George Mason took on Georgetown University for their last in-conference series of the fall season. Game one was a battle of the pitchers, going into extra innings with a score of 0-0. Mason’s game 1 pitcher, Jimmy Nicholas, was dominant through all 8 innings, accumulating 12 strikeouts and giving up just 2 hits and 2 walks. Mason went into the bottom of the 8th inning, still scoreless, and won on a bases loaded walk off single by Ryan Klein, for a final score of 1-0.
Game two started out with lights-out pitching by Joshua Carpenter, with 6 strikeouts in Georgetown’s first 9 batters. Mason jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning, continuing into the 3rd inning to give Mason a 2-0 lead at the end of the 3rd. In the top of the 4th, Georgetown tied the game with a 2-run RBI double, which was answered by Mason in the bottom of the 5th by Adam Easter with a solo home run to put the Patriots up 1, followed by 2 more runs scored later in the inning. Georgetown ended up scoring 3 in the top of the 6th, to tie the game at five. The tie was short lived, though, thanks to a go ahead bases-clearing double in the bottom of the 6th by Andrew Clifford to put the Patriots up 3, 8-5. Adam Easter came in to close and threw 3 straight strikeouts in the top of the 7th to end the game.