From Staff Reports
POTOMAC PARK — Forrest Spurlock’s hit on a force out brought home Donte Eubanks for the winning run, allowing Garrett College to sweep Anne Arundel at the Hot Stove Complex Monday afternoon.
The Lakers (6-11) won the opener 10-5 before taking down the Pioneers, 4-3, in the eighth inning of the second game.
In the sweep clinching game, the Lakers led 3-0 after four innings before Anne Arundel scored twice in the fifth and forced extra innings with a run in the top of the seventh.
The Lakers began their half of the eighth with a lead-off single by Cutter Atha. Eubanks then hit into a fielder’s choice that force out Atha. Eubanks then stole second and Anne Arundel intentionally walked Conor Archer. Spurlock then hit the 0-1 pitch that scored Eubanks.
Reliever Tyler Byers allowed only one hit in the last two innings, suffered an unearned run and struck out two.
Anne Arundel’s Gabriel Vertucci had an RBI double.
In the first game, Mason Dick’s three-run home run in the fifth inning helped the Lakers pull away from the Pioneers, who led 4-3 midway through four before Garrett scored four times in the bottom of the inning to go ahead 7-3. After Anne Arundel (8-8) added a run in the fifth, Dick’s blast made it 10-4.
Eubanks led the Lakers’ 15-hit attack with three while Joey Johnson had two doubles and Patrick Sines one.
Anne Arundel’s Braden Goughenour belted a two-run home run in the first inning.
Garrett (2-2 Maryland JUCO, 2-2 Division II) will host Penn State Greater Alleghany on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Potomac State splits with Mercyhurst
KEYSER, W. W.Va. — Billy Sager clubbed two home runs to carry Potomac State to a 10-3 win over Mercyhurst NE in the second game of a doubleheader at Golden Park on Monday.
Potomac State dropped the opener 9-7.
In addition to Sager’s two home runs, Tre Porter added a home run and Adam Meeker had three hits with two doubles and a triple as PSC outhit the Saints 13-3.
Dalton Westfall got the win. He allowed three runs over six innings. The freshman struck out five, walked four and gave up three hits. Drew Hemminger worked a perfect seventh to close out the game.
In the opener, Potomac State squandered an early lead and allowed Mercyhurst to score eight runs over the last three innings.
Porter led Potomac State with three hits and both Meeker and Andrew Kowalo added two hits.
Matt Maiers took the loss as he allowed six earned runs in2 1/3 innings of work. He walked one and struck out two to fall to 1-4.
Potomac State (17-9-1) will travel to Youngwood, Pa., on Wednesday for a 2 p.m. twinbill with Westmoreland County Community College.