Dukes Take One of Three in Final Series
May 22, 2010
The Duquesne University baseball team wrapped up its 2010 season by winning one of three contests at Fordham May 20-22. The Dukes finished the season with a 16-40 overall record and a 10-17 mark in Atlantic 10 play.
On Friday, the Dukes ran away with a 14-2 triumph, giving head coach Mike Wilson his University best 345th career victory. In the game, Andrew Heck went 3-4 with three RBI and two runs scored while Chris Happ was also 3-4 with two runs scored and one knocked in. Rick Devereaux had a pair of doubles and three runs batted in, Carson had two hits and two runs scored and Jared Bowser had a hit, two runs scored and two RBI.
Senior Paul Bugajski, pitching in his final collegiate game, earned his second straight win, tossing six innings while yielding just two hits and one run. In his final two outings, he went 13 1/3 innings with just three runs allowed.
In Saturday evening's season finale, the Red and Blue suffered a 9-3 loss as Fordham clinched a berth in the Atlantic 10 Championship. Heck had two of the Dukes' three hits, going 2-3 with a sacrifice fly. Joe Lombardo was 1-3 with a run scored.
Heck finished the season with 91 hits, a new Duquesne record, which he set in his first at-bat of the evening with his 90th hit. He also improved his school record for doubles, with his 25th in the first inning. Heck also led the Dukes with 49 RBI and was second with 10 home runs. He finished the season with a .408 batting average, the highest by a Duquesne player since 1999 when Nick Danzuso hit .428 and B.J. Barns hit .456.