Mason Bats and Bullpen on a Roll

Chris BrooksCorrespondent IApril 2, 2009

I went to my first Mason baseball game of this young season on Tuesday. I had to go to cover it for a class, but I wanted to go because our team is very talented and all I hear is good things and a bright future.

I get there mid-game and the visiting Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers were keeping it tight with Mason.

Mount actually went ahead in the sixth inning 3-2, but this Mason team always has an answer, especially in the back third of the game.

Mason tied it in the bottom half of the 6th, then proceeded to score twice in the bottom of the 7th to take the 5-3 lead, which would be the final score.

I spoke with head coach Bill Brown after the game and asked him about his team's offensive production, particularly in the last few innings.

"Every game we play, we’ll always be in position to win in the back-third of the game," Brown said. "We have a ton of confidence and the biggest job [for me] is to make sure we’re ready to play."

He is right. They always have a chance to win any game they play in. Mason went to 20-5 after the victory, the quickest any Mason team has reached 20 wins. They also extended their home-win streak to 16, the longest-active streak in the NCAA.

Yesterday, Mason defeated Georgetown 6-1 at Spuhler Field to extend the streak to 17 and they are putting themselves in prime position as the conference play heats up.

Mason is currently 4-2 in the CAA, ranking them 2nd behind UNC-Wilmington. They have this rainy day off, but will be back at home tomorrow, hosting the Seahawks from UNCW. It's a 3-game set, so come down to watch this team, located next to the field house.

They have what it takes to go deep into the post-season, considering their bats and bullpen production. Let's hope they can keep it up.