Josh Wilkie Goes Eight Strong in GW's 10-2 Win Over Duquesne
Three Colonials Each Drive in 3 Runs in the Win
April 24, 2005
ARLINGTON, VA - RHP starter Josh Wilkie (Alpharetta, GA / Chattahoochee) (3-3) allowed two runs on five hits and struck out 10 in eight strong innings in George Washington University's (25-13, 7-5 A-10) 10-2 Atlantic 10 victory Sunday afternoon over Duquesne University (13-22, 8-7 A-10) at Barcroft Park. With the win, GW takes two of three games in the series.
The Colonials' outfield combined to drive in nine runs in the game as right fielder Brad Rosenblat (New Orleans, LA / Newman / Tulane), centerfielder Matt Owens (Fayetteville, NY / Hunterdon Central) and left fielder Charlie Kruer (Old Bridge, NJ / Old Bridge) each collected three RBIs in the win.
For the series, Rosenblat went 4-for-9 with two homers, three runs scored and four RBIs.
GW fell behind 1-0 after the top of the first but Rosenblat tied the game in the bottom half of the inning with his conference leading 14th home run of the season.
After a walk and an error, Kruer singled home a run and first baseman Josh Goldberg (Albany, NY / Albany Academy) produced a run with a fielder's choice to give the Colonials an early 3-1 advantage.
The Dukes cut their deficit to 3-2 in the top of the fourth inning when designated hitter Dante Plassio doubled home a run. But GW put the game away after scoring two runs in each of the next three out of four innings.
The Colonials posted two runs in their half of the fourth when Rosenblat drove in two more runs with a two-out bases loaded double to put GW ahead 5-2.
The Colonials put together another two out rally in the fifth when two straight singles and a wild pitch was followed by an Owens single that produced two runs, setting the score at 7-2.
In the seventh, Kruer knocked in second baseman Michael Parker (Newton, MA / Newton South) with a base hit and, later in the inning, Owens delivered a sacrifice fly to put GW ahead 9-2. Kruer came through with another RBI single in the eighth to wrap the game at 10-2 for the Colonials.
In just his second start of the year, Duquesne RHP Adam Haun (1-3) was roughed up for six earned runs and four walks in 4.2 innings of work as he took the loss.
Dukes' shortstop Steve Maiolo went 3-for-3 with a stolen base in the game.
GW hosts James Madison University on Tuesday and plays a home make up game against Delaware Wednesday (both games are 3:00 pm starts) before opening a three-game A-10 series against Dayton on Saturday at Barcroft Park.