While Roth was certainly acting more than a bit in jest after George Mason's 10-0 rout of Dominion, he was telling the truth in regards to Mason's pitching. Sophomore Max Kaplow pitched a stellar game, pitching three perfect innings and allowing only three hits before the game was ended in the fifth inning due to the slaughter rule. Kaplow also contributed with his bat, and got the team fired up with an encouraging scream of "Go Evans [Mandes]!" early on.
While Mason couldn't push across any runs in the first, they lit it up in the second and third, scoring four and five times respectively. In the second, junior Tyler Duncan got the inning started with a single, and a sacrifice bunt by Mandes and a passed ball moved him to third. Then, senior Michael Wolfe executed a perfect suicide squeeze, not only scoring Duncan but advancing to first base safely. Sophomore Stephen Lubnow hit a two-run double, and scored off of a stolen base and an error.
The only real drama for Kaplow was towards the end of the third inning, when he engaged in a double-digit pitch at bat with a Dominion batter before finally striking him out to end the inning.
During Mason's half of the inning, Duncan got an RBI single, Roth got a two-run double, and Lubnow got a two-run single to make the score 9-0.
In the fourth, Kaplow got a base hit, and Duncan got yet another RBI single to make the score 10-0 and put the game to rest.
Mason's record now stands at 4-5, and travel to Madison County on Friday.
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