Mason Head Coach Adam Amerine’s prognostication that senior Mike Straub was pitching in top form was born out last Friday when the lanky Mustang hurler no-hit the Falls Church High School Jaguars in a 10-0, six-inning victory.
Straub struck out 11 on the night, and helped himself out at the plate as well, belting a two-run home run in the fourth.
Mason broke open a 1-0 game with a bases-loaded double by Andrew Lieber in the third inning.
The no-hitter is the second in two seasons for the Mason program, as last year then-senior Byron Mendenhall acomplished the feat against Wakefield.
The win over Falls Church was the first of two straight for the Mustangs, who previously fell 13-3 to Broad Run on March 26.
On Monday, Mason rallied with three runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull out a 7-5 victory over Briar Woods.
Sophomore Brian Lubnow earned his first varsity win with a four-inning relief stint.
“Brian rebounded pretty well from his start against Broad Run,” Amerine said. “He definitely did a better job keeping the ball down and working ahead [in the count].”
Straub and Mike Ward led the offense with two RBI apiece.