Mar 22

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – GW wins first baseball game played at Nationals Park

In front of a crowd of 2.500 spectators the George Washington Colonials played the St. Joseph’s Hawks in the first baseball game played at the new Nationals Park. The Colonials filled out the box score as they racked up 19 base hits on their way to a 9-4 victory.

With the win the Colonials were able to win their opening Atlantic 10 series. The Colonials are currently (10-9) overall and (2-1) in the A-10. The loss gives St. Joseph’s a record of (9-12) overall and (1-2) in the A-10.

The box score of the first baseball game played at Nationals Park

2008 George Washington Baseball 
Saint Joseph's at George Washington Mar 22, 2008 
Washington, DC (Nationals Park)

Saint Joseph's 4 (8-12,1-2 A-10)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Jeremy Jakubowski cf.....  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Joe Cook ss..............  3  0  0  1   0  1  3  1   1
Drew Smith c.............  4  0  1  2   0  1  9  1   1
Dewey Oriente 1b.........  4  0  0  0   0  2  5  0   1
Mike Boyland 3b..........  4  0  0  0   0  2  0  1   0
Ben Wendle rf............  3  0  0  0   0  2  2  0   0
 Jereme Scott lf.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Matt Barnathan dh........  3  1  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
David Valesente 2b.......  3  1  2  0   0  0  2  4   0
Ryan McDonald lf/rf......  2  1  0  1   0  0  2  0   0
Jason Hessler p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Doug DiSandro p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Bryan Penalo p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Pat Monaghan p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Andrew Powers p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Adam Rivera p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Quentin Farr p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 30  4  4  4   1  8 24  8   3

George Washington 9 (10-9,2-1 A-10)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Sean Rockey ss...........  6  2  3  0   0  1  0  4   2
Tom Zebroski 2b..........  3  2  2  0   1  0  2  1   0
 Bryan Hwang 2b..........  1  1  1  0   0  0  0  2   0
Charlie Kruer lf/cf......  5  2  3  4   0  1  2  0   3
 Ware Hart cf............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Curtis Eward dh..........  3  0  2  2   0  0  0  0   0
 Andrew Haberern ph/1b...  1  0  1  1   0  0  1  0   0
Andrew Abokhair c........  4  0  1  1   0  1  7  0   0
 Will Cooper ph/c........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
 Oliver Killoren c.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Tim Reeves 1b............  4  0  1  0   0  0  7  0   3
 Brendon Kelliher ph.....  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Brian Frazier p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Doug Eizen 3b............  4  0  2  0   0  1  0  0   1
 Chris Holland 3b........  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Gavin Swanson rf.........  4  1  1  0   0  2  2  0   2
 Jon Chirumbolo ph/rf....  1  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Matt Boyd cf.............  2  1  1  0   0  0  3  0   0
 Chris Marsicano ph/lf...  2  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   0
Eric Cantrell p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 42  9 19  8   2  9 27  8  13

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Saint Joseph's...... 001 000 030 -  4  4  3
George Washington... 103 300 20X -  9 19  0
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E - Boyland(3); McDonald(1); Hessler(2). LOB - SJU 3; GW 13. 2B - D.
Smith(3); Valesente(6). 3B - C. Kruer(1). HBP - Jakubowski; McDonald; Matt
Boyd. SF - Cook(1); C. Eward(3). SB - Barnathan(1); McDonald(3); Tim
Reeves(1). CS - Matt Boyd(1).

Saint Joseph's         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Jason Hessler.......  3.0 11  7  7  0  2 19 20  60
Doug DiSandro.......  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  4  4  13
Bryan Penalo........  1.0  1  0  0  1  3  4  6  22
Pat Monaghan........  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  4  4  20
Andrew Powers.......  0.2  4  2  2  0  2  6  6  22
Adam Rivera.........  0.2  1  0  0  1  1  3  4  16
Quentin Farr........  0.2  0  0  0  0  1  2  2   7

George Washington      IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Eric Cantrell.......  8.0  4  4  4  1  7 27 31 106
Brian Frazier.......  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3  12

Win - E. Cantrell (3-1).  Loss - Hessler (1-2).  Save - None.
WP - Penalo(3). HBP - by Penalo (Matt Boyd); by E. Cantrell (Jakubowski); by E.
Cantrell (McDonald). Pitches/strikes: Hessler 60/42; DiSandro 13/8; Penalo
22/12; Monaghan 20/11; Powers 22/17; Rivera 16/8; Farr 7/6; E. Cantrell 106/67;
B. Frazier 12/8.
Umpires - HP: Steve Williams  1B: Craig Alden  3B: Mike Canavan
Start: 1:05 pm   Time: 2:39   Attendance: 2500
Weather: Party cloudy, high-40's
Game notes:
First ever game held at Nationals Park, home of MLB's Washington Nationals
Hessler faced 3 batters in the 4th.
Game: GW-SJUG3
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http://www.gwu.edu/~newsctr/bigpix2.cfm

GW BASEBALL TEAM PLAYS
FIRST GAME AT NATIONALS PARK

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From left to right: Chairman of GW’s Board of Trustees W. Russell Ramsey, BBA ’81; Sean Rockey, GW sophomore; Tom Zebroski, GW sophomore;
and President Steven Knapp at Major League Baseball’s newest stadium, Nationals Park, March 22.
Chairman of GW’s Board of Trustees W. Russell Ramsey, BBA ’81 (left) and President Steven Knapp (right)
Chairman of GW’s Board of Trustees W. Russell Ramsey, BBA ’81 (left), Nationals President Stan Kasten, and President Steven Knapp (right)
From left to right: Jacob Lerner, Chairman of GW’s Board of Trustees W. Russell Ramsey, BBA ’81, Mark Lerner, BBA ’75, President Steven Knapp, and Senior Vice President of Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak
Chairman of GW’s Board of Trustees W. Russell Ramsey, BBA ’81 (left), GW Men’s Baseball Coach Steve Mrowka, and President Steven Knapp (right)
President Steven Knapp and GW Baseball Alums
Nationals Park
Chairman of GW’s Board of Trustees W. Russell Ramsey, BBA ’81 (left), Mark Lerner, BBA ’75, and President Steven Knapp (right)
President Steven Knapp
President Steven Knapp
Screech, mascot of the Washington Nationals
Chairman of GW’s Board of Trustees W. Russell Ramsey, BBA ’81, throws out the first pitch.
Chairman of GW’s Board of Trustees W. Russell Ramsey, BBA ’81, and Andrew Abokhair, GW senior
GW plays at Nationals Stadium.
GW’s Baseball Team watches the game.
Spectators cheer on the GW Colonials.