Temple to face George Washington in conference play

Coming off of back-to-back wins for the third time this season, Temple (9-11, 1-2 Atlantic 10 Conference) will resume A-10 conference play as they face George Washington (8-16, 3-0 A-10) in a three-game series in Washington D.C. beginning on Friday, March 29.

While the two teams have not met since May 2011, it was the Colonials that had the upper hand, taking two-of-three games to end the Owls’ 2011 season.

“[George Washington] has a new head coach and are going through same things we did last year as a team with a new coach,” coach Ryan Wheeler said. “They struggled early, but some things are starting to come together for them. They will be a tough team.”

For the first two match-ups of the three-game series, sophomore pitchers Patrick and Eric Peterson will start for Temple. Patrick will start against the Colonials on Friday at 3:00 p.m. and Eric will start Saturday’s game scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

In the final game of the weekend on Sunday at noon, Wheeler said redshirt-senior pitcher Dan Moller will “probably” start.

The Owls will look to reverse their fortune on the road this weekend, as the team is 3-6 on the road this season and 5-2 when playing at home.

“I think it’s going to be good a good weekend for us,” senior left-fielder Allen Stiles said. “We played well last weekend and we have won our last two games. We have a little something rolling and we hope to keep it up.”

John Murrow can be reached at john.murrow@temple.edu or Twitter @JohnMurrow12.