Norman Howard hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning as undefeated Howard (7-0) came from behind to defeat George Washington, 6-5 and complete a Bison sweep in a Capital College Conference baseball double-header yesterday on the Ellipse.
In the first game, Howard scored two go-ahead runs in the sixth inning on a GW error and Vince Bailey's squeeze bunt to win, 4-2.
George Washington (4-3) was led by Tom Beelir, who had six hits in the two games.
First baseman Scott Fitzgerald had three hits and drove in four runs in the first game and scored three runs in the second as American registered its first two baseball victories of the fall season yesterday, 11-5 and 5-2, over visiting Catholic. All has lost five. Catholic is 1-6.
Fitzgerald highlighted a six-run fourth inning in the opener with a three-run homer. Paul Prohoniak tossed a four-hitter in the second tame. He struck out eight including the side in the final inning. American 11-5, Catholic 5-2
George Mason hurlers limited visiting Georgetown to only five hits as the unbeaten Patriots swept a double-header from winless Georgetown, 5-1 and 2-1, in Capital Collegiate Conference baseball play.
Don Sampson and reliever Danny Cox combined on a three-hitter in the opener. Shortstop Buck Weaver iced the game with a two-run homer in the fourth for a 4-1 lead. Third baseman Joe Milano hit a two-run homer in the first inning of game the nightcap. Patriot starter Jack Ferrick gave up both Hoya hits before giving way to Bruce Hecker in the sixth.
George Mason is now 7-0, Georgetown 0-7.