WASHINGTON, D.C. – The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team defeated the George Washington Colonials on Saturday afternoon, 3-1, at Barcroft Park.
With the victory, Richmond improves to 20-9 on the season overall and to 5-3 in Atlantic 10 conference play. With the loss, George Washington falls to 11-19 on the year and to 5-3 in league action.
Junior RHP Andrew Blum (4-0) was terrific for the Spiders on Saturday afternoon. Blum didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning, allowing just one run. The right-hander struck out three while surrendering just three hits in 6.2 innings pitched.
Senior Jacob Mayers did it both on the mound and at the plate for Richmond on Saturday. The right-hander pitched the final 2.1 innings to earn his second save of the season, while going 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of RBI. Freshman Tanner Stanley went 2-for-4 with a RBI in the win.
The Spiders finally broke through in the top of the seventh inning, taking a 2-0 lead over the Colonials. After three walks and a strikeout, the bases were loaded for Stanley with one out. After battling through a long at-bat, Stanley was hit by a pitch to score the game’s first run. Mayers followed, hitting a sacrifice fly to right field to give Richmond a 2-0 advantage.
After the Colonials cut the lead to 2-1 in the seventh, the Spiders got the run back on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Mayers. Leading by two in the ninth, Mayers set the Colonials down in order, securing the 3-1 win for Richmond.
The Richmond Spiders will conclude their series with the George Washington Colonials on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.