Michael Parker Goes Deep Twice, Derrik Lutz Goes Six Scoreless in GW's 11-1 Win At Temple
April 21, 2006
AMBLER, PA - George Washington University (15-23, 6-7 A-10) scored four times in the top of the first inning and starter RHP Derrik Lutz (3-2) threw six shutout innings to carry the Colonials to their third straight win in an 11-1 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over Temple (7-29, 1-12 A-10) Friday afternoon at Ambler Field.
Shortstop Michael Parker (Newton, MA / Newton South) led the GW offensive with two solo home runs (4), going 3-for-3 overall with three runs scored and two RBIs.
Left fielder Charlie Kruer (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) collected four hits in five at-bats, including a double, and catcher Andrew Abokhair (Ashburn, VA / Broad Run) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.
The game was called after eight innings due to the A-10's 10-run rule that is in effect for all conference games.
Lutz scattered six hits, struck out four and walked one as he lowered his ERA to 1.26 on the year.
Over his last four starts, Lutz's ERA is a minuscule 0.30 as he has been touched for just one earned run in 30 innings.
Freshman RHP Jim Duggan (Jefferson, MD / St. John's Prospect Hall) was solid in relief for the Colonials, allowing one hit and striking out three in 2.0 innings of work.
Owls' senior RHP Justin Mendek (0-5) started and was roughed up for six earned runs and six walks in 5.1 innings as he took the loss.
A trio of Temple freshmen posted a pair of hits in the contest as centerfielder Jamie Abercrombie, designated hitter John Coyle and shortstop Pat Riley each collected two hits in the loss.
Game two of the three game series is set for Saturday at 1:00 pm.
RHP Josh Wilkie (3-3, 2.95 ERA) is set to throw for GW.