Softball Team Concludes Record-Breaking Regular Season

Posted: May 10, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason softball team defeated James Madison 3-2 in eight innings this week in the the last regular season game for the Patriots. With sophomore Miranda Fox on the mound, the Patriots improved to 39-17 on the season, 9-4 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).

The Patriots finish their regular season with the most wins in coach Beth Fulcher’s tenure at the university. Many other school records were broken this season, including team fielding percentage, team doubles, and team saves. There were also several individual records that were broken. Freshman sensation Stacy James finished with the record for batting average in a season, hitting .400 on the year, and breaking the previous record of .371. James also broke the record for the most hits in a season with 72, surpassing the old record of 60. Senior Linda Young also had an outstanding season, breaking four records, including home runs in a season, RBI in a season, doubles in a season, and season fielding percentage.

The Patriots head north to Hofstra today for the CAA tournament. George Mason clinched second place in the conference, and will receive a first-round bye in the tournament. The team’s first game begins at 4:30 p.m. today as they take on the winner between No. 3 seed Towson and No. 6 seed Drexel.

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