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Courtesy: SJU Athletics
Baseball Visits George Washington for Key Final Series
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  05/17/2017

The Saint Joseph's baseball team heads to Northern Virginia this week with a chance at a postseason berth as the Hawks kick off a three-game series at George Washington on Thursday afternoon.

First pitch in the opener is set for 3:00 p.m.; Friday's game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., while Saturday's finale begins at 3:00 p.m.

The Hawks are one of six teams in contention for four remaining berths in the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship, to be held at Saint Louis University, beginning on May 24.

Saint Joseph's at George Washington
May 18-20 • Tucker Field at Barcroft Park • Arlington, Va.
Live Video • Live Stats: Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Probable Starters
Thursday: RHP Tim Brennan (SJU) vs. LHP Shane Sweeney (GW)
Friday: RHP Justin Aungst (SJU) vs. TBD (GW)
Saturday: TBD (SJU) vs. TBD (GW)

• Last time out, Saint Joseph's (19-24 overall, 10-11 Atlantic 10) kept its postseason hopes alive with a three-game sweep of Dayton at Smithson Field.  Tim Brennan scattered eight hits in a complete-game effort in Friday's opening game as the Hawks earned a 4-1 victory.  In the nightcap, a five-run fourth inning powered SJU to a 7-1 win and a doubleheader sweep.

On Sunday, the Hawks jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held on for a 6-4 win to secure the series sweep.  Brian Lau tossed six innings for the win in his first collegiate start, and also went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs batted in at the plate.

• For his efforts on Friday, Brennan was tabbed the Atlantic 10 and Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Pitcher of the Week.

Deon Stafford, Jr., hit .455 for the weekend, reachng base at least twice and scoring a run in each game of the series en route to Big 5 Co-Player of the Week honors.

 • George Washington (29-23 overall, 13-8 Atlantic 10) ran its winning streak to six with a three-game sweep at La Salle.  After taking a 3-1 result on Friday, GW topped the Explorers, 4-1, in the first of a pair at Hank DeVincent Field before Bobby Campbell's two-run double in the 10th inning gave the Colonials a 4-2 win in game two.

• The Colonials have now swept their last two conference series, having won all three at George Mason a week earlier.

• Elliott Raimo tossed eight strong innings on Sunday to earn Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors.

Category Leaders
Batting Average: Matt Maul (SJU), .346 | Bobby Campbell (GW), .360
Runs Scored: Deon Stafford, Jr. (SJU), 31 | Bobby Campbell (GW), 41
Hits: Matt Maul (SJU), 56 | Bobby Campbell (GW), 72
Home Runs:Dominic Cuoci (SJU), 10 | Bobby Campbell (GW), 8
Runs Batted In: Charlie Concannon / Dominic Cuoci (SJU), 28 | Bobby Campbell (GW), 43
Slugging Percentage: Deon Stafford, Jr. (SJU), .522 | Bobby Campbell (GW), .540
On-Base Percentage:Deon Stafford, Jr. (SJU), .469 | Bobby Campbell (GW), .416
Wins: Tim Brennan / Brian Lau, 3 (SJU) | Austin Cline (UD), 4
Losses: Tim Brennan (SJU), 4 | Elliott Raimo / Brady Renner (GW), 7
Saves: Five tied with 1 (SJU) | Eddie Muhl (GW), 11
Appearances: Jake Meyers (SJU), 16 | Eddie Muhl (GW), 22
Innings Pitched: Tim Brennan (SJU), 68.2 | Elliott Raimo (GW), 81.1
Earned Run Average: Zach DeVincenzo (SJU), 1.40 | Eddie Muhl (GW), 1.88
Strikeouts: Tim Brennan (SJU), 59 | Elliott Raimo (GW), 66

Around the A-10

Here's a look at the schedule around the rest of the Atlantic 10.  Teams denoted as "idle" may be in action in non-conference games.

Davidson at Massachusetts
Fordham at St. Bonaventure
La Salle at Dayton
Saint Louis at George Mason
VCU at Richmond
Idle: Rhode Island

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