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Baseball 2nd seed in A10 tournament

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by GMUSig03, May 21, 2018.

  1. GMUSig03

    GMUSig03 All-Conference

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    Baseball, after a very rough start to the season (0-8), has been on a tear of late to surge into 2nd place in the A10.

    Mason is lead by Johnny Bench award semifinalist (top catcher), and the A10's leading hitter, Logan Driscoll, starting pitcher Zach Mort (2.38 era, took a no-hitter into the 8th this year) and closer Ryan Ricci (1.99 era), amongst others.

    Tournament is in Arlington this year (GW's home field) and Mason's first game is Wednesday at 1:30pm vs. GW. Winner faces winner of Fordham/VCU on Thursday.

    Bracket: http://www.atlantic10.com/fls/31600/pdfs/18-base-bracket.pdf?CONTENT_ID=2136465&DB_OEM_ID=31600

    Play hooky and go support the guys!
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    Good to see. They had an absolutely terrible start. Would be nice to seem them take this.
  3. The Great PATSby

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    Their A-10 schedule worked out this year. They didn't play Top Seeded St. Louis as well as 2nd Place Fordham (We won the tie breaker). None the less though, Bill Brown did a great job turning this team around.
  4. Five Two

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    Interesting A10 tourney set up. Duquesne is the only school that doesnt offer baseball. That leaves 13 schools, but the conference tourney only invites the top 7 and then gives the #1 seed a first round bye.

    Back in the day, the CAA invited 8 teams.

    An 8 team, double elimination tourney is a drain on a pitching staff and can really put the winning team at a disadvantage to start NCAAs just days later.

    I've seen the America East do a 4 team tourney. In low majors, thats probably best. The A10 is in the middle of the pack in baseball so I wouldn't go w 4 teams, but 8 teams is too many. I like 6 teams with the 1 and 2 seeds getting a first round bye. This 7 team set up is just weird, IMO.
  5. GMUSig03

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    Free live video through A10 for anyone who wants to watch, just got underway. Took less than 2 minutes for them to call us the Colonials, though a little more understandable when we are playing GW.
  6. Five Two

    Five Two All-Conference

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    Our James Mason Colonials lead 10-1 heading to the top of the 7th.
  7. PDGL Hoops

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    Mason hammered out 16 hits on their way to an 11-3 win.
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  8. GMUSig03

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    Play #3 seed Fordham tomorrow at 10am
  9. dr. gunnie

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    Mason scored 3 in the first - Good guys up 3-0 after 1.
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    dr. gunnie Gmutom's Protégé Staff Member

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    Mason added another - going to the top of 7 and good guys up 4-0.
  11. Washingtonian

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    Mason survives a bases loaded chance by Fordham to retain their 4-0 lead.
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  13. GMUSig03

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    Going into top of 9th, still 4-0, 3 outs away from advancing to semifinals vs SLU/Davidson winner!

    *Make that 2 outs away!
  14. Washingtonian

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    Mason wins!

    They get the winner of St. Louis and Davidson at noon tomorrow.
  15. GMUYoda

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    Nice shutout by Mason in the 4-0 win over Fordham... play the winner of the SLU/Davidson game tomorrow afternoon at noon

    Mason was 1-2 against Davidson this season... don't think we played SLU this year
  16. GMUSig03

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    Tomorrow at noon vs SLU/Davidson
  17. Washingtonian

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    We didn't play St. Louis this season.
  18. GMUYoda

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  19. The Great PATSby

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    Seriously though, where the hell can we buy these baseball hats.
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  20. GMUYoda

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    Good question... I'll see if I can lean on my Dad. He played baseball for Mason back in the 80s and he knows the coach Bill Brown

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