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May 19, 2013

Potomac State falls in district final

No. 3 Spartanburg advances, 17-2

KEYSER, W.Va. — Wesley Rogers had four of Spartanburg Methodist’s 22 hits and Reid Moman homered and knocked in four runs as the Pioneers ended Potomac State’s hopes of a trip to the Junior College World Series with a 17-2 win to win the Eastern District Championship Sunday at Golden Park.

With the win, Spartanburg Methodist, 45-13 and No. 3 in the lastest NJCAA Division I poll, nation earned the trip to the World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., and will play  Walters (Tenn.) State, which is 37-16, in a first-round game on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Potomac State, Region XX champions for the 11th time in 14 years, ended its season with a 40-16 record. The Catamounts were ranked No. 15 in the nation.

Spartanburg Methodist scored four runs in the top of the first inning and padded its lead all afternoon in the Eastern District final. The Pioneers led 11-1 after eight innings, before scoring six runs in the ninth.

Josh Escoffier pitched 4 1-3 scoreless innings of relief to get the win.

Spartanburg went unbeaten in winning the district. The Pioneers topped Potomac State 11-9 in Friday’s opener, beat ASA (N.Y.) 7-2 on Saturday before ending the double-elimination tournament by beating the Catamounts again on Sunday.

Potomac State split four games in the weekend tournament. While the Catamounts lost twice to Spartanburg, they beat USC-Lancaster 8-0 and ASA 6-3 in elimination games to advance to Sunday’s championship game.

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