ANNAPOLIS, Md. –
The George Mason baseball team had its five-game winning streak come to an end, falling to Navy 11-2 on Wednesday at Max Bishop Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
Mason (17-21, 6-3 A-10) fell behind in the first inning when Navy (30-12, 10-2 Patriot League) sent nine batters to the plate and scored four runs against starter Brock Hunter
The Midshipmen collected five singles and took advantage of an error to take a 4-0 lead. Only one run in the inning was an earned run.
In the bottom of the fourth, Navy put runners on first and second with a hit-by-pitch and a walk and plated two runs on two wild pitches to extend the lead to 6-0.
The Midshipmen added a run in the home half of the fifth with a RBI single to make the score 7-0 and then batted around in the eighth, scoring four more runs to extend the advantage to 11-0.
Mason got on the scoreboard in the ninth. Junior Tyler Nelin
led off with a single to center and with one out, sophomore Tim Quinn
singled through the left side to put runners on first and second.
Sophomore Alejandro Aponte
followed with a RBI single, with Nelin racing home from second to make the score 11-1. With two outs, junior Michael Smith
knocked in a run with a single as Navy went on to win 11-2.
Hunter (1-4) allowed six runs, three earned, on six hits over 3.1 innings in his seventh start of the season. Freshman Jakob Ryan
surrendered one run on five hits in 2.2 innings of work. Junior Garett Driscoll
allowed four runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning out of the bullpen.
Sophomore Greg Popatak II
went 2-for-4 with his ninth double of the season. Nelin finished 2-for-4 and scored a run. Aponte and Smith each went 1-for-4 and drove in a run. The Patriots finished with nine hits, eight singles and a double.
The Patriots are back in action this weekend, hosting St. Bonaventure in an Atlantic 10 series with game one on Friday at Spuhler Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m.