CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -
Mason dropped their final out of conference game of the season on Tuesday,
losing to the University of Virginia by a score of 5-1.
The Patriots were held scoreless until the seventh inning as
they saw UVA jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first
inning. The Cavaliers scored three runs
off three hits, including a solo homerun by the second baseman Cipollini.
Virginia added two more runs in the bottom of the third
inning by taking advantage of a fielding error by Mason with two outs. Two batters after the error occurred;
Virginia singled up the middle and scored two runs.
Mason showed resiliency by continuing to fight in the top of
the seventh inning and putting together a rally together a series of hits to
put their first run of the game on the board.
The inning began when freshman shortstop Brooke Blankenship singled to
center field and was eventually advanced to third on a single to right field by
junior Samantha Barney. First baseman
Reagan Doiron then stepped up to the plate and was able to deliver on an RBI
groundout to the shortstop.
However, Mason was unable to continue the rally in the top
of the seventh inning and eventually fell to Virginia after scoring just the
one run. The Patriots will now look to
make a push for the 4th seed in the CAA tournament when they host Georgia
State in a three game series taking place on Friday and Saturday to finish out
the regular season.