Baseball prepares to host a pair of midweek games

WASHINGTON GW baseball kicks off a five-game-in-six-day series this week when it hosts UMBC and UMES at Tucker Field in Barcroft Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Both games are scheduled for a first pitch at 3:00 p.m.

RUBBER HIGH LEVEL ORDER:

In GW’s last series against Hofstra, the pitching of the Colonials proved huge. In 32 innings against the Pride, the Buff & Blue staff allowed just four runs while striking out 26 batters. Additionally, GW only walked two batters all weekend.

All three GW starters had strong outings against Pride. Junior red shirt Harrison Cohen had his best start of the year on Friday, striking out eight while allowing just three hits in eight innings. Connor Harris took the mound for GW in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader and was equally impressive, pitching 8.1 innings without allowing a walk. Ultimately, Justin Solt brought home the Colonials staff in Game 2 of the twin bill, pitching 7.1 shutout innings and hitting eight.

ANTHONY DOES IT ALL:
In Sunday’s doubles against Hofstra, Anthony Frechette showed his iron man skills when he caught all 23 innings of action. While the Colonials receiver has shown his durability, having been behind the plate in all but one game this season, Frechette has also shown his offensive qualities. The senior is currently third on the team with a .302 batting average and sits in the top five in hits (13), walks (7), RBIs (5) and on-base percentage (.385). ).

SEARCH FOR RETRIEVERS:
UMBC enters Tuesday’s contest at 7-7 on the season, but the Retrievers have been on a tear lately with six wins in their last seven games. In its final game, UMBC dropped a season-high 17 points in Game 2 of a doubleheader against Mount St. Mary’s. Leading the team offensively is graduate student Myles Nicholson. Nicholson will enter Tuesday at .453 with 10 RBIs and a 1.219 OPS.

SEARCH FOR HAWKS:
UMES arrives at the Tuck on Wednesday after getting off to a rocky start. The Hawks are currently 1-10 and outscored 102-50. Graduate student Dillion Oxyer and junior Ryan Howe were top performers offensively for UMES. Oxyer is hitting .333 with four doubles, while Howe is averaging .313 with six RBIs and a home run.

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