May. 1, 2005
ARLINGTON, Va. - The University of Dayton baseball team was swept by George Washington in an A-10 doubleheader at Barcroft Park Sunday. GW wrapped up the sweep with an 8-2 win over UD in the series finale.
Dayton fell to second place in the A-10 West Division with the loss and now has a 23-18 overall record and 9-6 mark in A-10 play. GW now sits in first place in the division with a 30-13 record and 10-5 conference ledger.
The Flyers had nine hits in the finale as Michael Massa and Galen Schumm singled three and two times respectively. Massa also scored a run while Schumm picked up an RBI while extending his hitting streak to a season-best nine games.
Senior Kaleb Thompson suffered the loss and fell to 4-3 on the year as he surrendered five earned runs on 10 hits while striking out four over 5.2 innings pitched.
Dayton got its offense going in the first inning as Massa and Schumm singled to begin the game. Getty then walked to load the bases as UD threatened with no outs. However, GW induced a ground ball on the next at bat and Dayton scored just one run as the Colonials turned a double play and the Flyers took a 1-0 lead after their first time at bat.
George Washington then tied the game 1-1 with a solo home run to leadoff the second inning. After a single by GW, the UD defense was able to prevent the homestanding Colonials from scoring any further in the frame by turning its second-straight inning-ending double play.
The Colonials then took a one-run advantage in the third with a two-out double to the right field corner. The hit scored a runner from second and put GW ahead 2-1 after three innings.
GW added two more run in the fourth on an RBI ground ball to short and a sacrifice fly. The runs gave the Colonials a 4-1 advantage after four innings.
Dayton got one back in the fifth to close within two runs. UD loaded the bases with no outs as DeLuca was hit by a pitch, Hepner singled and Massa reached on a GW fielding error. Schumm was then hit by another pitch to send home DeLuca. Getty followed with a ground ball to short, which should have allowed another runner to score despite resulting in a double play. However, the base umpire called runners interference at second base and sent both lead runners back to second and third respectively. The inning then ended on a strikeout with UD trailing 4-2.
The Colonials took advantage of the opportunity to spread its lead to five with three runs in the bottom of the inning. An RBI single and a two-run homer gave GW a 7-2 lead after five complete innings of play.
GW then finished the scoring with an unearned run in the sixth to earn an 8-2 victory over the Flyers.
Dayton looks to get back on the winning track as it returns to Southwest Ohio for a non-conference game at Wright State Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.