DWYER TOSSES SECOND COMPLETE GAME IN 4-2 WIN OVER GW

FINAL: VCU 4 (31-11, 6-13), George Washington 2 (14-28, 6-13)  (Richmond, Va.) – The Diamond

VCU STARTERS: Acker (RF), Bunn (LF), Cujas (3B), Machin (SS), Ayers (C), Cullen (CF), Davis (2B), Farrar (DH), Marino (1B), Dwyer (LHP)

GEORGE WASHINGTON: Bartosic (LF), Gibbons-Fly (RF), Campbel (3B), Beightol (1B), Xepoleas (CF), Robert (C), Bryant (DH), Mahala (SS), Kashi (2B), Weisberg (RHP)

THE BASICS: The Rams used a four run third inning; getting RBI from four straight batters, to lift the team to its 31st win of the year. Junior starting pitcher tossed his second complete game of the season, allowing two runs en route to his fifth win (5-1) of the 2014 campaign.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • With runners on at the corners in the third George Washington's Bobby Campbell roped a double in to left center plating both runners.
  • VCU countered with back-to-back hits from senior Trevor Marino and sophomore Cody Acker putting runners on at the corners. The next four hitters capitalized each plating an RBI. The Rams got RBI from sophomore James Bunn, senior Joey Cujas, junior Vimael Machin and senior Chris Ayers
  • With a Colonial runner on a second and two outs in the fifth, Campbell launched a deep fly ball into left field but Bunn made an acrobatic catch to save the run from scoring.
  • Starting pitcher junior Heath Dwyer held the George Washington bats hitless from the fourth inning to the seventh frame.
  • After putting runners on at first and second in the ninth, Dwyer got out of the jam with a ground out to second to close the door on his second complete game of the year.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • VCU's starter Heath Dwyer picked up his fifth fifth win after tossing his second complete game of the year. The junior allowed two earned runs on four hits, while striking out five over the nine innings of work.
  • Machin's RBI triple in the third inning marked the junior's third career three-bagger, roping one in each of his previous two seasons.
  • With his two hits on the day Machin recorded his 12th multiple hit game of the year.
  • Ayers' three hits marked the senior's eighth multiple hit game since April 6 at Richmond.
  • The first five hitters in the Rams lineup each recorded a hit in the contest.
  • As a team the Black and Gold compiled 10 hits for its 21st double-digit hit game of the season.

QUOTABLE

It was just a great Friday night matchup here at The Diamond, both pitchers came out here tonight and really battled.

VCU Head Coach Shawn Stiffler

George Washington's starter Aaron Weisburg really did a good job keeping our hitters off balance, minus that one inning. The guys fought hard for their at-bats and were still able to scatter ten hits of him.

VCU Head Coach Shawn Stiffler

That third inning was huge for us, with Vimael (Machin) getting that big triple to bust things open. The middle of our lineup was really productive for us today with spots two through five producing RBI for us tonight, gave us a chance to win.

VCU Head Coach Shawn Stiffler

The big thing for us was we played the game clean. Whenever you come out and don't commit an error and get a complete game from your pitcher on Friday night the odds are in your favor.

VCU Head Coach Shawn Stiffler

It's going to be a great weekend, the weather's great and they're a good team so we need all our fans out here supporting us.

VCU Head Coach Shawn Stiffler

WHAT'S NEXT

  • VCU and George Washington will continue the series tomorrow, with first pitch slated for 6 p.m. at The Diamond.
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