Baseball Loses Early Lead, Falls to George Mason, 15-6
April 8, 2008
ARLINGTON, VA - George Washington baseball led 5-1 after two innings of play, but was outscored by George Mason 14-1 over the final seven innings as the Patriots rolled to a 15-6 non-conference win late Tuesday afternoon at Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA. Ryan Soares led the way for the visiting Patriots (14-17), hitting 5-for-6 with a grand slam home run and seven RBI.
Senior pitcher Brian Frazier (Allentown, PA/Emmaus) suffered the loss for GW, his first of the season. Mason starter Kris Mengle pitched the first seven innings and picked up the win.
GW scored four runs in the first inning, putting together three hits and took advantage of a pair of George Mason fielding errors. Junior 1B Tim Reeves, batting in the third-slot for the first time this season, singled sharply into center to drive in the first two runs.
After the Patriots scored a run in the second, the Colonials extended their lead to 5-1 on a bomb to right-center hit by Chris Marsicano, his third of the season. George Mason added two runs in the third with back-to-back singles, and then pushed across two more on a Justin Bour two-run single in the fourth to tie the game at five. GW momentarily took a 6-5 lead on Tom Zebroski's solo homer (4) in the bottom of the fifth, but was shutout the rest of the way.
George Mason scored three in the sixth inning, two in the seventh and another five in the eighth, four of which came on Ryan Soares' two-out grand-slam.
Tom Zebroski finished 2-for-4 with the homer and two runs scored.
George Washington plays at William & Mary Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m.