Baseball beats Duquesne

Sophomore Charlie Kruer’s eighth home run of the season meant much more to the GW baseball team than the previous seven.

Kruer’s ninth-inning, two-out, three-run home run gave the GW baseball team a 5-4 win over Duquesne and the sixth seed in the Atlantic 10 baseball tournament. The Colonials (22-32, 13-12 A-10) will clash with Dayton at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bronx, N.Y. The position gives GW its eighth consecutive tournament appearance.

After two consecutive GW batters were retired in the top of the ninth, Michael Parker singled to right field and Mickey Shupin beat out a ground ball to shortstop to give Kruer base runners.

Pat Lehman came on in relief for GW, braving a run and a base runner with only one out to secure the Colonials’ win.

Dan Pfau gave up two hits, walked six batters and struck out three in his outing. Pfau also let in two earned runs in a little over six innings.

On Wednesday, the Colonials will face Dayton for the first time this season. The Flyers are 33-22 overall and 18-9 in the A-10. GW swept the 2005 season series with Dayton last season and also topped the Flyers in Dayton in the A-10 tournament.

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