April 23, 2015
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Bethesda, Md. - The Georgetown baseball team came from behind twice on Wednesday to sweep a doubleheader, 5-2 and 8-7, from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) at Shirley Povich Field. With the two wins, GU has now won four games in a row, improving to 20-17 on the season.
Game One: Georgetown 5, UMES 2 ...
Evan Ryan (Omaha, Neb./Creighton Prep) had two hits and three RBI, leading the Hoyas to a 5-2 win in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Jimmy Swad (Washington, D.C./St. Albans School) started and pitched 4.1 innings, giving up two runs on three hits while striking out two. Tim Davis (Vienna, Va./James Madison HS) picked up the win with 1.2 scoreless innings of relief. David Ellingson (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands College Park) picked up his seventh save in a scoreless inning and two strikeouts.
After UMES (13-26) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, Georgetown responded with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning. Jake Kuzbel (Ashburn, Va./Stone Ridge) reached on a one-out single and stole second. With two outs, Charlie Dillon (Chicago, Ill./Berkshire School) walked before Ryan lined a double off of the wall in left-center field, missing a home run by just a few feet, to drive in two runs.
The Hawks tied the score in the top of the fourth, but the Hoyas again answered right back, retaking the lead in the bottom of the fourth. AC Carter (Winter Park, Fla./Orangewood Christian) led off the inning with a double down the right field line and, with two outs, scored on a single by Dillon.
GU added two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. Kuzbel lined a one-out double to right-center to start the rally. After Dillon worked a two-out walk, back-to-back singles by Ryan and Beau Hall (Seaville, N.J./Ocean City) pushed Georgetown's lead to 5-2.
Game Two: Georgetown 8, UMES 7 ...
The Hoyas scored six runs over the final two innings, erasing a five-run deficit to walk off with an 8-7 victory to complete the doubleheader sweep over the Hawks.
GU had to come back after UMES scored six runs over the first four innings to take a 6-2 lead.
Georgetown scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first when Joseph Bialkowski (Raleigh, N.C./Needham B. Broughton), who had pinch-run for Austin Shirley (Strafford, Pa./Conestoga) after he had walked, crossed the plate following a throwing error on a double play attempt. In the fourth inning, Carter doubled in Eric Webber (Stockton, Calif./Saint Mary's), who had singled, to provide GU's second run.
After the Hawks expanded their lead to 7-2 in the top of the sixth, the Hoyas began their comeback with a three-run bottom half of the inning. With one out, Ryan Busch (Falcon Heights, Minn./Roseville Area), Ryan walked and Dillon reached on a bunt single to load the bases. Jake Bernstein (Frederick, Md./St. John's College HS) pinch hit and walked to score Busch. Bialkowski followed with an RBI single to right, plating Ryan. Dillon was forced across the plate when Alex Bernauer (Sunnyvale, Calif./Fremont), who was also pinch hitting, drew a walk, cutting the deficit to 7-5.
Busch again started the rally in the bottom of the seventh, reaching on a one-out bunt single. Ryan followed with a single to right field, sending Busch all the way to third. A wild pitch scored Busch and sent Ryan to second before Dillon was safe on an error by the shortstop, again putting runners on the corners. Bernstein singled on a bunt, tying the game when Ryan crossed the plate and then Bialkowski grounded a ball that the shortstop misplayed, allowing Dillon to score from second with the winning run.
Simon Mathews (West Haven, Conn./Hopkins School) picked up his fifth win of the season with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief.
The Blue & Gray return to BIG EAST action this weekend when they travel to Cincinnati for a three-game series with Xavier. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 3 p.m. while Saturday's contest will start at 1 p.m. and Sunday will begin at noon.