Mason Defeats ODU, 6-1
March 26, 2005
NORFOLK, VA--Stacen Gant, a first team All-CAA pitcher last year scattered four hits and fanned eight over seven innings to help lead George Mason (14-6/5-1) to a 6-1 CAA victory over Old Dominion (15-15/0-2) Saturday evening. Senior Evan Chipman (Raleigh, NC.) had two hits on the day for ODU.
Mason took a, 3-0 lead in the fourth as Robby Jacobsen singled home Adam Innerst, and last night's hero Matt Barrett singled home Chris Fournier and Jacobsen with two outs.
In the ODU sixth, Evan Chipman doubled, then scored from third on Bryan Cipolla's (Plainview, NY.) sacrifice fly. ODU also threatened with two outs in the fifth inning on back-to-back singles by Justin Gregula (Washington, PA.) and Jesse Schoendienst (Belcamp, MD.).
Mason scored three more in the seventh with two outs as Chris Looze singled home Tyler Youngs and Matt York. Matt Cooksey then scored on a passed ball.
Gant, leads the CAA with a 5-0 record held ODU hitless until two outs in the fifth. Jared Petrovich pitched the last two innings for Mason. ODU starter Bryan Hansen (Vass, NC.) fanned seven in seven-plus innings, while David Wagner (Johnstown, PA.) fanned two in relief. The two teams complete the conference series Sunday at 2 p.m.
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