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Pitching a Bright Spot for Mason in Fla.

Head Coach Adam Amerine may not have been too pleased with the plethora of errors that derailed otherwise solid efforts by his George Mason High School varsity baseball team during its series of spring games in Bradenton, Fla., but the Mustangs still returned from the Sunshine State looking at the sunny side.

“Our pitching is going to be our strength,” said Amerine, whose team squared off against local powers Oakton and Robinson, in addition to two out-of-state teams. “Mike Straub pitched like a number one, striking out 16 in his start down there.”

Some rusty glove work contributed to losses against Oakton (10-3), Robinson (13-2) and Monsignor Farrell of Staten Island New York (7-0), the latter Amerine labeled the best team he's seen in 15 years. The Mustangs tied Wyomissing Area (Penn.) 2-2.

Mason returned to action Wednesday on the road against Broad Run for the second of two meetings this season. The Mustangs dropped the first contest, 2-1, just before departing for Florida. Falls Church High School will make the short trip up Route 7 to face the Mustangs this Friday at 4:30 p.m.

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