Baseball Scores Early Runs and Holds Off Towson for 5-4 Win
April 6, 2008
Towson, Md. - The George Mason baseball team snapped a four-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon when the Patriots scored five runs in the first three innings and then held off Towson over the final six as Mason beat the Tigers, 5-4.
Mason scored in the first when Chris Henderson and Justin Bour hit two-out singles and Scott Krieger brought home Henderson with a single to left. Towson tied the game in the bottom of the inning behind a walk and a double. Mason took the lead for good in the second behind the game's lone error.
Ryan Uphouse walked, Brent Weiss reached on an error and both scored on a Ryan Soares home run to make it 4-1. Towson got two runs back in the bottom of the second. A solo homer led off the inning and two singles and a walk loaded the bases with two outs. A hit batter forced in the inning's second run to make it 4-3.
Mason's final run came in the third when Scott Krieger led off the inning with a solo homer. Towson scored its final run in the seventh. A leadoff double and a single made it 5-4 and chases Mason starter Dan Gerjets. Ryan Brecko came on and he got a double play and a fly ball out to end the threat. He earned his first save by pitching three perfect innings. Gerjets improved to 4-1 with six innings of work.
Mason will next take the field on Tuesday when they play in Arlington against George Washington at 3 p.m.