PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Georgetown baseball came back Sunday with a pivotal win, trouncing the University of Iowa 10-1 a day after the Hawkeyes railroaded the Hoyas 13-1. However, due to a travel curfew the game was called after five innings giving Georgetown the victory.
The start on the mound went to David Ellingson for the Hoyas who pitched three innings. He fanned four while allowing only one unearned run. Nick Collins and Steve Anderson each had three hits and two RBIs to lead the offense together with a total of five other Georgetown batters that had two hits apiece. Evan Ryan likewise added three RBIs.
Beau Hall, Christian Venditti, and Anderson altogether scored twice and Jake Kuzbel knocked in two RBIs. Tim Davis threw the last two frames, striking out four.
Georgetown finally broke out of the offensive cellar in the first inning putting up five runs in a hurry on Sunday. A lead off base hit to right center by Hall led to him eventually moving up to second on a passed ball.
Masterfully guiding a groundout to the right side of the infield, Eric Webber pushed him up to third. An infield single by Collins knocked in Hall, and then Carter ripped a double down the right field line to place runners in scoring position at second and third in advance of an Anderson “Texas-Leaguer” single to right to plate Collins.
A short pop up to right field by Venditti blew around in the wind enough to cause the Iowa second baseman to miss the catch, and allow Carter to score as well as Anderson to take second. Ryan then cracked a two-run base hit with two outs that sent both Anderson and Venditti scurrying home to score.
The second inning saw Hall lead off again, and also saw him crank another hit as this time he went for a triple blazing down the left field line. With the infield drawn in, and one out on the board, Collins jacked a shot past the defense that brought Hall in to score.
The third inning was started with two singles, one by Venditti and one by Camporini. Ryan, who had actually squared around to sacrifice out hustled the throw to first for a single to pack the sacks. Kuzbel grounded out to second to score Venditti.
The fifth and ultimately the final inning started with Webber reaching on an E-6 (bad throw). Collins and Anderson each singled through the right side with only one out, Andersons scored Webber.
Iowa (11-5) recorded an unearned run in the bottom of the second.
Georgetown comes home to Shirley Povich Field for a pair of midweek games.
The Hoyas will first host UMBC on Tuesday in advance of playing against George Washington on Wednesday. Both games are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.