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April 10, 2013

PSC slams South

KEYSER, W.Va. — Potomac State had it all working on Wednesday, combining on the day for 34 runs and 26 hits, and completing its 11-1, 23-0 doubleheader sweep over CCAC-South with a perfect game in junior college softball action at Potomac State.

In the opener, Taylor Rice went 4-for-4 with four singles, while Eric Doyle tripled, singled and knocked in four runs. Allie Lockhart had a pair of singles.

In the second game, PSC pitchers Kendra Hardesty and Sydney Ouzts combined for a five-inning perfect game, striking out seven, with Hardesty working the first three innings and Ouzts the fourth and fifth innings.

Potomac State scored 10 runs in the first inning and 10 in the third to have the twinbill sweep in hand early. Rice went 3-for-4 in the second game, while Doyle had two doubles and three RBI, and Morgan Wright two doubles and two RBI.

Potomac State (10-2) will host CCBC-Catonsville for a doubleheader Friday at 3 p.m.

Frostburg State    4 14

York    3   5

FROSTBURG — Frostburg State survived a scare in the first game and powered for a six-inning victory in the second to sweep of York (Pa.) in Capital Athletic Conference action on Wednesday.

Frostburg (21-6, 3-1) scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 4-3 win in the opener and then exploded for a 14-5 victory in six innings in the nightcap.

Caitlin Lovend hit a pair of RBI singles in the first and fifth innings to give FSU a 2-1 edge through five innings.

York (6-22, 2-4) tied the game at 2-2 with a run in the sixth and grabbed a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth.

Shari Beavers doubled home Bailey Ellsworth to score the tying run with two outs in the bottom of the inning. Freshman Lauren Capece singled home Beavers for the game winner.

Lovend went 3 for 4 with two RBI, while senior Taylor Vandegrift was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Mary Ann Moore pushed her record to 11-3 by fanning six in eight innings.

In the second game, Frostburg State fell behind 3-2 before rallying with five runs in the third and six in the sixth.

Renay Aubel’s third inning  solo home run tied it and Kerri O'Malley gave FSU the lead for good with a sacrifice fly to right. Vandegrift then smacked a two-run double and Ellsworth’s single made it 7-5.

FSU added a run in the fifth and exploded for six in the sixth highlighted by Vandegrift’s three-run double and Lovend’s two-run walk-off home run.

Freshman Nicole Bradford (5-0) allowed just two earned runs in five innings for the win.

Vandegrift finished 3 for 3 with five RBI, three runs scored and two doubles. Ellsworth had four hits and Lovend drove in three runs and scored twice.

FSU hosts Wesley on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Chesapeake    10   8

Allegany    0   0

WYE MILLS — Allegany College ran up against the top team in Region XX, undefeated Chesapeake College, on Wednesday, and though the Trojans battled in both games, they came up short in both.

Chesapeake scored nine runs in the first inning of the opener and pitcher Weiermiller held Allegany to one hit, a single in the third inning by Danielle Smith. It was Weiermiller and Zietlo who had the big hits for Chesapeake, both hitting a double and a triple.

In the second game, Chesapeake took a 7-0 lead through four, taking advantage of four Allegany errors. Greenwell hit a home run and a single for Chesapeake, while Samantha Frankenberry and Kaylee DeVore both singled for Allegany.

Tyner went the distance on the hill to get the win, striking out eight.

Allegany will play Monday at Garrett.

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