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Mason tennis standout commits to Ivy League school

Mason tennis standout Niraj Komatineni will get a chance to enjoy his senior season.

Niraj Komatineni, who finished second at the boys tennis state tournament this spring, announced his commitment to Brown on July 23 on Twitter.

The Mason senior was named the Greater Miami Conference Player of the year for the second consecutive year this spring and is a three-time state qualifier.

Komatineni has a career mark of 48-19 and tennisrecruiting.net list him as a five star prospect and the number two recruit in Ohio, 32nd overall.

Zeuch 1-1 after break: Former Mason standout T.J. Zeuch has had two very different outings since throwing in the All-Star game representing the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

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In Zeuch’s first start since the all-star game for Toronto’s double-A affiliate, Zeuch lost for the first time in over a month, giving up five earned runs to Reading over five innings. Zuech struck out eight while giving up seven hits and walking one.

Zeuch bounced back to improve to 7-4 in his last start.

Against Hartford, the right hander worked six innings of shutout baseball, striking out five while scattering five hits.

In 16 starts, Zeuch has struck out 62 in 95 innings of work with a 3.32 ERA.

Isaacs picks up win: Former Lebanon standout Dusty Isaacs picked up a win out of the bullpen for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

The closer, Isaacs got the win against Reading after working 1 2/3 innings of perfect baseball. Isaacs struck out three while not yielding a hit or walk.

Isaacs allowed just two runs in the month of July, with both of them coming in an outing on July 2.

Since going to New Hampshire, Isaacs 3-2 with one save and a 3.00 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 36 innings.

Isaacs had been 1-0 at AAA Buffalo with a 6.30 ERA in six games, appearing in 10 innings.

McDonald getting work in: It has been a busy year for former Comet Andrew McDonald.

After a busy spring season at Virginia Tech, McDonald has been pressed into action often with the Billings Mustangs, the Rookie ball team of the Cincinnati Reds.

McDonald threw three times in five days for the Mustangs out of the bullpen within the last week, earning his first save while working 4.2 innings.

McDonald recorded the save on July 23, striking out three in two innings of perfect baseball. McDonald did not allow a walk or hit while striking out three.

McDonald also saw action on July 26 and 28, allowing four hits and one run while striking out four.

Northcut hot: Former Mason standout Nick Northcut continues to swing a hot bat for the Gulf Coast Red Sox.

Northcut is now third on the team in RBI with 14, despite playing in just 23 games.

The former Comet is hitting .289 with eight doubles and a home run while scoring 10 runs.

The Red Sox are 21-14 and in first place in the South Division of the Gulf Coast League.

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