The George Washington University: Baseball

Charlie Kruer
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Charlie Kruer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Old Bridge, NJ

High School:
Old Bridge

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
01/23/1986

Bats/Throws:
L/R



AT GW: Starter in the outfield.

2007: Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference first-team ... One of just two players to start all 55 games for the Colonials ... Finished third in the A-10 with 13 home runs and ended the season seventh in RBI (57), tenth in total bases (121) and eighth in slugging percentage (.576) ... Hit over half of his home runs in conference play and slugged .637 ... Named A-10 Player of the Week (4/2/07), a week in which he hit .500 (9-for-18 with three home runs), had three multi-hit games, scored five times, drove in eight runs, had an on-base percentage of .571 and finished with a slugging percentage of 1.111 in GW's five games ... In one stretch, between games two and three, Kruer recorded a hit (3 HR, triple, single) in five of six consecutive at-bats ... Tops on GW with a .983 OPS (on-base plus slugging) ... Led team in home runs and walks (27) and was tied for second with 68 hits ... Finished second on the club in batting average (.324), SLG%, OBP (.407), RBI, doubles (12) and total bases and third in runs scored (33) ... Went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a triple, six RBI and two runs scored against Richmond (3/31) ... Was 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI at George Mason (4/10) ... Finished 8-for-13 with a homer and eight RBI in a three-game series at Saint Joseph's, all GW wins (4/20-22) ... Against A-10 champion Charlotte, went 3-for-3 with two home runs and five RBI (4/29) ... Third on team with 18 multi-hit games and was second with 15 multi-RBI contests, including three games with five or more RBI ... Finished the 2007 season ranked 12th all-time at GW with 26 home runs.

2006: Was Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention and was named to the conference's All-Championship Team ... Led the Colonials with a .498 SLG%, .879 OPS, 65 hits, 47 RBI (t-8th A-10), 9 HR (t-7th A-10) and 108 TB (11th A-10) ... Second on the club with a .381 OBP and third on the team with a .300 batting average ... 28 of his 47 RBI came with two outs ... Averaged 1.14 hits/game, tops on GW ... Recorded 16 multi-hit games and a team-best 14 multi-RBI games ... Hit dramatic, two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth against Duquesne (5/20) to clinch the sixth and final seed in the Atlantic 10 Baseball Championship ... Hit home run against Rhode Island (5/26) in 17th inning to help eliminate the No. 1 seed in the A-10 Tournament ... Went 4-4 with 1 HR, 1 2B, 1 BB, 5 RBI and 2 R vs. Liberty (3/12) ... At Temple (4/21), went 4-5 with 2 R, 1 2B and 1 RBI ... 48 of his 56 starts came at left field ... Hit .172 in 33 games for the Jersey Pilots (Berkeley Heights, NJ) of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League.

2005: Cracked the starting lineup as the everyday left fielder as a freshman ... Of returning 2006 players, had second-highest RBI-to-at-bats ratio (.20) ... Batted .267 in six games for the Fairfax Nationals (Fairfax, VA) of the Clark Griffith Summer League.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Fred Cole ... Named second-team all-county, first-team all-conference, and first-team all-area senior year ... All-county honorable mention junior year ... Also played defensive back and running back on football team and shooting guard on basketball team ... Played Old Bridge American Legion ball ... Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born January 23, 1986, in New Brunswick, NJ ... Son of Charles Kruer and Deborah Kruer ... Has one younger sister, Jacqueline (18) ... Criminal justice major.

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