Adam Woodard

Mason baseball ends 10-game losing streak with 4-2 win over Towson

It was a great day to be a Patriot on Saturday when George Mason University took on Towson University.

The Patriots (13-22, 5-12 CAA) were able to put their 10-game losing streak behind them as the offense finally came alive, propelling the struggling squad to a 4-2 victory over Towson.

The Tigers (18-17, CAA 8-6) fought hard all game, until giving up four runs in the bottom of the eighth. Starting pitcher Paul Beers threw a gem of a game for 7 strong innings until Mason’s pitcher-catcher tandem of Anthony Montefusco and Patrick Esposito got the best of him.

Towson assembles seven-run sixth inning to hold off Mason, 10-6

The weather was warm, but the bats stayed cold at Spuhler Field on Friday for the first game of George Mason University’s three-game series against Towson University.

Towson (18-16, 8-5 CAA) executed their small-ball approach almost perfectly, taking advantage of a seemingly disorganized Mason defense, for a 10-6 victory.

The Patriots (12-22, 4-12 CAA) lost control of the game in the sixth, giving up an onslaught of seven runs. Despite a three hit, two double performance from junior right fielder Josh Leemhuis, Mason continued to struggle at the plate.

Mason drops series rubber match against JMU, 5-2

You’d expect the rubber match of a series between two rivals to be an exciting, edge-of-your-seat slugfest, right? Sunday’s series finale between George Mason University and James Madison University, not so much.

The Patriots’ (11-12, 4-5 CAA) struggles on offense continued for the second straight game, dropping the series to JMU in a 5-2 bore-fest.

The Dukes (13-9, 6-2 CAA) continued to produce on offense, thanks for a multi-hit game from four different players.

James Madison's five-run ninth inning downs the Patriots, 11-4

The old adage says “when it rains, it pours,” and that seemed to be the theme for the game between George Mason University and James Madison University on Saturday afternoon.

The Patriots (11-11, 4-4 CAA) fell to the Dukes of JMU, 11-4 in what was a bipolar-type game for both sides.

JMU (12-9, 5-2 CAA) earned their 11 runs thanks to a six-run third inning and a devastating five-run ninth inning. The Patriots scored on a Tommy Vitaletti three-run homerun in the third inning, followed by a Ray Toto solo shot in the fourth.

Mason baseball wraps up weekend series with 7-4 win over Fairfield

The theme for Sunday’s game between George Mason and Fairfield seemed to be “anything you can do, I can do better” as both teams battled in the series finale at Spuhler Field.

When Fairfield would score in the top half of the inning, Mason would respond. Fairfield would set down the side in order, and Mason would do the same. In the end, Mason came out on top to beat Fairfield 7-4 in what was a back and forth matchup all day long.

Fairfield outlasts Patriots, 5-3 in extra inning finish

The Patriots found themselves in a struggle Saturday, battling the snow and late-inning resurgence from the Fairfield Stags.

Spuhler Field resembled a snow globe in the late innings of the game, as George Mason (5-4) fell to Fairfield (3-2) 5-3 in a marathon game that lasted 11 innings.

“It just stings. It stings in the end when you have opportunities and you can’t come through,” said junior Blaise Fernandez, who smoked a line drive right to the Fairfield third baseman, ending the game with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th.

Tobin's hot bat lifts Patriots to sweep of Iona in Sunday doubleheader

The George Mason faithful had their brooms on hand in hopes of a series sweep against Iona College on Sunday.

The Patriots didn’t disappoint.

Mason (3-3) took all three games against Iona (1-5) at Spuhler Field this weekend, including two big wins in Sunday’s double-header. 

The Patriots dominated on the mound and in the batter’s box in the first game of the doubleheader, winning 13-1. The game featured outstanding performances from juniors Jared Gaynor and Tucker Tobin.

Lady Patriots open three-game home stand with 60-51 loss to Northeastern Huskies

It was a frigid night outside and inside the Patriot Center on Tuesday night, as the Patriots went cold and fell to the Northeastern University Huskies, 60-51.

The Patriots (6-10,1-4) were off to a blistering start, capitalizing on early jumpers thanks to weaknesses in the Huskies 2-3 zone. Senior guard Rahneeka Saunders, who finished with 17 points and five assists, led Mason to a 15-8 lead after six minutes of play.

However, the Huskies (11-6, 4-2) quickly used their size advantage down low and fought back to tie the game just three minutes later.