UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team defeated the George Washington Colonials, 6-3, at Pitt Field on Saturday. The game was resumed following a suspension of play in the second inning on Friday due to weather.
With the victory, Richmond improves to 16-22-1 on the season overall and to 7-9 in Atlantic 10 conference play. With the loss, George Washington falls to 14-25 on the year and to 6-10 in league action.
Out of the bullpen, LHP Dylan Stoops was tremendous, pitching six innings to earn his first win of the season. Stoops allowed just one run on the afternoon, striking out five. RHP Ray Harron recorded the final three outs to earn his third save of the season.
Senior Cory Moheit led the Richmond offense, hitting a three-run home run, while Doug Kraeger and Ryan Cook each had a pair of hits and a RBI in the win. Kurtis Brown also plated a run for the Spiders, while Tyler Beckwith went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
After George Washington scored a pair of runs in the top of the second inning, the skies opened up over Pitt Field. After a lightning delay turned in to a rain delay, the game was suspended following a 50-minute delay.
When play picked back up on Saturday, the Spiders answered George Washington thanks to the long ball. After a single from Beckwith and a walk from Jansen Fraser, Moheit crushed a two-out, three-run home run over the fence in left field to give Richmond a 3-2 lead after two complete innings.
After three scoreless innings, the Spiders added to their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. With runners on second and third base following a Doug Kraeger single and a Beckwith double, Brown plated a run with a sacrifice fly to center field.
Cook followed, lacing a double down the left-field line, easily scoring Beckwith from second base, pushing the Spider lead to 5-2 after six complete innings.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Kraeger added to the Spider advantage. After Mike Small reached on an infield single and advanced to second base on a wild pitch, Kraeger plated him with a run-scoring single through the left side of the infield. After seven complete, Richmond led GW, 6-2.
Leading 6-3 in the top of the ninth inning, the Colonials led off the frame with a pair of singles to chase Stoops from the game. Out of the bullpen, Harron recorded the final three outs, inducing a game-ending 4-6-3 double play to secure the win.