh for the Retrievers only scores.
The Retrievers had their chances but were unable to produce as Joe Fowler tried to score on a wild pitch but was called out at home in the fourth, Ian Carman was doubled up at second base in the fifth, trying to return to the bag after a fly out to right field, and Brian Moran, who led off the eighth inning with an apparent triple, was called out at second on an appeal that he missed the bag.
Russo went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Fowler and Clark had 2-for-4 performances. Wildasin took the loss (2-6), allowing three runs, one earned, in 5.0 innings with five walks.
Dan Pfau moved to 4-3 going 7.0 innings allowing seven hits, two runs and four strikeouts. Joel Brookens earned his seventh save going 1.2 innings allowing no hits or runs.
UMBC returns to action with senior day on Saturday at 12 p.m. against