Cumberland Times-News

March 9, 2014

Bobcats, Catamounts drop twinbills

Mike Mathews
Cumberland Times-News

— SALISBURY — Salisbury scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth to hand Frostburg State its first loss, then pounded out 20 hits in the second for a 4-3, 19-4 sweep of their Capital Athletic Conference baseball twinbill on Saturday.

The losses snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Bobcats (7-2, 0-2 CAC), who led 3-2 through seven innings in the opener. But the 10th-ranked Sea Gulls (8-2, 2-0), with two outs and runners on first and third, on an errant throw to second on a stolen base attempt, and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.

Dan Fein (3-0) allowed three runs and fanned four in eight innings for the win. Kenny Georgius allowed five hits and two runs in five innings for Frostburg. Dylan Shupe (0-1) absorbed the loss in relief.

Brandon Remalia doubled and scored on a single by Shupe in the third inning, and Rob Jennings had an RBI single later in the inning to give FSU a 2-0 lead. Ricky Castro singled, moved to third on a single by Shupe and scored on a wild pitch in the fifth to make it 3-1.

Shupe went 3 for 4 for Frostburg, which had eight hits. Kyle Hayman had three hits for Salisbury.

Salisbury turned the second game into a rout early, scoring eight runs in the third and leading 13-0 after four innings.

Nick McElfish and Kam Stewart had two singles and Remalia and Josh Jackson doubled for Frostburg.

Pete Grasso and Quinn Griffith had three hits and four RBIs and Jordan Gowe three hits and three RBIs for Salisbury. Brett Collacchi (4-0) allowed two earned runs and struck out six in six innings.

Frostburg plays again Wednesday at Mary Washington (Va.) at 3 p.m.

Sinclair    4    7

Potomac State    1    5

KEYSER, W.Va. — Sinclair Community College spoiled the home debut of Potomac State by sweeping the Catamounts Saturday at Golden Park.

In the opener, Eric Hansman’s RBI single in the top of the sixth inning gave Sinclair a 2-1 lead. The Tartan Pride added three insurance runs in the seventh to seal the win.

Patrick Boyle fanned six in six innings for the win. Drew Hemminger took the loss for Potomac State, allowing four runs in 1 1-3 innings.

Connar Bastaich had two hits for the Catamounts.

In game two, Sinclair jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and increased the lead to 5-1 after two innings.

Potomac State (4-6) had a chance to tie the game in the sixth, but left the bases loaded.

Matt Maiers absorbed the loss, as he allowed five runs in 1 1-3 innings. Sinclair starter Carlos Pena picked up the win with five solid innings of work.

The series concludes with a single game today at noon.