On a beautiful spring day in the Bronx, the Fordham University Baseball team (14-20) were able to defeat George Washington (11-24) by a final of 15-14 on Friday afternoon.
It was one heck of a baseball game as the two team’s combined for 29 runs and 29 hits at Houlihan Park. It was the Rams after much nail-biting that got the winning run, as Tommy McAndrews laced the double that drove in the run that lifted his squad to the victory.
The teams got things off to a quick start by plating in runs early in the game. It was in the Second when Fordham played small ball for the 5-2 lead. Starting things off was Chris Genaro ripping a single and stealing a base. Ryan Thiesse had himself an RBI-single, to go along with a Daniel Bucciero driving a triple to center.
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George Washington showed a ton of spunk during the course of the game, as they also played small ball in addition to having some huge hits throughout the day. It was in the Fourth Inning that the Colonials plated six-runs to make the score 8-5. One of the highlights came as Eddie Micheletti Jr.hit a three-run homer.
The Rams counter punched in the Fifth inning as Will Findlay scorched a two-out double to left field, combined with a two-run homer by Zach Selinger making the game 9-8.
Back-and-forth action set the stage as Fordham University, as with runners in scoring position Tommy McAndrews lifted a double to center and walked away with the rest of the team as winners.
The game was a huge one for the team, as they have had a tough stretch as of late. To be able to get the series opening victory and one over a quality team like George Washington can hopefully build some momentum for the guys as they continue the 2023 season.
Fordham University as two more to play against the Colonials at Houlihan Park. As the second game for the Rams is set for 1:00 p.m.
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