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April 28, 2013

Frostburg State takes two from Altoona

FROSTBURG — Big innings and solid pitching performances helped lead Frostburg State to its first doubleheader sweep of the season as the Bobcats defeated former conference rival Penn State-Altoona on Senior Day, 9-3 and 9-0, on Saturday.

In the first game, The Bobcats scored four runs in the first inning and then broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning. Ryan McGuigan drove in two runs off of one hit. Matt Donaldson, Dylan Shupe, Rob Jennings, Pat Sapp and Garrett Price all had RBI.

Joe Markiewicz Jr. pitched five innings to get the win giving up two hits and one earned run. He struck out two and walked one. Cody Ellsworth came on in relief and pitched the final two innings to seal the win.

Altoona’s Mark Schmauder drove in all three runs.

In the second game, J.K. Filauro and Shupe each had two hits with Shupe driving in four runs. Both Shupe and Filauro scored twice with and Filauro had an RBI. Jon Keeler added two RBIs.

Doug Politz also pitched five innings, striking out eight without any walks while surrending two of Altoon’a three hits. Zach Lawhorn and Shupe each pitched an inning in relief.

The Bobcats (23-14) had three three-run innings in the first, third and fourth.

Frostburg State hosts a non-conference doubleheader with Mount Aloysius on Wednesday. The first game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Potomac State    6 8

Shenandoah    0 5

KEYSER, W.Va. — Potomac State used a couple of big first innings to pull off a sweep over Shenandoah University to pick up its 30th and 31st victories on Saturday afternoon at Golden Park.

A four-run first in the opening game and a seven-run opening inning in the second game led the Catamounts to  6-0 and 8-5 wins.

Potomac State’s key Region XX game on Sunday with Hagerstown Community College was postponed due to rain and will be played on Tuesday at Golden Park beginning at 3 p.m.

Saturday’s sweep lifted Potomac State (31-13) past the 30-win mark for the 12th time in the last 14 years.

Brandon Cordell gave the Catamounts a complete game effort in the opening game as the freshman raised his record to 5-1. Cordell struck out seven and walked two in the shutout win.

Scott Fox’s two-run double in the first inning proved to be enough for PSC.

David Kimbrough, Alex Levitan and Ron Musto each drove in runs for PSC.

In game two, Josh McKown made his first start and picked up the win as he struck out three in four innings. Colby Vanoy picked up the save in three innings, allowing just one run and striking out two.

PSC’s opening inning was highlighted by a two-run double from Tre Porter, a two-run single from Adam Meeker and a two-run single from Jamison Jones.

Meeker finished with two hits and Connar Bastaich added an insurance run with an RBI single in the fifth inning.

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