Junior first baseman Mark Tracy, son of former Los Angeles Dodger and Pittsburgh Pirate manager Jim Tracy, led Duquesne's offense with a 2-for-4, 2 RBI outing including his team-leading sixth home run. Sophomore center fielder Andrew Heck was 2-for-3 on the afternoon.
Freshman starting pitcher Michael Pelekanos (1-3) was charged with the loss.
The Dukes are now 2-6 in Atlantic 10 competition, 6-23 overall while Charlotte comes in at 2-7, 16-12.
Charlotte scored two in the first and another pair in the second to take a 4-0 lead. Tracy hit a one-out home run to left-center in the third that cut the deficit to 4-1.
The 49ers, who had 19 hits including three homers today, responded with four in the fourth and added another in the fifth to extend their advantage to 9-1.
Tracy's no out single in the bottom of the fifth plated Heck who had led off the frame with a one-base hit and moved to third on junior right fielder Derek Fallecker's single. The Pepperdine-transfer scored for the second time on winning pitcher Patrick Lawson's (3-2) wild pitch, the score now 9-3.
Lawson and mop-up reliever Tim Lysaught held DU to two hits the rest of the way while their teammates added 11 more runs over the final four innings for the 20-3 final score.
Duquesne next takes a trip to northeastern Ohio for a game with the Horizon League's Cleveland State (9-16) on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. at The Pipe Yard in Lorain, Ohio. The Dukes return to A-10 play with a three-game weekend series with Fordham (6-2, 10-16) starting Friday, April 10th at 3:00 p.m.