BY DOMENIC ALLEGRA, ASSISTANT, SPORTS EDITOR
Baseball won in their opening day game for the first time since 2014, taking on the University of Iowa.
The Patriots scored three runs in the bottom of the third with help from junior Logan Driscoll, who finished with a two-run home run. Iowa scored a run in the top of the fifth, when junior Austin Martin hit a solo home run to cut the lead to 3-1.
Mason finished with four runs over the next five innings, three of which they scored in the bottom of the seventh. The game ended with the Patriots winning by a score of 7-2.
Softball fell 9-7 to South Dakota on their opening day but won 5-3 their first game of the season against Central Arkansas.
The Patriots were losing by five runs before Mason tallied a couple runs in the third and fifth. The first home run of the season was hit by Adriana Erickson, while sophomore Marissa Butts hit her first career home run.
In their second game of the day, Mason won their first game of the season, led by Marina Vitalich and Bekah Ansbro, who struck out seven batters.
Men’s Volleyball has finished their last seven games with six wins, four of which were 3-0 sweeps.
After defeating No. 15, Purdue Fort Wayne by a score of 3-0, the Patriots were then defeated by No. 11, Ball State University in a five-set match by a score of a 3-2.
Mason still ranks No.13 in the country, and will take on Penn State on Feb. 22.