George Washington Colonials
2022 George Washington Colonials baseball team
George Washington Colonials logo.svg
Founded1891 (1891)
UniversityGeorge Washington University
Head coachGregg Ritchie (10th season)
ConferenceA-10
LocationWashington, D.C.
Home stadiumTucker Field at Barcroft Park
(Capacity: 1,000)
NicknameColonials
ColorsBuff and blue[1]
   
NCAA Tournament appearances
1979, 1989, 1992, 2002
Conference tournament champions
1979, 1989, 1992, 2002

The George Washington Colonials baseball team is a varsity intercollegiate athletic team of George Washington University in Washington, DC, United States.[2] The team is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, which is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. George Washington's first baseball team was fielded in 1891. The team plays its home games at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Virginia. The Colonials are coached by Gregg Ritchie.

History

The George Washington University has won eight total conference championships since sponsoring a program. The program has had 43 players drafted since its inception.[3]

Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va., has been the home of GW baseball since the team relocated off The Ellipse in 1993. The facility underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2012 to install a new press box, concession area, dugouts, bullpens and stadium seating.[4]

In 2014, Ave Tucker, an alumnus and former center fielder, donated $2 million. The name of the facility was officially changed to Tucker Field in his honor. He graduated in 1977 from the George Washington University School of Business.[4]

All-time Coaching Records

The Colonials have had 12 coaches since 1950 when proper records were kept. The coach with the most all-time wins is Tom Walter with 275.[5]

Name Years Wins Losses Ties Win Pct. Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference Ties Conference Win Pct.
Bill Reinhart 1950–66 193 133 4 .585
Steve Korcheck 1967–71 62 62 0 .500
Bill Smith 1972–73, 75 48 45 0 .516
Bob Tallent 1974 18 20 0 .474
Mike Toomey 1976–80 102 82 0 .554
Dennis Brant 1981–82 34 41 0 .453 4 4 0 .500
Jim Goss 1983–84 42 52 1 .442 13 10 0 .565
John Castleberry 1985–91 185 158 5 .532 71 31 0 .696
Jay Murphy 1992–96 116 134 1 .462 61 42 0 .592
Tom Walter 1997–04 275 184 0 .599 109 60 0 .645
Steve Mrowka 2005–12 202 245 1 .451 94 109 0 .463
Gregg Ritchie 2013–present 229 220 0 .510 104 91 0 .533
Total 1,506 1,375 12 .523 456 347 .568

Year-by-year Home Results

The following is the home record of the Colonials since they relocated to Tucker Field.

Year Wins Losses Ties Win Pct.
1993 6 7 .462
1994 12 8 .667
1995 13 7 .650
1996 16 11 .593
1997 12 10 .545
1998 21 5 .808
1999 14 9 .609
2000 21 7 .750
2001 21 7 .750
2002 21 9 .700
2003 19 3 .864
2004 22 5 .815
2005 23 9 .719
2006 9 13 .409
2007 12 11 1 .522
2008 12 15 .444
2009 16 17 .485
2010 10 11 .476
2011 11 17 .393
2012 11 17 .393
2013 15 16 .484
2014 14 16 .467
2015 20 10 .667
2016 15 11 .577
2017 15 10 .600
2018 22 10 .688
2019 21 11 .656
2020 7 4 .636
Total 431 286 1 .601

See also

References

  1. ^ "Athletics logo - George Washington University". July 23, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "George Washington Colonials". d1baseball.com. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  3. ^ "GW Baseball Quick Facts" (PDF). George Washington Athletics.
  4. ^ a b "GW Dedicates Tucker Field at Barcroft Park".
  5. ^ Staff. "George Washington Baseball Record Book & Program History" (PDF). George Washington University. Retrieved 24 April 2020.