April 26, 2017
BETHESDA, Md. - The Georgetown University baseball team lost its fourth-consecutive game, falling 10-2 to UMBC on Wednesday night at Shirley Povich Field. With the loss, the Hoyas fall to 21-19 overall, while the Retrievers improve to 14-17.
Zach Racusin (Morristown, N.J./Salisbury School/Marist) led GU with three hits and was on base all four times. He also had two outfield assists, throwing out a runner at home plate and another at third base. Jake Kuzbel (Ashburn, Va./Stone Ridge) added a two-base knock and an RBI.
On a designated staff day, Nick Leonard (Washington, D.C./Maret) started on the mound and went 2.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out one. Alex Deise (St. Petersburg, Fla./St. John's College HS [D.C.]/FSU) allowed just one unearned run in two innings of work with two strikeouts. Casey Goldenberg (North Palm Beach, Fla./Suncoast Community) fired two scoreless innings with one strikeout.
UMBC took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third, on two singles and a double, but the Hoyas answered back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Kuzbel lined a two-out triple high off the fence in center field to score Racusin, who had led off the frame with a single, to make it 2-1.
The Retrievers blew the game open with seven runs over the fourth and fifth innings off of three GU relievers, taking a 9-1 lead.
After back-to-back singles put runners on the corners with nobody out in the bottom of the sixth, Stevens drove in Alex Bernauer (Sunnyvale, Calif./Fremont) from third with a sacrifice fly to make it 9-2.
UMBC got the run right back with an unearned run in the top of the seventh to go up, 10-2.
The Hoyas will jump back into BIG EAST play when they travel to Villanova for a three-game series this weekend. First pitch on Friday is set for 3 p.m. while Saturday's game will begin at 2 p.m. and Sunday's finale is scheduled for 1 p.m. Live stats for all three games will be available at www.GUHoyas.com and in-game updates can be found on the team's twitter account: @GtownBaseball.
Notes Ã¢â'¬" Kuzbel's double in the first innings extended his streak to 35-consecutive games having reached base safely.