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May 5, 2014

PSC blasts Chesapeake

Poretz strikes out 11 as Frostburg State beats Stevenson

KEYSER, W.Va. — Potomac State banged out 17 hits to defeat Chesapeake College 16-8 at a windy Golden Park on Sunday afternoon.

Fraser Brown launched a long grand slam home run and Adam Meeker added three hits to pace the Catamounts.

Evan Mitchell pitched 4 2/3 innings of solid relief to pick up the win and increase his record to 6-0. He struck out four and allowed just one run.

Chesapeake’s Scott Mitchell provided much of the Skipjack’s offense as the freshman hit two home runs and drove in four. Eric Enrico and Ausaf Hussain also hit home runs for Chesapeake, who fell to 27-21.

Chesapeake’s Stephen Seufert took the loss and drops to 2-2.

Billy Sager, Elliott McCummings and Connor Bastaich each added two hits for PSC and Brent Parrish added a two-run double.

Potomac State improves to 35-10-1 and has won 16 straight games.

With the win Potomac State has locked up the number one seed for the upcoming Region XX Tournament that begins on Friday.

The Catamounts will wrap up the regular season today when they host Cecil College for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

Frostburg State    10

Stevenson    2

FROSTBURG — Frostburg State picked up a resounding win over Stevenson on Sunday as 10 seniors played in their final home game for FSU.

Senior Austin Poretz led the way for the Bobcats as he tied his season high in strikeouts with 11. Poretz improved to 7-2 after pitching seven strong innings while surrendering just four hits and two runs.

FSU jumped out on top of the Mustangs (14-25) in the fourth. Senior Kevin Kean led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a single from fellow senior Dylan Shupe. Junior Kam Stewart brought Kean home for the first run with an RBI groundout. Later in the inning, senior Rob Jennings picked up an RBI single to make it 2-0, and then senior Mike Virbickis drove in the final run on a fielder's choice.

Both teams scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to make the score 5-2. Kean and senior Will Warrick each recorded RBI singles.

Frostburg put the game away with three runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth. Stewart picked up an RBI in the seventh with a triple and then scored on a sacrifice fly from Brady. Later in the inning, senior Brandon Remalia delivered an RBI single.

In the eighth, with two outs, Kean walked and then Shupe came through with a double to right field that scored Kean from first. Stewart then singled through the left side to drive in Shupe and finish the scoring at 10-2.

Senior A.J. Rosenthal came in and pitched a scoreless eighth with one strikeout, and then fellow senior Kenny Georgius pitched a scoreless ninth while recording two strikeouts.

Offensively, the Bobcats were led by Shupe, who went 3 for 5 with three runs and an RBI, and Kean, who went 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI. Stewart led FSU with three RBIs on a 2 for 4 day. Brady and Jennings each picked up two hits and an RBI.

Frostburg finished its regular season with a 28-13 record.

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