Charlie Kruer, Curtis Eward Named Preseason A-10 All-Conference by Baseball America
Feb. 20, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington baseball senior outfielder Charlie Kruer (Old Bridge, NJ/Old Bridge) and sophomore designated hitter Curtis Eward (Oak Hill, VA/Oakton) were both named to the Baseball America preseason Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team in their latest publication.
Kruer, an Atlantic 10 All-Conference first-team selection in 2007, finished third in the league with 13 home runs and ended the season ranked seventh in RBI (57), tenth in total bases (121) and eighth in slugging percentage (.576). The outfielder was named A-10 Player of the Week Apr. 2, 2007, 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. Kruer finished the 2007 season ranked 12th all-time at GW with 26 home runs.
Eward, a 2007 A-10 All-Rookie team selection, ended last season fourth on the team with a .407 slugging percentage and fifth with a .310 batting average. He was selected as A-10 Rookie of the Week Apr. 23, 2007, after a historical weekend at Saint Joseph's, in which he recorded a hit in eight consecutive at-bats, including six singles in one game.
GW will open their season this weekend at the Courtyard by Marriott Baseball Classic, hosted by USC Upstate Tournament in Spartanburg, SC, where they will face Tennessee-Martin, New Jersey Tech and the host-school Spartans.
George Washington was 23-31-1 overall in 2007 and 14-13 in the A-10, finishing just one spot out of the conference tournament, despite ending the year with a season-best six-game winning streak. It was their 14th straight season with at least 20 wins.