Baseball Takes Two From Georgetown
March 15, 2003
HAMPTON, Va. - The baseball team got off to a roaring start in its first BIG EAST action of the season, sweeping a doubleheader from Georgetown, 4-1 and 5-1, Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium.
The Eagles (8-6, 2-0 BIG EAST) have won seven in a row.
In the first game, sophomore Jason Delaney (Hanson, Mass.) staked Lambert to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when his two-out double to the wall in left plated sophomore Josh DiScipio (Schenectady, N.Y).
In the bottom of the inning, Lambert got himself into a jam by walking the first two batters, but he pitched out of it, striking out the next three.
The Eagles extended the lead to 4-0 in the fifth. Delaney led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by junior Garrett Greer (Peabody, Mass.). Sophomore Mike Flynn (Trumbull, Conn.) doubled to right and redshirt junior Ryan Leahy (Salem, Mass.) was hit by a pitch, loading the bases with one out.
Sophomore Eric Wright (Southboro, Mass.) then hit a bouncer second. The Hoyas got the force in the middle, but Wright beat out the throw to first, and Delaney crossed the plate with BC's second run.
After Georgetown (4-8, 0-2 BE) let Wright take second, sophomore Drew Locke (Weymouth, Mass.) hit a grounder to third baseman Danny Gronski, who bobbled it and then threw it away, allowing Flynn and Leahy to score.
The Hoyas got on the board in the sixth on Rob O'Hare's RBI single to right, which knocked Lambert out of the game. He was replaced by junior Mike Gauthier (Salem, Mass.), who got the last five outs to record his first save of the season.
Lambert improved his record to 2-0. He went 5.1 innings, giving up six hits while striking out six and walking three. Eduardo Pena, who went the distance for the Hoyas, took the loss.
Delaney knocked in BC's first run in the second game as well as his sacrifice fly to center in the top of the first brought in Leahy.
The Eagles scored twice more in the second. Greer's bases-loaded groundout and Wright's infield single brought in sophomore Ryan Morgan (Weymouth, Mass.) and Flynn, respectively.
Georgetown got one back in the fifth when Ron Cano drove in Jim Supple with a double to left-center. Ryan Craft tried to score from first on the play, but he was cut down at the plate on a relay that went from Locke to Leahy to Greer.
In the eighth, Shepard was relieved by Gauthier. After a strikeout, single and groundout put a runner on first with one out, Gauthier walked the next two batters to load the bases. The next batter, Andrew Cleary, worked the count full, but Gauthier got him to chase one in the dirt, and BC came away unscathed.
The Eagles added a couple insurance runs in the ninth on a two-run double to left by Leahy, who went 2-for-4 in the game.
Shepard picked up the win, upping his mark to 2-1. He gave up seven hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked one.
Both teams are back at it Sunday, March 16 for a single game starting at noon.