The George Mason University Patriots (42-10, 19-5) scorched the Old Dominion University Monarchs for nine runs in the 3rd inning as they went on to defeat their opponent 11-5, winning the first two games of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament for the first time since 1995. Center fielder Spencer Wiggins went 3-for-6 with five RBIs, including his third home run of the season. Not known for his power, Wiggins doubled in Mason’s first run, and later in the 3rd inning, he swatted at the 2-1 pitch and sent it over the right field wall to give Mason a 9-1 lead after the Monarchs scored first in the 1st inning. Second baseman Ryan Soares also homered for Mason in the 3rd inning. Wiggins added another RBI double in the 7th inning, and Mason held on at the end. Pitcher Mike Modica (11-1) threw for 6-1/3 innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out six batters. He needs one more win to match the school record for wins in a season. Mason will take on the Georgia State University Panthers, who also won their first two games of the CAA Tournament, with the winner advancing to the final.