March 12, 2006
(San Francisco) - In a rain soaked and shortened game, the Dons continued to dominate Georgetown as they beat the Hoyas 4-0 in 4.5 innings on Sunday afternoon. USF (8-11) earned their first series sweep this season, and Georgetown (6-11) heads back east after a rough west coast tour.
Sophomore right-hander Brian Anderson pitched a one-hit complete game shutout and struck out six Hoyas, even after a short rain delay in the bottom of the third inning.
Before that delay, the Dons plated three runs in the third. Sophomore outfielder Luke Sommer walked to lead off the inning and advanced on sophomore first baseman Mitchell Bialosky's sacrifice bunt. Sommer scored on two consecutive singles by sophomore third baseman Joey Railey and sophomore short stop Tavo Hall. An out later, senior outfielder Stefan Gartrell reached base after Georgetown's senior right fielder Drew Dargen dropped the fly ball. Both Railey and Hall scored.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Dons scored again. Junior DH Blake Nelson smashed a sharp single into center. Bialosky reached base on a fielding error by the Hoyas freshman third baseman Kelly Muir. Nelson ended up on third after Muir made his second error of the play on the throw to first. Nelson scored on an RBI single by Railey.
Railey and Nelson both had two hits in the short game. Hall and junior catcher Jon Norfolk each added one.
Pitching for Georgetown, were the brothers Sizemore. Older brother, senior right-hander Warren, started the game, going 2.2 innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits and striking out two. He was replaced after the rain delay by his younger brother, freshman right-hander Darren who finished the game, going 1.1 innings, allowing one run on two hits.
The Hoyas only hit came in the top of the third as sophomore designated hitter Matt Harrigan singled into left field.
The Dons return to action Tuesday, March 14 at Sacramento State. The one game match-up begins at 2:00 PM.