Sophomore Jon Richard improved to 4-4 with the win.
May 13, 2011
CINCINNATI -- A two hour long rain delay didn't hamper Xavier starter Jon Richard as he pitched seven innings of one-run baseball in Xavier's 10-2 win over Atlantic 10 foe George Washington Friday afternoon at Hayden Field. With the victory the Musketeers improved to 26-23 overall and 11-8 in the A-10. Richard evened his record at 4-4 with the win.
Xavier jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the home half of the third inning when freshman right fielder Brian Bruening blasted a RBI double that scored senior shortstop Phil Bauer. Senior catcher Ryan Bellamy brought home Bruening and sophomore designated hitter Seth Willoughby with a two-RBI double down the left field line.
GW scored a run on an error in the top of the fifth but the Musketeers extended the lead to 5-1 with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Xavier busted the game open with four runs in the bottom of the seventh that extended the XU lead to 10-1. Senior center fielder John McCambridge drove in left fielder Mark Elwell with a single. Senior first baseman Ben Thomas walked in the next at bat which set up a two-run home run by Bauer.
Bruening led the way for the Musketeers offensively as he went 3-for-4 at the plate with a walk and one RBI. Bellamy and Bauer each finished the game with a trio of RBIs.
Xavier and George Washington will continue the series Saturday at 12 p.m.