April 12, 2015
Plymouth Meeting, Pa. - Villanova hit eight doubles to defeat the Georgetown baseball team, 6-5, on Sunday afternoon in a BIG EAST Conference game. The Hoyas won both Friday and Saturday to win the series, 2-1. The game was played at the Wildcats' Villanova Park at Plymouth in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Nick Collins (Carthage, N.C./Union Pines) and AC Carter (Winter Park, Fla./Orangewood Christian) each had two hits and two RBI to lead the Hoya offense. Eric Webber (Stockton, Calif./Saint Mary's) was 1-for-2 and was on base four times with three walks. Beau Hall (Seaville, N.J./Ocean City) was 1-for-3 and scored two runs.
Kevin Superko (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley/Phillips Andover) started and went just three innings, giving up three runs on six hits. Will Brown (Chesterfield, Va./Matoaca) took the loss, giving up three runs in 2.1 innings of relief. Tim Davis (Vienna, Va./James Madison HS) pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless relief with two strikeouts.
For the first time in the series, it was Villanova that scored first, putting single runs on the board in each of the first three innings, courtesy of four doubles.
However, a three-run top of the third for the Hoyas kept the game tied after three innings. Hall led off the frame with a hit-by-pitch. He was still on first two outs later when Webber pushed him up to second with a single up the middle. Collins then lined a single into center field to score Hall. Webber went to third, drawing a throw that allowed Collins to advance to second. Carter followed with a single through the left side that plated both Webber and Collins to give GU a brief, 3-2 lead.
Three-consecutive doubles with two outs in the bottom of the fourth put the Wildcats back in the lead, 5-3. Another RBI double extended Villanova's lead to 6-3 in the bottom of the sixth.
Georgetown cut into the lead with two runs in the top of the seventh. Hall started the rally with a one-out single and moved to second on a ground out by Joseph Bialkowski (Raleigh, N.C./Needham B. Broughton). Austin Shirley (Strafford, Pa./Conestoga) dropped a single into left field to score Hall. Webber worked his third walk of the game to put runners on first and second before Collins lined his second RBI single into left field, allowing Shirley to cross the plate to cut the deficit to 6-5.
GU put a runner on base in both the eighth and ninth innings, but were unable to get the tying run across the plate.
The Hoyas return home to Shirley Povich Field for the start of a seven-game homestand. GU will host George Mason on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Next weekend, the Blue & Gray will remain out of conference play, hosting Stony Brook for a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19.