In 2014, the George Washington University baseball team had a memorable season, winning the Atlantic 10 Conference championship and making its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2002.
The team had a strong regular season, finishing with a record of 31-25 overall and 17-7 in conference play. They were led by standout players such as catcher Eric Kalman, outfielder Owen Beightol, and starting pitcher Luke Staub.
In the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament, the Colonials defeated La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, and Rhode Island to advance to the championship game against VCU. In a dramatic game that went into extra innings, George Washington came out on top, winning by a score of 10-9 to claim the conference championship.
The championship victory earned the team an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they faced off against Maryland in the regional round. Despite a valiant effort, the Colonials were ultimately eliminated from the tournament, losing by a score of 4-2.
The 2014 season marked a significant achievement for the George Washington baseball program, as it was the first time the team had won a conference championship and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in over a decade. It was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the players and coaches, and it remains a proud moment in the history of the program.