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George Mason smashes Herd on diamond, 9-4

February 17, 2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla.— George Mason University (2-0) sent 10 hitters to the plate in the first inning and scored six times on three hits Saturday on the way to a 9-4 baseball victory over Marshall University.

Marshall starting pitcher Brady Choban was replaced after getting one out.

Thundering Herd third baseman Shane Hanon doubled in the sixth inning and scored on catcher Zach Inskeep’s single.

The Herd (0-2) collected 10 hits at Osceola Stadium and put up three runs in the eighth inning on RBI singles by shortstop Elvis Peralta and left fielder Tucker Linder.

Marshall played the Pittsburgh Panthers in a later game.

Second baseman Geordon Blanton hit the first pitch of the season out of the park Friday, but Milwaukee beat the Herd, 5-3.

Milwaukee scored four in the third inning when Joe Vys-kocil homered. Herd catcher Rey Pastrana was 2 for 4 and one run batted in.

Marshall’s final game of the weekend is 10:30 a.m. Sunday against Iowa.

Tennis

BARBOURSVILLE — Penn State (5-1) plays Marshall (2-6) in women’s tennis at 11 a.m. Sunday inside the Huntington Tennis Club.

Softball

CONWAY, S.C. — Hannah Giammarino’s two-run homer in the sixth inning helped Marshall defeat Eastern Kentucky 8-4 in a softball game Saturday at the Battle of the Beach tournament. Abigail Tolbert was the winning pitcher.

Marshall (6-2) played a later Saturday game against Presbyterian and faces Towson at 9:15 a.m. Sunday.