The Colonial Athletic Association has released their current players of the week for the period ending on March 12th. George Mason first baseman Justin Bour had a great week in which he went 10-20 at the plate for a .500 average to pick up the Player of the Week award. He also picked up seven home runs on the week (three grand slams), nine runs scored, and only drove in 19 runs. Jeff Hatcher of UNC-Wilmington picked up the Pitcher of the Week award with a complete game three hit shutout on Saturday over VCU. Hatcher’s teammate Daniel Cropper picked up the Rookie of the Week with a 8.1 innings of work on Sunday while only giving up three runs.
William & Mary picked up a 9-3 victory over Northeastern to take the series two games to one. Pat Kantakevich pitched 7.0 innings while scattering ten hits and three runs to pick up the victory.
William & Mary Recap
Game 1 Delaware 9 Towson 8
Game 2 Towson 9 Delaware 8
The Delaware Blue Hens and Towson Tigers split a doubleheader on Sunday each won a game by the same exact score of 9-8.
Hofstra 9 George Mason 7
The Hofstra Pride picked up their first win in the CAA with a 9-7 victory over George Mason. Matt Prokopowicz went 2 for 2 in the victory with a homer, three runs scored, and two RBI in the victory.
The George Mason Patriots took out the number 1 ranked Clemson Tigers on Saturday by a score of 5-1. They received a magical pitching performance from Mike Modica who gave up only one hit in six innings of work to pick up the victory. George Mason Head Coach Bill Brown was quoted after the game saying it was the greatest victory in school history. Chris Romanow picked up two hits for the Patriots while driving in a run. Jason Bour hit a three run homer in the sixth to provide all the runs the Patriots would need on the day. David Kopp pitched very well letting up four hits in 5.0 scoreless innings.
The George Mason Patriots will take on the top ranked Clemson Tigers this weekend in a three game set. The pitching match up this weekend will be J.J. Pannell of George Mason facing P.J. Zocchi of Clemson on Friday evening. Saturday’s match up will be Matt Modica (GM) facing David Kopp (Clemson) and the final game of the series will be Ryan Brecko (GM) facing Ryan Hinson (Clemson). This should be an interesting series since George Mason always has a strong team and both teams are opening the season this weekend.