ORLANDO, FL – The George Mason softball team fell to Boston College and UCF in the UCF Tournament today. The Patriots fell 9-1 to Boston College in the first game and 10-1 to UCF in the second game.
The Patriots got off to a hot start after Casey Price opened the second inning with a triple. Freshman Liz Seymour then singled to center field to bring in Price and score the first run of the game. However, Mason was unable to contain the Boston College offense as the Eagles scored nine unanswered runs to win the game in five innings.
Freshman Jess Middleton got the start on the mound for the Green and Gold and pitched 2.1 innings, while Casey Herring pitched the final innings in relief. Allyson Frei picked up the win for the Eagles and pitched three innings, giving up the lone Patriot run. Jordan Weed pitched two innings in relief. Taylor Coroneos had a big game for Boston College as she finished with a team-high three RBI on two hits.
Sarah Kleinfelter and UCF's Shelby Turnier were locked in a pitching duel for the first three innings of the game. However, the Knights broke the deadlock by scoring eight runs in the fourth inning. The Patriots were able to get one run back in the fifth inning to make the score 8-1. Samantha McCloskey hit a two-run homerun in the sixth inning to increase the lead to 10-1 and end the game.
Mary O'Connor, Brooke Blankenship, Angela Maioran, and McKenzie Jones were each able to pick up a hit for the Green and Gold. Christina Gabriele and Middleton pitched in relief for the Patriots. Turnier picked up the win for the Knights after giving up just one hit in four innings.
The Patriots take on Boston College for the final game of the UCF Tournament tomorrow at 10 a.m. Mason hits the road again next weekend to take part in the USC Upstate Tournament in Spartanburg, South Carolina.