From Staff Reports
KEYSER, W.Va. — Tanner Everton threw a nine-inning complete game as Potomac State downed CCBC Catonsville 8-1 Thursday afternoon at Golden Park.
It marked the second straight day that the Catamounts downed Catonsville, winning 13-4 Wednesday afternoon.
Everton, who hails from from Harpers Ferry, W.Va., threw 8 2/3 of shut out baseball, allowing a run in the top half of the ninth. The sophomore scattered seven hits, struck out three and walked two on just 105 pitches. During one stretch, Everton retired six hitters on seven pitches, to even his record at 3-3.
“Tanner pitched quite a game,” said Catamount Head Coach Doug Little. “He really battles on the mound, knows how to pitch and had a solid game plan today. He benefited from watching the Catonsville hitters yesterday. He studied them, and pitched his plan today.”
Everton also benefitted from an error-free game from the Catamount defense.
David Kimbrough led the Potomac State offense with three hits, as the Catamounts had six different hitters drive in a run.
Mike Eisel had a two-run double and Elliott McCumings, Scott Fox, Connar Bastaich, Zach Stolipher and Alex Levitan each drove in a run.
“We faced some good arms the last two days,” said Little. “Our guys did a good job, especially with two strikes today of putting the ball in play and putting some pressure on them.”
Brandon O’Malley took the loss for Catonsville, despite striking out eight in 6 2/3 innings.
Kenny Linero drove in Catonsville lone run with an RBI single in the ninth inning.
On Wednesday, Scott Fox pulled a little double-duty for the Catamounts at Golden Park as the sophomore pitched seven innings and picked up a pair of hits in their 13-4 victory.
Fox raised his record to 4-0, striking out four and scattering six hits. He went to 2 for 4 with two runs batted in, a run scored and a stolen base.
Kimbrough and Adam Meeker each added two hits and Jamison Jones drove in four runs with a triple, sacrifice fly and a groundout.
McCummings drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and a double.
Kenny Linereo added a solo home run for Catonsville (17-8).
Ryan Wagner took the loss for the Cardinals, allowing five runs in three innings.
Jamie Miller worked a perfect sixth and seventh inning for the Catamounts.
Potomac State (15-10) continues its home stand this weekend with doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. The Catamounts square off with CCAC-South starting at noon on Saturday. Westmoreland County Community College arrives Sunday for two at 1 p.m.