Jaycox Hurls Gem and Krieger Goes Yard in 2-0 Win Over ODU
May 6, 2007
Dan Jaycox had his best start of the season and Scott Krieger provided a clutch hit in the bottom of the sixth as the Patriots were able to defeat Old Dominion, 2-0 in seven innings in the opener of a doubleheader on Sunday. The loss dropped Old Dominion into a first-place tie atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings while Mason remains in fourth place.
Jaycox allowed just one hit in six innings while walking two and striking out eight. In the bottom of the sixth, Mason, which had just three hits on the day, got a leadoff single from Spencer Wiggins, and after a sacrifice bunt by Chris Fournier moved the runner into scoring position, Krieger delivered with his 19th home run of the season, knocking a two-strike pitch over the wall in centerfield.
Jordan Flasher pitched the ninth for Mason earning his 14th save of the season. Having already set the Mason single-season school record, Flasher now has the second-most productive season by a closer in CAA history. He got a big hand from Krieger who caught a long fly ball against the wall for the second out in the seventh. Despite two hits and an error in the inning, Flasher kept ODU off the board.
Old Dominion's lone hit came in the first inning off the bat of Mike Zahm. Zahm nearly popped out in foul ground earlier in the at-bat but after the wind played havoc with the ball, it fell foul. He followed with a single and that was the only reason Jaycox didn't take the mound in the seventh looking for the third no-hitter in school history.
Mason and Old Dominion will conclude the series with the second game of the doubleheader at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday.