Towson knocks off George Mason to stay alive in CAA tournament

The Tigers, seeded sixth, beat the No. 4 seed and will play again tonight

May 24, 2012|Baltimore Sun staff

HARRISONBURG, VA. — After upsetting No. 4 seeded George Mason in the CAA baseball tournament this morning, No. 6 seeded Towson plays again tonight.

Freshman Brendan Butler was 3-for-3 and scored four runs and sophomore Zach Fisher was 3-for-6 and knocked in two runs in the Tigers' 16-8 victory over the Patriots. Towson, which lost to Delaware in 12 innings Wednesday night, will face the lowest-seeded one-loss team in the next round this evening.

Towson (27-30) eliminated George Mason (33-24) from the tournament.

In addition to the offensive fireworks by Butler and Fisher, catcher Andrew Parker, second baseman Pat Fitzgerald and outfielder Ben Winter knocked in three runs each. The Tigers' 16 runs were the most in a CAA tournament game since 2008.

Junior pitcher Michael Trionfo (11-3) gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings to earn the victory for Towson. His 11 wins lead the CAA.

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