American defeated Howard for the third time in two days and George Washington blanked George Mason to leave the Capital Collegiate Conference baseball title in doubt after the last day of the regular season.
American's 4-0 win at Howard coupled with George Washington's 5-0 whitewashing at George Mason leaves the Colonials a half-game behind Howard. GW and Catholic will complete a suspended game at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the West Ellipse. The contest was stopped at 3-3 after nine innings.
Should George Washington (13-6) win that game it will force a one-game playoff with Howard (14-6). The title would then be decided Thursday at 3 p.m. on the West Ellipse.
Howard, which needed to beat American (11-9) only once to clinch, was shut out by sophomore right-hander David Divan, who allowed five singles, did not issue a walk and struck out 12 while throwing his second consecutive shutout.
George Washington's Kevin Phillips boosted his season record to 5-0 while stopping George Mason (12-8) on six hits. First baseman Jim Goss provided the Colonial firepower with a two-run homer in the first inning and a two-run single in the fifth.