Patriots Open Baseball Season at Nationally Ranked Tulane

Posted: February 13, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason baseball head coach Bill Brown and his Patriots will find out quickly what kind of team they have in 2003 as they open the season this weekend at nationally ranked Tulane University.

George Mason visits New Orleans for the first time as it meets the Green Wave, ranked 23rd by Collegiate Baseball and 25th by Baseball America, tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tulane is 3-0 after sweeping three games from Saint Joseph’s University last weekend.

“To be able to open the season against a team the caliber of Tulane is exciting for us,” says Brown, who enters his 22nd season at George Mason. “We think our pitching staff is one of our strengths, and we’ll find out quickly if that is the case. And getting a win on the road against a nationally ranked team would do wonders for our morale as we head into the season.”

Brown expects to send senior left-hander John Sterling to the mound Friday, followed by senior right-hander Chris Murray Saturday and sophomore lefty Jake Glanzmann Sunday. Those three were the heart of the George Mason rotation in 2002 as they started all 19 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) games for the Patriots, who finished 28-29 overall, 12-7 and in second place in the Colonial Division of the CAA.

“With the experience, the ability level, the commitment, and the intangibles this group possesses, I believe this team has the opportunity to be one of the best we’ve ever had here at George Mason,” says Brown.

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