Former GW Hurler Mike O'Connor to Make Second Start in NY on Tuesday
May 2, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - Former George Washington University left-handed pitcher Mike O'Connor is scheduled to make his second major league start Tuesday night for the Washington Nationals in New York against the Mets (7:10 p.m. EDT).
In his major league debut last Thursday, April 27, against the St. Louis Cardinals, O'Connor (0-1, 0.00 ERA) allowed three runs, none earned, three hits, walked four and struck out two in 5.0 innings as he suffered the loss.
O'Connor, who played for GW from 1998-2002, is just the fourth Colonials baseball player to play in the majors, joining catcher Steve Korcheck '54 (Washington Senators), Baltimore Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo '73 (infielder for the Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres) and catcher John Flaherty '90 (recently retired from the New York Yankees) in the select group.
The Ellicott City, MD, native was a seventh-round selection in the 2002 First-Year Player Draft by Montreal.
A member of the Colonials' 2002 Atlantic 10 Championship Team, O'Connor currently ranks in numerous top 10 GW categories including appearances (second with 83), saves (tied for third with 10) and strikeouts (eighth with 202).
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