By Joey Merkel
After ending the regular season 20-10, with a 12-6 conference record, the University of Mary Washington men’s baseball team earned a number three seed in the end of the year CAC playoffs tournament.
Tuesday, the Eagles faced off against Villa Julie College. Sophomore right-hander Andrew Cox was given the start for the first game of the tournament.
With the opportunity, Cox threw eight and two-thirds innings, compiling ten strikeouts and only walking four batters. Senior Seth Kaas came in in the ninth inning and earned the save.
The Eagles came out firing, getting four runs in the second inning.
Freshman Eric Rehbein and sophomore Seamus Bergen led the hitting attack going five for seven with three runs and two RBIs between them.
The 8-5 win against Villa Julie was not only a playoff win. The win also signified the team’s 500th win in the program’s history.
The Eagles will look to collect their 501st win today at 3:30 p.m. against Wesley College at the Battlegrounds.
One more win by the Eagles will get them into the CAC Championship game.