Cumberland Times-News

April 26, 2013

Hepple helps Lakers past Raptors

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— MCHENRY — Garrett exploded for 13 runs in the third inning to win the first game, then rallied for five in the bottom of the sixth to take the nitecap in a 14-4, 10-9 sweep of Montgomery in a junior college baseball Friday at Garrett.

Jason Hepple was 5 for 7 on  the day and singled in the go-ahead run in the second game as the Lakers won for the fourth time in five games.

In the first game, Luis Rios was 3 for 4 with a double, two singles and three RBIs, Hepple went 2 for 3 with three RBIs, Michael Bolla was 3 for 3 and Corey Helbig hit a two-run double.

Rios and Hepple doubled and singled and Bolla singled twice in the big 13-run third inning.

Brennan Weinstein went the distance for the win.

The Lakers trailed 7-5 after 5 1-2 innings of the second game until scoring five times in the sixth. Helbig hit a two-run single to tie it 7-7, and Hepple’s RBI single gave the Lakers their first lead.

Hepple finished 3 for 4 with a double, two singles and three runs, Michael Drake had two singles and Jhulian Spaulding a two-run double.

Jake Taylor, who homered in the first game, doubled and singled for Montgomery (32-15).

Corey Podvasnik got the win in relief, allowing two runs and striking out four in five innings. Aaron Stoner got the final out with runners on first and second to earn a save.

Garrett (21-27) plays at Essex today at noon.

Lackawanna    6    8

Potomac State    5    9


KEYSER, W.Va. — Scott Fox drove in three runs and every Potomac State starter had at least one hit to rally the Catamounts to a 9-8 win over Lackawanna (Pa.) in the second game of their doubleheader at Golden Park.

Lackawanna won the opener 6-5.

In the Potomac State win, the Catamounts clawed back from an early 4-0 deficit and trailed 6-4 in the fifth before coming back for the win.

Fox, Jamison Jones, Elliott McCummings, Alex Levitan and Mike Eisel led the attack with two hits apiece for Potomac State, which had 14 hits. Mason Fordyce got the win with five innings. Eisel pitched final final inning for a save.

In the opener, Levitan doubled, singled and drove in two runs for Potomac State, which led 5-3 entering the seventh. Jamie Miller absorbed the loss.

The Catamounts (29-13) host Shenandoah in a doubleheader today and host Hagerstown in a single game on Sunday.