The Georgetown men’s baseball team (14-20, 2-1 Big East) continues to stay hot after picking up a win Tuesday night over the UMBC Golden Retrievers(10-19, 4-5 America East Conference) in Baltimore, Maryland. The 11-9 win marks the Hoyas’ seventh straight win, their longest streak of the season. Sophomore pitcher Nick Morreale earned his first victory of the season while Senior closer Jimmy Swad tallied his sixth save of the year.
The game did not look good for the Blue and Gray early on. After scoring two in the top half of the first inning, things quickly went downhill. Freshman pitcher Jacob Grzebinski got the start, but only lasted two-thirds of an inning, giving up seven unearned runs on five hits and two walks.
Things remained stagnant until the middle of the game as Freshman pitcher Owen Lamon, who took over for Grzebinski, allowed just one unearned run over five and two-thirds innings of work. In the fifth inning, the momentum shifted for the Hoyas. An RBI triple by senior first baseman Alex Bernauer started the comeback. In the next inning, sophomore center fielder Ryan M. Davis added to the hit parade with a bases clearing triple. Bernauer then knocked him in to top off a four-run sixth and tie the game at eight. RBIs by freshman shortstop Eddie McCabe and Davis in the eighth and ninth innings put the game away for Georgetown.
Tuesday’s game was one of sheer offense, as the Hoyas and Retrievers put up a combined 33 hits. Perhaps the most impressive of the batters in this game was Davis, who hit safely in each of his six at-bats. Of the other nine Georgetown batters, all but one picked up a hit. As for UMBC, the star was redshirt junior right fielder Zack DeThomasis who scored a run and plated three on two hits.
Up next for Georgetown is a three game series with conference rival St. John’s (22-10, 6-0 Big East). The Red Storm are undefeated in conference play and sit atop the Big East. The series will begin April 20 at 3:00 p.m. All three games will be played in Queens. For game day updates and breaking news follow @GUVoiceSports on Twitter.