The University of Richmond baseball team was shut down for eight innings by George Washington University junior Eric Cantrell as the Colonials won the series-deciding game 11-5 on Sunday afternoon at Pitt Field. Cantrell, considered to be one of the best pitchers in the Atlantic 10 Conference, pitched eight innings and gave up three runs.
The University of Richmond baseball team was able to hold off conference opponent George Washington University, 7-6, on Saturday afternoon in the second game of a three game series this weekend at Pitt Field. Junior Matt Trent received the win, improving his record 2-4.
Richmond baseball could not handle Atlantic 10 rival George Washington's eighth-inning lift from Tom Zebroski's RBI single that broke the 6-6 tie as the Spiders lost 11-8 on Friday afternoon at Pitt Field. The Colonials (18-16, 8-2) staved off a Spider ninth-inning rally to win the first of a three-game series. The Spiders (16-16, 3-7) started off strong in the second inning when senior Cameron Brown hit a home run to centerfield and recorded 2 RBIs.
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The University of Richmond baseball team rallied in the eighth inning to defeat Virginia Commonwealth University 8-6 on Tuesday night at The Diamond in the first game of the Farm Bureau Black & Blue Classic. It was Richmond's first win against VCU since an 8-6 victory on May 14, 2004, a game that was also played at The Diamond. Junior Billy Barber drove in the first run for the Spiders in the first inning with an RBI double that curled just inside the right-field line and scored sophomore Derek Boliek from second base.
It took Xavier University only one inning to outscore the University of Richmond baseball team in a fast-moving 4-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at Pitt Field. The Musketeers scored four times, including a three-run home run by senior Zac Richard, against junior Matt Trent, Richmond's starting pitcher, in the fourth inning.
Robert C. Dillard, chief of police, and Captain H. B. Norton, operations manager, confirmed that three University of Richmond baseball players charged with felonies were involved in the Gray Court thefts that occurred during Spring Break. The players, junior Andrew Lowry and freshmen Jacob Mayers and Blake Geiger, were arrested by Investigator Tim Mihalcoe on March 24, from thefts that occurred in Gray Court on March 8.
Consistency will be the key to the baseball team's success as it starts its Atlantic 10 Conference play this Saturday against Fordham University. In what coach Mark McQueen called one of its most challenging early seasons, the baseball team has played better than its record reflects, he said. "We beat the teams we should have and played competitively against the higher-ranked teams," McQueen said. The biggest challenges facing the team as it heads into A-10 conference play are consistency and finding the right pitching lineup.
Seven returning starters will lead the University of Richmond baseball team when it begins its season tomorrow in Jacksonville, Fla. The Spiders practiced indoors during much of the preseason because of the snow, but senior pitcher Matt Zielinski said that shouldn't stop them from playing well at the start of the season. "We don't plan on using the weather as an excuse," Zielinski said.
As much as Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig likes to say that there is parity in his sport, there is no such thing, at least not in this decade.
There is an elite group of University of Richmond baseball players in the major leagues, and now Tim Stauffer is among them. Stauffer, 26, ranks with Richmond legends and long-time greats such as Sean Casey, Andy Allanson and Brian Jordan. "I loved my experience at Richmond," Stauffer said.
Richmond junior catcher Evan Stehle entered the game in a 1-7 slump, but came out of it in a big way to help lift the University of Richmond baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Duquesne University. With runners on first and second and two outs during the eighth inning, Stehle drove a 1-1 fastball to right field plating both runners.
The University of Richmond's baseball team lost its 10th game in a row as the Spiders fell to the University of Dayton 17-5. The game was tied at two going into the fifth inning before the Flyers got back-to-back home runs from Cole Tyrell and Jonathan Castine to give Dayton a 5-2 lead.
Members of the University of Richmond baseball team said they were hoping to get back to their winning ways when they begin an eight-game home stand at Pitt Field tomorrow afternoon. The Spiders started the regular season with seven-consecutive wins, but after being swept by St.