By Carol Sly
On a spring evening Monday, the George Mason High School junior varsity baseball team hosted Madison County in what started as a close contest but ended in a drubbing.
Mason scored first and led 1-0 after one, but the Mountaineers answered and the top of the second inning ended at 1-1 with runners left on base. In the third inning, Mustang Ryan Henderson led off with a bunt and his teammates worked him and others in to add to the score. The scoring ended at 5-1 with a run on a single by Grinden Collins.
The Mountaineers looked like they would add runs in the fourth. They had bases loaded before Collins struck a batter out for the second out and then a Mountaineer hit a hard line drive that was caught to end the inning.
It turned out to be Madison’s last chance – the Mustangs blew things open in the bottom of the 4th to take a decisive 9-1 lead. Thomas Creed started things off with a well hit single. The Mustangs then had a combination of deep singles scoring one and two runners, John Asel was hit by a pitch while showing bunt and some walks also brought in runs. Mason added to the score in the next inning ending the game at 14-1.
The Mustangs followed up Monday’s win with a 22-0 victory over Manassas Park Tuesday night.
The JV squad was in action tonight against Washington-Lee but results were unavailable at press time. Next up for Mason, a road game against Rappahannock at 7 p.m. this Friday.