Welcome to the A-10: 2014 Mason Softball

Last week, Mason softball opened the 2014 campaign in South Carolina, taking on Ball State and USC Upstate in tournament play.

The team, coached by Joe Verbanic, faces an entirely new set of conference opponents, as the move to the Atlantic 10 starts new rivalries with the likes of George Washington, St. Joseph’s, and the University of Massachusetts.

Despite being selected to finish seventh in the conference preseason poll, Mason returns 19 of 22 from the 2013 roster.

Softball splits double-header with Howard

Junior Rachael Davies eyes down a pitch from Howard University during Wednesday's double-header. The Patriots won the first contest before dropping the second. (John Powell)

Softball splits double-header with Delaware

The George Mason Softball team split their double-header with Delaware Saturday afternoon on their home turf. The Patriots went on to win the first game by a score of 1-0, before dropping the final game, 2-0. The team has been involved in seven shutouts over its past seven games, including these two contests. They struggled to a record of 2-5 over those seven games.