May 22, 2015
Omaha, Neb. - The Georgetown baseball team's historic season came to an end on Friday afternoon as the fourth-seeded Hoyas fell, 5-1, to third-seeded Seton Hall in an elimination game at the 2015 BIG EAST Baseball Championship Presented by New York Life. The game was played at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, the site of the College World Series.
The Hoyas, who were making their first appearance at the BIG EAST Championship since 1986, finish the 2015 season with an overall record of 25-28.
The afternoon started off promising as leadoff hitter Ryan Busch (Falcon Heights, Minn./Roseville Area) blasted the fifth pitch of the game well over the left field wall for a solo home run to give Georgetown a 1-0 lead. It was Busch's sixth round tripper of the season and the second-ever leadoff home run at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.
Seton Hall (25-24) tied the score in the bottom of the first off of GU starting pitcher Matt Hollenbeck (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham). Hollenbeck finishing with three strikeouts in four innings, giving up three runs, although just one was earned.
The Pirates took the lead in the bottom of the fourth with a pair of unearned runs off of Hollenbeck. They added a solo home run in the fifth and an unearned run in the seventh off of Tim Davis (Vienna, Va./James Madison HS) for insurance.
After the first-inning blast by Busch, Georgetown could only manage three hits - singles from Busch, Nick Collins (Carthage, N.C./Union Pines) and AC Carter (Winter Park, Fla./Orangewood Christian) - the rest of the game off of Seton Hall starting pitcher Anthony Elia, who pitched a complete game.
Simon Mathews (West Haven, Conn./Hopkins School) pitched two scoreless innings of relief with one strikeout.