Welcome to MasonHoops.com

Jump in to the discussion! Sign up is easy, we want to hear what you have to say!

Sign Up

Baseball 2nd seed in A10 tournament

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Joe Shannon, May 21, 2018.

  1. Joe Shannon

    Joe Shannon All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    1,729
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    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!
    PDGL Hoops and Walter like this.
  2. MasonCrew

    MasonCrew Starter

    Likes Received:
    629
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    Good to see. They had an absolutely terrible start. Would be nice to seem them take this.
  3. The Great PATSby

    The Great PATSby Starter

    Likes Received:
    836
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    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

    Five Two Starter

    Likes Received:
    949
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    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. Joe Shannon

    Joe Shannon All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    1,729
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    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 Starter

    Likes Received:
    949
    Trophy Points:
    1,340
    Our James Mason Colonials lead 10-1 heading to the top of the 7th.
  7. PDGL Hoops

    PDGL Hoops Sixth Man

    Likes Received:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    420
    Mason hammered out 16 hits on their way to an 11-3 win.
    MasonFanatic likes this.
  8. Joe Shannon

    Joe Shannon All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    1,729
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    Play #3 seed Fordham tomorrow at 10am
  9. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    1,581
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Location:
    Central Illinois
    Mason scored 3 in the first - Good guys up 3-0 after 1.
  10. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

    Likes Received:
    1,581
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Location:
    Central Illinois
    Mason added another - going to the top of 7 and good guys up 4-0.
  11. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,072
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Mason survives a bases loaded chance by Fordham to retain their 4-0 lead.
    GMUYoda likes this.
  12. GMUYoda

    GMUYoda Starter

    Likes Received:
    177
    Trophy Points:
    768
    Last edited: May 24, 2018
  13. Joe Shannon

    Joe Shannon All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    1,729
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    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

    Washingtonian Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,072
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    Mason wins!

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

    GMUYoda Starter

    Likes Received:
    177
    Trophy Points:
    768
    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. Joe Shannon

    Joe Shannon All-Conference

    Likes Received:
    1,729
    Trophy Points:
    2,840
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    Tomorrow at noon vs SLU/Davidson
  17. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian Hall of Famer

    Likes Received:
    1,072
    Trophy Points:
    7,840
    We didn't play St. Louis this season.
  18. GMUYoda

    GMUYoda Starter

    Likes Received:
    177
    Trophy Points:
    768
  19. The Great PATSby

    The Great PATSby Starter

    Likes Received:
    836
    Trophy Points:
    1,320
    Seriously though, where the hell can we buy these baseball hats.
    JPgmuswim likes this.
  20. GMUYoda

    GMUYoda Starter

    Likes Received:
    177
    Trophy Points:
    768
    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

Share This Page