GW Baseball Picked To Finish Sixth in A-10
Jan. 24, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University baseball team was selected to finish sixth in the Atlantic 10 Conference for the 2008 season, as voted on by the league's head coaches. After winning a program-record 49 games and capturing its first-ever A-10 title, Charlotte was picked defend its title and to win this season's A-10 Baseball Championship.
Winners of a league-record 23 games in Conference play a year ago, Charlotte is led by senior outfielder and preseason first-team All-American Brad McElroy and senior infielder Shayne Moody, the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 Championship.
The Colonials were 23-31-1 overall in 2007 and 14-13 in the A-10, missing the conference tournament by just one half game, despite ending the year with a season-best six-game winning streak. It was their 14th straight season with at least 20 wins.
GW returns Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team selection senior OF Charlie Kruer (Old Bridge, NJ/Old Bridge) (.324/13HR/57RBI) and A-10 All-Rookie team selections INF Tom Zebroski (Port Washington, NY/Paul Schreiber) (.314/32R/11SB) and 1B/DH Curtis Eward (Oak Hill, VA/Oakton) (.310/3HR/25RBI) in 2008, when they open the season against Tennessee-Martin at the USC-Upstate Tournament in Spartanburg, SC on Feb. 22.
GW's home debut at Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA, is scheduled for March 1, when they host Yale in a three-game series. A-10 play begins March 21 at home against Saint Joseph's.
The six-team, double-elimination 2008 Championship will be held May 21-24 at Campbell's Field in Camden, N.J. A different team has captured the A-10 Championship in each of the last eight years.
Below is the 2008 predicted order of finish along with last year's records in parentheses:
1. Charlotte (49-12/23-4)