Final Score: VCU 10, George Washington 2
Location: The Diamond (Richmond, Va.)
Records: VCU 16-12 (5-1 A-10), George Washington 12-15 (2-4 A-10)
The Short Story: With the score 3-2 after starting pitcher Michael Dailey tossed five innings without giving up a hit, the VCU Rams put up seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away and grab a 10-2 victory over the George Washington Colonials. With the win, the Rams win their second consecutive conference series of the season.
- Logan Farrar led the offense with a 3-for-5 day, putting up an RBI and two runs scored.
- Daane Berezo and Alex Gransback each put up multi-hit games, as Berezo went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBI, and three runs scored. Gransback went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
- Paul Witt finished with three RBI on the day in a 1-for-4 effort with a run scored. Steven Carpenter would grab the other lone hit for the Rams.
- Michael Dailey pitched a strong six innings, giving up three hits, two runs, walking one and striking out six.
- The top four batters for the Rams (Berezo, Farrar, Gransback, Witt) combined to go 8-for-16 (.500) with seven runs and eight RBI.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Rams got the ball rolling in the bottom of the first inning, putting up two runs thanks to an RBI groundout from Witt and a sacrifice fly from Darian Carpenter.
- Gransback struck for an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning, as he brought home Berezo to extend the score to 3-0.
- The Colonials came back within a run in the top of the sixth inning, as they got two runs to bring the score to 3-2. Their inning was capped by an RBI single from Mark Osis.
- The floodgates flew open in the bottom of the sixth, as VCU ran across seven runs in the inning. Using four RBI singles from Steven Carpenter, Berezo, Farrar, and Witt, and an RBI double from Gransback, the Black & Gold ran off to a 10-2 lead.
- Four of the five RBI hits from the inning came with two outs, as the Rams also batted 13 hitters in the inning.
- Hayden Moore came in and pitched a solid seventh inning, while Luke Crabb pitched the final two innings for VCU, closing the book on GW and giving the Rams the win.
VCU will return to action this Tuesday, April 4 when they return home for the final game of a nine game home stand to take on the William & Mary Tribe. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.