Baseball's Eric Cantrell Named A-10 Co-Rookie of the Week
May 12, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington freshman RHP Eric Cantrell (Oakton, VA/Oakton) was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Co-Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Monday. Cantrell shared the honor with St. Bonaventure's Jesse Bosnik.
Cantrell led GW to an 8-4 victory over La Salle in a must-win game Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. The freshman pitcher allowed just one earned run in eight innings of work while recording a career-high nine strikeouts. Cantrell, making his first start since being hit by a line drive on Apr. 26 in Saint Louis, improved his record to 5-4.
Cantrell, who has recorded 60 strikeouts while walking just 16 in 63.2 innings pitched, leads the Colonials with a 4.24 ERA and a .254 opposing batting average. He continued his strong performances away from GW's home field and is now 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA in six starts made in fields other than Barcroft Park.
St. Bonaventure's Jesse Bosnik collected two hits in each of the Bonnies' three contests.
George Washington (25-26, 11-13 A-10) plays host to Mount St. Mary's on Tuesday, May 13, at 3:00 p.m.