The Mason High varsity baseball team scraped out a pivotal win over district opponent Rappahannock on Wednesday, April 23, the first of two Bull Run District wins on that week.
Mason sophomore Brian Lubnow went the full seven innings, striking out five and allowing just five hits to earn the shutout. It was Lubnow's second victory of the season.
For all of Lubnow's prowess on the pitcher's mound, it looked like his teammates may hang him out to dry. The Mustangs failed to push any runners across until the sixth inning, when Evans Mandes plated Lonnie Millard. Lubnow then helped himself out, driving in Alex Prewitt. The two runs were all Lubnow needed.
There were no such offensive shortcomings on Friday, April 25, when the Mustangs exploded for 14 runs against Clarke County. The damage could have been even worse had the game not been called on account of darkness, making the 14-5 score final.
Prewitt led the Mustangs with a perfect day at the plate, going 4-for-4. Mason blew out to an 11-0 lead after three innings and never looked back.
The lone shortfall for the week was a 7-4 loss to Potomac School on Saturday. Potomac rallied from a 4-3 deficit in the sixth inning to slip past Mason, who left the bases loaded to end the game.
Millard paced the Mustangs at the plate with a 3-for-4 afternoon.
Tuesday's road game against Manassas Park was rained out and rescheduled for May 7. The Mustangs take the field Friday at home against Madison County for a 5 p.m. game, then welcome Strasburg on Tuesday, May 5 at the same time.