Jason Bergmann, Nationals beat Georgetown 15-0 in exhibition play Print
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Thursday, 28 February 2008 13:35
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 VIERA, Fla. (AP) -Playing against college competition did not alter the approach of Jason Bergmann, who looked comfortable and in command Thursday against Georgetown.
The 6-foot-4 right-hander pitched two hitless innings and the Washington Nationals dominated in a 15-0 exhibition game rout. Bergmann struck out three and walked one, and didn't allow a batter beyond first base.
``You can't approach it like this is Georgetown - they're not good - because there are quality players getting drafted out of high school every day the same age as these guys,'' Bergmann said. ``I went out there and tried to hit corners just like I would against the Braves or Marlins.''
Bergmann started 21 games for the Nationals last season, finishing 6-6 with a 4.45 ERA.
``He threw the ball well,'' Nationals manager Manny Acta said of Bergmann. ``Obviously, it's a different type of competition for him, but he looked sharp.''
The Hoyas committed eight errors and managed just four hits against Nationals pitching. Josh Smoker, Collin Balester and Mike Hinckley each threw two innings of relief for Washington.
Matt Whitney was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for the Nationals, who out-hit the Hoyas 17-4.
Willie Harris, Yurendell De Caster, Frank Diaz and Garrett Guzman had two hits apiece for Washington.
Tom Elliott and Dan Capeless doubled for Georgetown.
 

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