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Mason baseball travels to Georgia State for first CAA action

Mason baseball opens CAA play in Atlanta against Georgia State this weekend (Photo courtesy of Mason Athletics). 

The George Mason University baseball team travels to Atlanta this weekend for their first taste of Colonial Athletic Association action against Georgia State University. The Patriots enter the weekend series with a record of 6-5, while the Panthers, rank second in the CAA with a record of 8-5.

Mason is powered by junior catcher Tucker Tobin, who leads the CAA with four home runs, and was named CAA player of the week on Feb. 26. Georgia St. meanwhile is led offensively by freshman outfielder Josh Merrigan, who leads the CAA in hits and ranks second in the conference in RBIs — tied with Tobin at 13.

Hunter, Panthers dominate Patriots, 78-60 in last meeting as conference foes

As the final fireworks crackled above the Mason Pond Saturday night, R.J. Hunter emerged from the depths of the Patriot Center. A small cut near his right eye winced as a smile stretched across his youthful, freshman face.

And for good reason.

He had much to be pleased with after scoring 25 points for his Georgia State University Panthers, who spoiled George Mason University's homecoming in a dominating 78-60 win. 

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Though the George Mason men's basketball team has seen its share of highs and lows during this season, the annual homecoming game tends to work in the Patriots' favor. The packed Patriot Center gives the home team an essential advantage, making the venue one of the most home-friendly atmospheres in the Colonial Athletic Association. 

Women's volleyball enters CAA competition with dominating win against Georgia State

In front of a crowd of nearly 300 people on Friday night, the George Mason University women’s volleyball team began their CAA conference season and had the start they were looking for.

Facing the Georgia State Panthers at the RAC in Fairfax, the lady Patriots won in straight sets (25-23, 25-20, 28-26). With that result Mason improved to 1-0 in the conference and 3-11 overall, while Georgia State fell to 0-1 in the conference and 2-11 overall.

Baseball takes weekend series from Georgia State with win Sunday

In a home series against the Georgia State Panthers (13-16, 5-4 CAA) over the weekend, the George Mason Patriots (18-11, 6-6 CAA) took two out of three against their conference rivals. They won the first game 6-3 on Friday, but dropped the second game 8-3 on Saturday. The Patriots looked to keep up their momentum and come out victorious Sunday.