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Mayers' offensive outburst not enough for Spiders against Xavier

Richmond, VA (WWBT)- Based on this weekend's series against Xavier, there isn't much that Spiders' pitcher/ first baseman Jacob Mayers can't do.  After firing a ten-inning complete game on Friday in a win against Xavier, Mayers did the damage with his bat on Sunday, but this time the Musketeers would have the last laugh.

Mayers went 3-for-5 with the plate with two doubles, a home run and five RBI, but it wasn't enough, as Xavier prevailed, 7-5, in ten innings.  The Musketeers jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, before Mayer ripped a two-RBI double to get the Spiders on the board in the bottom of the third.  The Hanover product would strike again in the fifth, belting an RBI double down the right field line to plate another run and trim the Xavier lead to 5-3.  That would remain the score until the bottom of the ninth, when Mayers stepped up with a man on and hit a game-tying two-run homer off the left field foul pole, giving Richmond new life.  Xavier, however, would respond when it had to.  The Musketeers tallied two runs on three hits in the top of the tenth, and Richmond could not respond in their half of the frame.

The Spiders fall to 16-13 on the year, 3-3 in the Atlantic 10, and will head to William and Mary on Tuesday.  Richmond returns to conference action at Pitt Field next weekend when George Washington visits.

VCU, meanwhile, could not avoid the series sweep, falling to George Mason, 4-2, for its third straight loss. 

After being shut out on Saturday, the Rams tallied the first run of the game on Sunday in the first inning to take the early 1-0 lead, thanks to Bill Cullen's triple and Jordan Weymouth's RBI groundout.  George Mason, however, did all it needed to do in the top of the fourth, pushing across all four of its runs.  VCU would pull closer with a run in the seventh, but that would round out the scoring.

The Rams fall to 17-15 on the year, 6-9 in CAA play, and host VMI on Tuesday at The Diamond.  VCU returns to conference play next weekend with a series at Delaware.

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