ARLINGTON, Va.— Jaret Edwards pitched a gem, allowing just one run, to lift No. 7 George Washington to a 4-1 win over sixth-seeded VCU in the final game of the Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship first round Wednesday night at Tucker Field.
The Colonials (30-25) will face the loser between No. 2 George Mason and No. 3 Fordham Thursday night in the A-10 consolation bracket at 5:00 pm. VCU was eliminated from the championship and closes its season with a 34-23 record.
Edwards (5-2) went 8 1/3 innings, allowing a single Rams run on nine hits while striking out five. Will Kobos closed out the game for GW, earning his sixth save of the year by keeping VCU hitless through the final two outs. Sean Thompson (8-2) took the loss, surrendering two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts.
George Washington scored twice in an extended first
The Colonials added two insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning, first on a Metz single that scored Brandon Chapman, then on a wild pitch that allowed Isaiah Pasteur to score.
Metz and D'Alessandro each had two hits to lead GW at the plate, and D'Alessandro added a pair of RBI. Daane Berezo and Steve Carpenter each had two hits to lead VCU.