Mason's power surge carries Grant
May 25, 2015 10:00 PM - A consistent contact hitter with some speedy wheels, Matt Mason makes for the perfect lead-off man. But on Monday afternoon, Mason took on a different role, an unlikely one. He became the big home run hitter. The junior shortstop crushed a pitch over the left field fence in the third inning to get his first home run of the season. It drove in 2 runs and was all the offense Grant needed in a 2-1 victory over visiting Crystal Lake Central in the opening round of the Class 4A state tournament.